Cave of the Patriarchs
Cave of the Patriarchs
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Mark L
Winter Park, FL71 contributions
Nov 2022
our guide, who was in constant contact with his IDF buddies recommended we not go due to the
craziness going on . Maybe next time
Written 20 December 2022
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VisitIsrael
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel23,412 contributions
Nov 2022
This second holiest site in Israel for the Jewish people is an excellent place to visit. The building was built 2000 years ago and still is in great shape. The tomb markers are off limits to non-Muslims but can be viewed via windows. Due to tensions only half of the site is open to Jews, while the other half is open to Muslims most of the year. The regular bus service from Jerusalem's Central Bus Station is the perfect way to travel there if you do not have a car.
Written 10 November 2022
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Donne
Germany2 contributions
May 2022
I get a tour with FRIENDS HOSTEL with a tour guide his name Hassan he was relay good , he explained the political situation and history .
Written 21 August 2022
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visithebron
Hebron, Palestinian Territories24 contributions
Aug 2022
Our tour with Visit Hebron - Palestine gives yo the full picture about the Place and where to aroudn
Written 19 August 2022
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Dyron D
Malibu, CA4 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Excellent and holy place to visit. It is safe. Strong security is there. Muslims and Jews are separated there, by different entrances, so quarreling does not exist there. You might get asked your religion, but that is normal in Palestinian tourist sites. Arabs enter one area while non Palestinians (including non Arab tourists, including most Westerners) enter on the Jewish side.
Written 15 July 2022
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Temper43 - Alfredo
Panama City, Panama1,303 contributions
Jul 2021
It had been many years since I visited the Cave of the Patriarchs, or Mearat Hamechpela as it is called in hebrew.
The site is amazing at the same time as is historical, the building is magnificente and remnant of the Herodian period, you can visit the jewish side as the muslims have a different entrance, due to security considerations.
Normally the place is full of jewish people praying to the Patriarchs, and we also received a very interesting explanation by a local person that has visited more of the place, as today the lower parts are closed to the public.
Written 18 September 2021
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Ronnie P
Monterey, Tennessee59 contributions
Jan 2020
In all the world, there is no place I love and celebrate my Creator more than in Hebron at the graves of Adam & Eve, Abraham & Sarah, Jacob & Leah, and Isaac & Rebecca at the Cave of the Patriarchs.
Throughout the ages and in the Bible it is known and highly praised for the sacred place it is!
Also nearby is the Tomb/Graves of Jesse the father of King David and Ruth.
I will return here over and over again!
Written 13 February 2020
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lsgoldblatt
London, UK806 contributions
Jan 2020
So much history in one place. I had been before many years ago but each time it hits me anew how amazing this place is. We learn so much about it and to see it in real is amazing
Written 11 February 2020
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Oct 2019 • Friends
In Hebrew this is called Maarat HaMachpelah which means the cave of multiples. According to Jewish tradition and Bible text this is the burial place of Avraham and Sara, Itzhak and Rivah, Yakov and Leah. Rachel is buried in Bethlem.

The structure is considered to be the oldest building in the world that has continually been used for the same propose that it was originally built. Tomb of the patriarchs.

The site is holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians. It is currently divided physically between Jews and Muslims, during most of the year each group are only allowed to enter and pray on 'their' side. Aside for a few special holidays for each group during which they have access to the entire building and the other group can not enter at all.

Add to your must visit list.
Written 3 February 2020
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Margaret B
Greenbelt, MD691 contributions
Dec 2019
This site has a long, conflictual history, so it is best to go with a guide. Our guide was excellent and we learned not only about the tombs of the patriarchs inside, but also the painful history of this place.
Written 1 December 2019
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