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Zippori National Park

4 kilometers east of Hamovil junction | (on Route 79 between Hamovil junction and Nazareth), Israel
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Ranked #52 of 571 attractions in Israel
Type: National Parks
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New Albany, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Zippori/Tsippori/Seppori is an ancient Talmudic city that was once the location of the Sanhedrin. The ruins are in a beautiful hilltop setting in the lower Galilee. It contains Hasmonean, Byzantine, Arab and Crusader ruins, the most impressive being the Byzantine mosaics. Don't miss the beautiful Mona Lisa of The Galilee mosaic which, like the original Mona Lisa, is much smaller... More

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cleveland
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Not an easy place to find but well worth it. I was one of the surprise places that we visited. It is filled with history and various levels of excavation. It would be best to visit with a guide that is familiar with all there is to see. Some wheelchair access. Clean bathrooms. Snack food. Maps and info and a... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Zippori is a village and an archeological site located in the central Galilee region of Israel. While excavations are still ongoing, there is a great deal to see and learn. The site holds a diverse historical and architectural legacy that includes Hellenistic, Jewish, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Crusader, Arabic and Ottoman influences.Outstanding mosaics that endured centuries; the Roman theater; the synagogue--all... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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80 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We absolutely loved this park & would strongly recommend it as a "must do" if you like Roman ruins. The mosaics were some of the best we have ever seen & we have seen many Roman ruins in Turkey & Croatia. They were just outstanding to think they endured this test of time. They truly were fantastic to see in... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

You'll find this national park in western Lower Galilee. the Romans called it Diocaerarea - the city of the god Zeus and of Caesar. First excavations took place in early 20th century and are still underway. The Nile House mosaics are stunning. The Roman theater is 70 meters wide and 4500 stone seats. One synagogue has been located. Very impressive.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The park is a real gem. Well preserved and mended, with excellent annotations and signed paths and informative signs. It is also a wonderful attraction for young kids - with the underground aqueduct walk. Beautiful views from the top of the fortress.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We were driving from Zichron Yaakov to Tiberias. We stopped to visit Nazareth and decided to add Zippori National Park - a wise decision. Zippori National Park and Bet She'an National Park were two highlights of our trip to Israel. We know that the Romans were active in the Holy Land for hundreds of years, but these two sites emphasize... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It is an inspirational place, revealing the seat of the Sanhedrin - the supreme Jewish legislative authority past the destruction of the second Temple by the Romams. It legislated changes that helped Judaism survive to this day. Beyond that, it is a place where cultures meet - supreme Roman mosaics of Dyonisus, early Christian and Jewish life. And alll this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Saturday 10:00 before it all the tourists start arriving we visited two families for children aged 2-12, All site deployed on some hills teem has a long hiking trail, and as I have infested shorten Short Track lazy. All save as 2000 years ago. Just amazing. There are arts and crafts and games for kids free. The entrance fee per... More

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New York
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119 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I absolutely enjoyed seeing the remnants of the city of Tzippori and would strongly recommend anyone who is in the area to spend about 3 hours at the park to enjoy and appreciate the remains of a great culture. Adventure Tip: If you are feeling adventurous, bring a flashlight and go inside the ancient water reservoiur and descend into the... More

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