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Beit She'an National Park

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Address: Beit She'an, Beit She'an, Israel
Phone Number: (06) 658 7189
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Established in the 5th century B.C. on a hilltop south of Nahal Harod, this...

Established in the 5th century B.C. on a hilltop south of Nahal Harod, this park is one of the world’s largest archaeological sites containing an entire Roman-Byzantine city.

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We toured Beit She'an with a tour group and it was breathtaking to see the excavated city with all of the detail. My son, who is a music student, stood on the stage of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We toured Beit She'an with a tour group and it was breathtaking to see the excavated city with all of the detail. My son, who is a music student, stood on the stage of the theater while our group sat at the very top. He sang a song and the acoustics were amazing. Loved thinking how it must have been... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got a local bus from Tiberius to Bet She'an, which is 10 mins walk from the bus stop. It very easy to find, when I went it was 29 shekels, you get a map and brochure explaining the history. I went for the Roman Ruins which are very well preserved, good explainations at each site and the total distance... More 

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ruins. Not far from Tel Aviv. Do not miss the mosaics neither the acueductus outside the ruins area.

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Thank marta6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Beit Shean national park after visiting Mount Masada on the way to exploring the north. This was my third trip to Israel and can't believe I had not been here before. What a stunning find. Incredible archaeological ruins and history set against an adjacent small but lively city. The ruins are well preserved with ongoing excavations. Don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Beit She'an park is a remarkable example of Roman architecture and the ruins are extensive and remarkable. The amphitheatre and collonades are most impressive. Make sure to take the time to stroll through and digest it all. There's also a good 7 minute video at the visitor center in Hebrew and English. Definitely a top site.

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Thank orrdin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

If you are interested in the Roman an Byzantine history, you have to go to Beith Shean. The archeological place gives a good impression of Roman live and architecture. Also the view into the Jordan valley is most beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We brought a private tour guide (which I highly recommend) and had a great experience! Even out teenaged kids seemed impressed. Don't miss the older Egyptian ruins at the top of the Tel as well. The columns and the tech of the baths and water features were incredible to see. I want because if the great reviews and our tour... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

On our way home from a vacation in Tiberias we decided to stop off at the archeological site in the Beit Shaan national Park. We were lucky in that when we arrived there was a voluntary guide who took us around. We could have spent the whole day with him but had to settle for 90 minutes as we were... More 

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Netanya, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Although containing excellent Roman ruins, the set up allows for running around, mosaic spotting, a tramp up a hill to enjoy the views over surrounding countryside, and marvelling at the contours of 7000 year old Canaanite temples. There's a stage on which to perform in the well-preserved theatre, and the scale and state of the place gives a real feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

If you've been disappointed with the Forum in Rome, you won't be here. Destroyed by a major earthquake, the city never was rebuilt. The restoration of the baths, the temples and other sites are awesome. Be aware though that the trip is up and down hill and gets tiring for us 55 plusers. Bring water, it gets hot as well.

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