Caesarea National Park

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Caesarea National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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2-3 hours
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B T
London, UK739 contributions
Dec 2021
I thought this was very good, they had lots of ruins that you can spend a few hours walking around. I thought it was really interesting, they have the ruins of Herod's palace, a theatre, a hippodrome, crusader city walls, and the ruins of old roman bathhouses with mosaics on the floor. I think it is well worth a visit, and is in a lovely setting by the sea.
I thought the entrance fee was reasonable in comparison to Israel prices and entrance fees to similar things in other countries. They have some information boards, but perhaps more would help, especially around the theatre area. I think it is good they still use it today, but to do so there are modern parts added, more information would make it clearer what it originally looked like and which bits are original etc. An audio guide tour would be a good addition (maybe they have them already but I didn't see any).
Near the main entrance there are a few restaurants and shops, I don't think it spoilt the atmosphere (probably because they were all closed). It would be better if these were outside the entrance to the national park.
Written 27 December 2021
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Galit R
5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
A gem - history coming alive - one of the most interesting places to visit in israel. You could really get a feel of ancient times. It’s very well maintained, clean and lovely
Written 23 October 2021
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Esti
Long Island, NY39 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We spent a day in Caesarea, it ticks all of the boxes. Fascinating history - the video presentation was great, beautiful scenery, it’s a nice long walk and there some great restaurants and bars at the top. There’s a small beach area as well for a swim at the end.

A very unique attraction, definitely spend a day here, don’t rush it.
Written 27 September 2021
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Gal E
Bat Yam, Israel306 contributions
May 2021
Excellent place, lot's to see, good value for money. I'd give it a 5* rating if not for the museum (which is factored into the price). It was closed more than an hour before the stated time. This part was disappointing. Other than that, great place to visit. One of Israel's "must see".
Written 9 June 2021
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udihc
Herzliya, Israel236 contributions
Mar 2021
Fascinating historical site very well organized, informative and user friendly. plenty of parking. Some nice shopping as well
Written 17 March 2021
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Dec 2019
Although we were unable to explore all of the ruins, the limited experience was none-the-less memorable. Constructed under the reign of King Herod the Great in 20 B.C., the city's official name is Caesarea Maritima, in honor of Caesar Augustus, and served as a major seaport on the Mediterranean Sea. Crusader Fortress ruins can be located to the north. "The Book of Acts" in the Bible, details Apostle Paul as having been imprisoned in Caesarea, pleading his case, then appealing to Emperor Caesar in Rome. This was my second visit to the ruins, and I recall how exploring the complete archeological site carried me back through time. Definitely check the hours of operation so you are able to view Caesarea in its entirety, as it closed far earlier than we had anticipated.
Written 6 November 2020
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teddy1014
Brooklyn, NY172 contributions
Nov 2019
Very large archaeological park of what used to be a thriving port city. There were not a ton of complete structures left, but bits and pieces of foundations and a hippodrome. It's right on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Don't miss the video and gold coins on display, or the beach with a line of Roman aqueduct!
Written 16 October 2020
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Keri
Hong Kong, China451 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
The ruins is quite amazing but once is enough.... the restaurant is inside the park you have to pay a small entry fee to get in and if you want to see everything you have to pay more. The animation at the visitor centre is worth a visit !
Written 8 August 2020
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX690 contributions
Jul 2019
This was our second visit to the Caesarea National Park, north of Tel Aviv in Israel. Our first trip there had been about five or six years ago and we had only been able to view a very small portion of the park. Evidently in the years since, great headway has been made in discovering, "fixing-up" and displaying the ancient ruins and remains of this city. We were able to see and view much, much more of the Caesarea ruins and remains than we saw on our first trip. A very informative and interesting Visitor's Center has been added with multi-media displays and explanations; and restaurants and conveniences for visiting tourists.
It was a hot, very sunny day and there is no shade except in the Visitor's Center and restaurants so be prepared; but theCaesarea National Park is one of the many, many highlights of a trip to Israel and the Holy Land.
Written 26 April 2020
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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,801 contributions
Apr 2020
One of the side trips during our pilgrimage. This great port city, a rival to Alexandria ruled by Queen Cleopatra of Egypt during the Roman Empire. Herod built the largest port in the ancient world here. So this is like going back in time.
Written 23 April 2020
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