One of King Herod’s most glorious remaining palaces.
On top of a mountain on the edge of the Judean Desert, King Herod built a summer palace where he wanted to be buried. This architectural marvel continues to inspire and stun visitors today with its beauty, which remains from the first century BCE. Herodium contains a complex with the ruins of the palace, a large pool, bath house, remains of Herod’s tomb, a small theatre, towers and escape tunnels. Although King Herod was a ruthless ruler, he is responsible for many of Israel’s greatest ancient works of architecture. Guided tours are available in Hebrew on Fridays, and English tours can be booked in advance for Saturdays.
|Opening hours:||Summer: Sun-Thu 08:00-17:00, Fri 08:00-16:00; Winter: Sun-Thu 08:00-16:00, Fri 08:00-15:00|
|Price:||Single admission adult NIS 29, child NIS 15, students NIS 25|