We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beit She'an National Park

Beit She'an, Israel
(06) 658 7189
Improve this listing
Ranked #43 of 578 attractions in Israel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    39
    8
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
S. Florida
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lots of colonnaded streets, temples, theaters and artifacts from the time of Alexander the Great. Parts of Jesus Christ Superstar were filmed here. Definitely worth a 2-3 hour visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This site is not to be missed. Dating back to biblical times, it exceeded my expectations and was nicer than (gasp!) The acropolis in Athens.I had visiteda few years ago during the summer and the weather was a bit hot even for me....found about about the night tours and wow!! The place is lit up and has sounds and music... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
29 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is Israel's largest archeological site. Ruins span centuries here. There is the Egyptian Governor's mansion from the days of the Canaanites, sites from the Philistines to King David, to the Hellenistic Greeks, Hasmoneans, Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders, Arabs and Ottomans. In 749 C.E. The city was destroyed by an earthquake and fire before the Crusaders and Ottomans came here. Walking... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
herts
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Personally I preferred this site to Caesarea, there is more intact, generally less obvious repair work, some mosaic and a hill to climb to give you great views. Some areas have information available through speakers. Take water if you intend to climb the hill. Part of the national parks network, entrance 40NIS or buy a multi park ticket. Light and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
68 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Roman-Byzantine ruins in Beit She’an are the largest and best preserved in Israel. We used our “Green Pass” to get in. Although not as impressive as Jerash (Jordan) the site is certainly worth a visit, which takes about 1 – 2 hours. There are some well-preserved mosaics and the Byzantine baths are very interesting. Certainly worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Palestine, Texas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Amazing Time Travel to thousands of years back. You can touch, walk on ancient civilization. Our tour guide from Jerusalem was a walking, talking history book so the experience was even greater. Take a hat, water bottle, walking shoes---WELL worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tel Aviv, Israel
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Although settlement in the Bet Sheán area started as early as the late Neolithic/early Chalcolithic periods , some 8000 years ago -what you see nowadays in the Bet Sheán National Park excavations , are amazing remains dated from Egyptian period on to Biblical period , Helenic and Roman periods, untill Byzantine period : The city of Bet Sheán was totaly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were thoroughly impressed at the ruins at Beit She'an National Park even though our tour group only had a two-hour stop. Being strategically located, this ancient yet still thriving city has been amazingly excavated to show civilizations from 5000 BCE to Egyptian, Biblical kings, Assyrian, Greek, Roman, Christian Byzantine and Arab Caliphate period, when it was completely devastated by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Well done archaeological site in Israel. Not only Roman but Byzantine, Arab, and much older remnants from Egyptian and Biblical periods. When we visited it was considerably less busy than many better known sites, but was well laid out and maintained with adequate signage to understand what you are looking at. So far only about 10% of the site has... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
portland, or
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
48 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

THese, I thought, were the best ruins in the country, better than Ceserea IMO. Great example of a byzantine city, lots of columns, and tile work present. I would definitely try to make it there if you can

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Beit She'an National Park also viewed

Beit She'an, Northern District
 
Beit She'an, Northern District
Israel, Middle East
 

Been to Beit She'an National Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Beit She'an National Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing