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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

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Address: Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
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+972 8-681-2957
08:00 - 17:00
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Fri 08:00 - 16:00
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This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological...

This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological sites that visitors can explore.

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A great find in the middle of the countryside!

We were delighted to find Maresha. It brought the parable of the "wheat and the tares" to life for us and the pigeon "columbarium" was so interesting. I'd definitely keep this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sooz E
Speightstown, Barbados
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Speightstown, Barbados
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were delighted to find Maresha. It brought the parable of the "wheat and the tares" to life for us and the pigeon "columbarium" was so interesting. I'd definitely keep this on my list as a "go to" place in the Holy Land.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ancient man-carved caves. Originally used as a quarry, local population found other uses for the caves. Placed in a beautiful region of Israel, one can explore the caves and history dating back thousands of years ago! Don't miss the Roman ruins as well! There's an option for walking the park or moving by car between caves. Not wheelchair accessable.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit the state of Israel this is one of the places u should take in mind and take of your time from vacation to visit this wounderfull place

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ancient caves dated 3rd century BC. Eleven caves and every one has it's history. Excellent to travel with family and children, but the way is long - take enough water!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Pros: Walking round the site was the best part of the visit and without a car I had no option. The views are fantastic, the spring flowers were emerging and it was a lovely sunny but not too warm day. So I would describe it as having a lovely walk interspersed with interesting sightseeing. The cons: getting there from Jerusalem... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This National Park is on UNESCO World Heritage list and is one of the best in Israel. We loved it and we visit every corner of it. We came with a rental car and was very nice to walk around this huge park. Be aware that are some firing zone in this area and you can hear gunfire, but do... More 

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

A must see when you are in israel. Absolutely the most beautiful and exciting np in israel (of which i've visited so far)... go into every cave, do the whole tour/ trail! We did it with kids of just 3, 4 and 6 years old (3 years old was also sometimes in backcarrier)... it was amazing and great. Don't forget... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

I live near Tel Aviv and numerous times when I have visitors I find that I want to take them to see something impressive that is also not too far away. Visiting Beit Guvrim has been my choice. It is an easy 50 km ride, taking less than a one hour drive, south of Tel Aviv. Although there are many... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

I have been to Israel 4 times and only this time I discovered this place. I think it should be more widely recognized. It's a very interesting place and has great "postcard images". It's a good idea to visit it on your way from Jerusalem to Tel-Aviv and bundle it with the stalactites cave (Netifim - Soreq).

Thank gacelle
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We were here with 4 generations. The dig was a great family activity. The youngest loved digging and the older kids loved finding pottery shards, sea shells and other artifacts from the Hasmonean period This was our second time here and remains an off the beaten path that is worth the trip

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