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Theatre at Caesarea National Park

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Address: Caesarea National Park, Caesarea, Israel
Phone Number: (06) 636-1358
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Amazing ruins by the sea

Fascinating ruins of one of Herod's great sea towns. The well preserved ruins were recently discovered and expended the area visible to tourists. Amazing Hippodrome, colorful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Fascinating ruins of one of Herod's great sea towns. The well preserved ruins were recently discovered and expended the area visible to tourists. Amazing Hippodrome, colorful floors in the baths, just history galore! All is very well presented, good restaurants available in the park as well, which is right on the Mediterranean sea. Don't miss it if you are in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I first visited Caeserea over 45 years ago, and the changes that have been made to the site in terms of what can be seen are amazing. The excavations are fascinating and the way in which the history of the site is explained in the story boards keeps you enthralled from start to finish. The beauty of the site is... More 

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Sierra Vista, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We arrived here in the morning after a delightful evening and night stay at the Dan Caesarea Hotel. It was an enchanting experience. We gathered at the Coliseum, and then walked along the Mediterranean. Amazing architecture, history and beauty!! The sea was sending up spays of water as it hit the nearby rocks. People in hang gliders floated by us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Spent two hours here on group tour. Film/museum were very well presented. Great chafes/restaurants in the old Caesarea Maritima city of King Herod. Well-preserved ruins. Unbelievable Hippodrome, baths, theatre, and Herod's swimming pool. Don't miss the Pontius Pilate dedication stone (original is at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem), the only artifact bearing Pilate's name.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Ancient Colosseum-like theatre from Herod's time, ancient Roman aquaducts ruins, the beautiful harbor on the Mediterranean. Roman statues ruins! Art & history all in one visit. Get to see a short multi-media presentation where ancient history comes to life, from the time of Herod & Jesus to the times of the Crusaders. All ruins where actual chariot races took place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We learned so much about the area, the Jewish history, the Christian history, and later Muslim history in this town. The ruins are amazing. The well-preserved mosaic floors in many of the structures are absolutely marvelous. Standing where over two millennia of history transpired was just awe-inspiring. We loved it here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I heard a sermon in the hippodrome that used to hold 20000 but only holds 3500 today. In Herod's day, you would be able to watch chariot races. This is a bit like the Colosseum in Rome except it's semicircular and smaller. Caesarea was where Romans ruled Israel. Pontius Pilate ruled from here during Jesus's time. The ruins are impressive.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Hi everyone, We had a trip to Ceasarea national park which includes the Roman ampitheatre, the ruins , the diving section, the time machine ppt and the aqua duct and of course the beach. Reaching Ceasarea was easy as the markings on the road was very helpful. Plenty of parking space near the entrance free of cost. The tickets are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This settlement was first built by the Poenicians (568 BCE), then became Hellinistic (332 BCE), and Roman (Herod, 30 BCE), Byzantine (324 CE), Arab (638 CE), Crusader (1099 CE), Mameluk (1291 CE) and Ottoman (Turkish, 1561 CE). 1882 Bosnian Muslim refugees settled there. 1948 the State of Israel was established. Extremely impressive are the mosaics, the high aquaduct, arched, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My friend and I went to Caesarea with Zahi Shaked and we had such a wonderful time there. He showed us around and was very knowledgeable about the place. Being just the 3 of us we were able to take our time and we were not rushed at all. I would definitely choose him as my guide if and when... More 

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