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Ein Hemed, Aqua Bella

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Address: Seven kilometers west of Jerusalem, Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This lovely park, bisected by a clear stream and containing the ruins...

This lovely park, bisected by a clear stream and containing the ruins of an ancient Crusader castle, is a favorite spot for picnics.

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A lovely shaded stroll

We went on a Saturday and there were many locals picnicking and children playing in the water. This is a beautiful, peaceful location. The buildings here(built between 1140 and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Ann B
Nashville, Tennessee
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Near Jerusalem
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you want a place where you can picnic or barbecue, with little pools of water for the kids, a crusader building, grass and some nice trees, it's fine. Especially if you have a subscription for Israel's national parks and gardens. Otherwise, go to one of the many KKL forests in the vicinity, which are for free. On weekends it's... More 

Thank מיכאל ג
Nashville, Tennessee
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613 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went on a Saturday and there were many locals picnicking and children playing in the water. This is a beautiful, peaceful location. The buildings here(built between 1140 and 1160) were apparently apart of a farm. There are remains of an old olive press in the eastern hall. The large building borders a Moslem cemetery that is still used today... More 

Thank Ann B
Berkel-Enschot, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Ein Hemed is described on internet as a park where one can wonder under the trees and where there are natural springs. The park was very very disappoiting with a little guther of smelly water, a view point with no view and a park the size of a city garden (small!). The crusader farnhouse is okay, but not spectacular. To... More 

3 Thank Constantijn W
Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I have not been there in a long time, but I feel there are many more places of interest that I would recommend before I would suggest Ein Hemed.

2 Thank Margie D
Jerusalem, Israel
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121 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We came by this place only by coincidence. You can walk around an arranged area and make a pick-nick. Shortly after there is the high old building which was suppose to be a farm house once. Inside there are still some old mill stones. A nice place for families with children.

Thank Nicky F
Tel Aviv
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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

An old crusaders fort, a stream, picnic tables, playground and an easy walking trail for families. Lovely for a short walk and half-day in nature.

Thank Adi G
Jerusalem, Israel
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Tha parking is convenient, and there is a small stream in the park and some ruins for the children to have adventures. A bit dirty and sometimes crowded on weekends.

Thank mys64
Jerusalem, Israel
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

a beautiful national park (yes there is an entrance fee), with picnic tables, a lovely stream, beautiful archeological site- a great place for a lovely, intimate stroll or a family picnic, even to toss around a frisbee with friends

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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

this is a beautiful park just outside jerusalem, complete with picnic tables, a small stream running through it, archeological site, and plenty of space for kids to play and adults to rest, stroll or even play frisbee. there is an entrance fee since it is a national park. Please keep this place clean !!

2 Thank Rafi N
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42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is a lovely little park right off the highway near the entrance to Jerusalem/Motza/Abu Gosh. A spring-fed stream runs down the length of the park (well, at least it does in winter-time, I subtracted one star because the stream is almost dry at the end of the summer), and the beautiful banks of the stream are sprinkled generously with... More 

1 Thank IndigoGrrl

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