A Place of Encounter

Experience Magdala. A unique place of pilgrimage in the Holy Land, located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Known for being the crossroads of Jewish and Christian history and the hometown of Mary Magdalene.

Discover our first-century archaeology, worship center Duc In Altum, guesthouse, volunteer program, events and Media Center; and join the Magdala Family.

Encounter Magdala

Join us in Puebla, Mexico, and experience a pilgrimage with moments of prayer, worship, and praise, as well as guided tours. Walk, sing, share and celebrate with Magdala.

Encounter Magdala 2024


The Magdala Guest House, provides guests with a serene and immersive experience, blending natural beauty with rich historical heritage and spirituality.
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Pilgrim Encounter


Renowned for its first-century synagogue and significant discoveries, such as the Magdala Stone, that attract scholars and tourists interested in its historical and biblical importance.

Historical Encounter

Duc In Altum

A sanctuary beckoning visitors to deepen their spiritual connection through prayer and reflection, it centers on Jesus' public life and encourages ecumenical dialogue.

Duc In Altum

Join us at the Encounter Magdala 2024 in Puebla, Mexico from July 25 to July 28
Latest from Magdala
We Celebrate 10 Years of the Magdala Project!
Magdala Experience
May 28th, 2024, marks the 10th anniversary of the Duc In Altum and the Archaeological Park—10 years of a project built with the support of the essential people who have made Magdala what it is today in the Holy Land.
Magdala's Journal
By Magdala Team
Learn about Magdala's history, spirituality, and culture. Each month, read the Director's Letter, explore Jewish and Christian history, delve into archaeological findings, and more.
The Rosary From The Holy Land
By Kathleen Nichos and Fr. Eamon Kelly, L.C.
Listen to our new podcast. Through repeated prayers and Scripture, we seek transformation in Christ, following the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary. This contemplative prayer helps us understand Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Encounter Magdala 2024
By Magdala Team
Join us on a unique visit to Puebla, Mexico, following in the footsteps of its founders, the Franciscan Friars, continuing this 10-year journey in preparation for the 2033 celebration of Christ's Passion, Death, and Resurrection.
Virtual Pilgrimage of Prayer in Jerusalem
Jerusalem is a city of prayer, recognized as one of the holiest cities in the world. Deepen your connection with God through this virtual Pilgrimage of Prayer, discovering the people, places, and ways Christians pray in Jerusalem.

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Your support is crucial to continue developing this Holy Site, uncovering its archaeological treasures and hosting our onsite and media programs.
With your support Magdala is becoming a worldwide catalyst for renewal and reconciliation.
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