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Nabatean Avdat Acropolis

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Address: Sdeh Boker, Mitspe Ramon 1527600, Israel
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Very interesting archeological site

The Nabateans did not leave many bone fide sites, so this is well worth visiting. Our group certainly enjoyed it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nabateans did not leave many bone fide sites, so this is well worth visiting. Our group certainly enjoyed it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this site a number of times, but I have never written about it for Trip Advisor. It is a very impressive site, although it is best to visit with a guide. This time an archaeologist led the tour and she has been excavating at Avdat and other sites in the Negev for 20 years. The tour was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These are Nabatean and Byzantine ruins on the top of a mesa which, while they may not have the emotional and historical traction of Masada, are pretty amazing, with long and spectacular views of the Negev in every direction

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Make sure you stop here and wander round the reconstructed ruins of a hilltop Nabatean spice and silk route staging post. Good for all ages

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I like this acropolis very much, as the view from top is very nice, and ruins are interesting. Also they were quite empty when i visited it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

One of several Nabatian ancient cities. A good place to learn about their history and culture. Easily combined with Ein Avdat in a single day visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We popped in on our return drive back to civilisation! Definitely worth the visit. Fascinating history of Nabatean people and good short film. Bit cheesy but as with any similar historical site you are walking in the footsteps of history. Couldn't help but be amused by the petrol station, Mcdonalds and Aroma coffee bar at the foot of this historical... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is not Petra but built b the same culture - the Nabateans. The descriptive plaques are very informative as is the visitors centre. Watch the short film as it sets out why there is a city here. The visitors centre is wonderfully stocked with interesting souvenirs, many of which relate to the site itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We have driven past this park a few times. This time we decided to prioritize it and were very happy we did! As you drive toward the visitor parking near the top you will pass a small pull over with a sign for the Burial caves...pull over and take a look if time allows, we found it worth the extra... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Unesco Heritage in the desert, the ruins of what was the city of Avdat 2,000 years ago is a incredible place to visit. One of the main cities in the Incense Route that linked Petra (Jordan today) to the Port of Gaza, Avdat has many atractions and interesting points to visit.

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