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Jeruselem, Israel - Fish Mosaic


On a parcel of land that was once part of the ancient town of Magdala sits the Magdala Center, an impressive facility dedicated to the work of Jesus Christ. This tour of the center is a chance to discover the city’s rich history as well as learn more about the center’s Christian mission. 


  • Magdala Center – A facility designed to teach on the life & importance of Jesus while providing resources for traveling pilgrims.
  • Tour archaeological site – The center sits on the ancient town of Magdala where you can explore archaeological sites dedicated to learning more about biblical times.

Tour Details

Situated along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, The Magdala Center is the manifestation of the Christian mission. On the Center’s campus is the Notre Dame du Lac Hotel & “Duc in Altum” Spirituality Center where pilgrims are able to rest & recharge while celebrating Jesus’s public ministry in the ancient city of Magdala. It is here that you can also explore the archaeological park where history comes to life through ruins & excavation sites, one of the most well-known being the 1st century synagogue believed to be destroyed during the Jewish revolt around 66 or 67 A.D. Beyond its historical significance, the Center boasts a number of projects such as the Magdalena Institute for Women, a tribute to the role of women in the gospel, a state-of-the-art multimedia center that presents Jesus’s life & a number of social, spiritual & cultural programs. The Center’s importance is even recognized by the Vatican as Pope Bendict XVI blessed it in 2009. 

Optional Add-Ons

Join in a Mass celebration & prayer service or on weekdays, you can take a guided tour of the archaeological park.