Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park, Central District

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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. Make Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park part of your personalized Tsafririm itinerary using our Tsafririm visit planning tool .
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  • September 25, 2017
    Not the most famous place in Israel, but if you came for a long time or looked at all of the main attractions at Beit Govrin worth to go for sure. The park itself is pretty big and move from point to point on the car. Unique caves. It is advisable to come in the winter or spring when all green, but even in summer this place is worth the visit-in the caves you can escape from the heat. It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes and bring water and a snack. There are tables in different places but Cafe no, only a couple of stalls that can be closed in a not particularly crowded days. Brochure in Russian does not exist, it is therefore advisable to read about the place in advance, if you don't know Hebrew or English.
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  • September 20, 2017
    Visited on a tour of ancient civilisations. Very interesting to see how the Idumean people lived - and why they left. There's a tour set up where you go through the caves and they show you everything,...  more »
  • September 9, 2017
    Bet Guvrin National Park is located at the Judah lowlands (Shfela). You can find caves, columbrium, the Bell shaped and the Sidonian Graves.  more »

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