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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
08-681-2957
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Ranked #9 of 179 attractions in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Ancient Ruins
Description: This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological sites that visitors can explore.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Paso Robles
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We had a free day on a group tour and decided these caves looked intriguing. Incredible! Not only did our tour guide Eli Gerter pick us up from our hotel in Tel Aviv and take us to the wonderful domed caverns of Bet Guvrin, but he planned the tour to build to that crescendo. He began by taking us through... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Visit this park during the incredibly hot summer months to fully appriciate the difference in tempreture once you decend into one of the caves. People curved rooms into the ground and lived there in the old times. Its is interesting, impresive, and fun for the kids. Make sure you bring plenty to drink. There is a shop with drinks and... More

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Israel
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

If you go to Beit Guvrin- Maresha you can sample some of the finest Hellenistic and Early Roman archeology you have ever seen. I recommend the Siddonian burial cave and the Bell Caves. What is even more neat, you can do the DIG FOR A DAY. This allows you to be an amateur archeologist and dig for antiquities. A regular... More

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Modiin, Israel
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Beit Guvrin is a pretty big national park, with lots of stops to check out. We really enjoyed going through the caves (some of them were entire complexes) and learning about what the caves were used for (water storage, homes, etc). It took us around 4 or 5 hours to see everything we wanted to see. Also, admission also includes... More

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Nahariya, Israel
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

the Maresha - bet - guvrin Caves, part of them were hiding place for femelies and fighters during the Bar - cochva struggle, there are some very nerrow caves (not for fet people..) you are walking through on your knees, a very uniqe felling, even a bit frightening, but very very interesting. in Bet guvrin the cave is high, it... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Amazing! This place was incredible! Some of the remains are so well preserved. I have never seen living quarters like this. The time it must have taken tohave hewn out these caves!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

This area was well worth the stop. I had been to Israel several times but had never visited this site. I had my wife and children with me this time. We started our visit by viewing the bell caves. Then we went through one of the Sidonian burial caves. The Park has recently repainted one of the burial caves to... More

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Chelsea, Alabama
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

The Phoenician tomb is so beautiful and the letter found written there gives a great discussion

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Jerusalem, Israel
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

A mix of beautiful caves with history and unique man made caves and tunnels. Great for children.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

just between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv you will find this national garden that can give you hours of interest and knowledge about life 2000 years ago. the place is well maintain and there is leaflet in English. you must have car to go around. the caves are typical for this region and you will not find it elsewhere.

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