Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Central District

Categories: National Parks, Ruins, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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Take a tour of the World Heritage Site of Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, a vast archaeological complex that contains the remains of two ancient cities. One of the cities, Maresha, dates back to the eighth-century BCE kingdom of Judah, while Beit Guvrin, then known as Eleutheropolis, was inhabited in the Roman and Byzantine periods. Discover thousands of bell-shaped subterranean caves that dot the hills of the historic site, forming a labyrinthine network of quarries, baths, hideaways, storage facilities, and even burial grounds. Apart from the caverns, you can also visit the remains of a Roman amphitheater, and a church that was rebuilt by 12th-century crusaders. Plan your visit to Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Givat Yeshayahu tourist route planner.
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  • clean and well maintained very big cave complex nice to drive from site to site and to go underground not recommended in hot days. a must site for history lovers 
  • מערות היסטוריות משוחזרות ומטופחות מתקופות ארכיאולוגיות שונות. מקום מעניין אולם יש לקחת בחשבון הליכה ממקום למקום ובימי הקיץ החום מתיש. מצויים כאם ציורי קיר משוחזרים על פי המקור. באם משלבים מקום זה עם א...  read more »
  • We visited and enjoyed the Beit Guvrin National Park between Beit Shemesh and Kiryat Gat. The kids (of all ages) and grandkids will love exploring the huge bell caves and columbarium (pigeon-raising) ...  read more »
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