This site is truly remarkable and a must see. The archaelogical site is impressive and challenging on foot but worth the experience.
Located within 20 kms and an easy drive from Haifa, this (well-preserved) place is quite unique. In the first century and after its main distinction were the "university" (the auditorium is well preserved) and the arms industry. For a while it was one of the great centers of Jewish learning. The tumbs are very well preserved.
This past year we have spent much of our free time visiting Israels National Parks. Highly recommended for all of those who are travelling Israel at their own pace and not as part of a rushed group. The National Parks and Nature Reserves charge a very small fee . Beit She'arim is located in the lower Galilee near Kiryat Tiyvon.... More
Beit Shearim National Park. Fabulous. Go deep in 3rd century burial caves, especially noteworthy: Cave of Rabbi Yehuda Hanassi and Cave of the Coffins which has many rooms and 135 coffins, many with decorations. For a great view, walk to the statue of Alexander Zaid who was a watchman murdered in 1938 by an Arab. Follow the Israel National Park’s... More
This is definitely one my top 10 places to see while in Israel. It is quite unique. There are plenty of ancient burial tombs to visit in Israel, but none like this. Some people may find it a bit creepy. The remains of the ancient town are also amazing. In addition to the ancient history to be seen here, there... More
We had a great guide who walked us through several of the caves and provided alot of very interesting historical information. In order to enter the caves, you have to duck down and the walking is not the easiest but it's well worth the trip. I would recommend doing it with a guide to get the most out of the... More
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