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Address: Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
Phone Number: 08-681-2957
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This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological...

This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological sites that visitors can explore.

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In the "land of a thousand caves"

I lack the capability to review a place that is far beyond my: Let us simply state that Roman historians wrote that during the Bar-Kochba revold that entire armies of Jews... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lack the capability to review a place that is far beyond my: Let us simply state that Roman historians wrote that during the Bar-Kochba revold that entire armies of Jews dissapeared into thin air only to re emerge behind Roman legions. There are huge underground storages, big enough to feed and supply thousands of fighters and their families all... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was probably my favourite site of the whole Israel, period. It's breathtaking and unique and because of the fact there isn't much to be seen from the outside, you'll be that more surprised by the extensive underground spaces, tunnels and route. A small hole in the ground unveils a massive underground kingdom. There's also a viewpoint on the top... More 

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Salisbury, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful, special place. Go, do the dig and make sure to leave time to tour the bell caves (at least) and surrounding sites. If your guide says there isn't time, ask for just a 30 minute detour to see the bell caves. You will not be disappointed. The dig may seem to be touristy, but don't let that stop you.... More 

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

There are numerous caves in the park, the Bell Cave being one of the major attractions. The structure and materials of the numerous caves are simple a sight-to-behold.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Amazing archaeological attraction of ancient buildings / settlements. Many underground buildings including water cisterns, dovecotes. Kids loved it. Quite tiring on a very hot day though as not much shade. Suitable for all ages as long as mobile / reasonably fit. It's spread over a fairly large site

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This area of Israel is highly underrated - there are so many amazing historical ruins, and Beit Buvrin is one of the best. Ive seen many caves and ruins around the world, but nothing like this. The Bell caves are unique and beautiful architectural wonders, and the ruins and other caves show ancient civilizations from the Byzantines, the Israelites, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Very impressive caves. The biblical Tel Maresha appears to be unexcavated. Don't miss the Roman theater and baths across the highway. It's included in the park pass.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This national park was named a UNESCO site in 2014 and for good reason. So many different civilizations lived here and built amazing landmarks. They dug the limestone and built caves to raise pigeons and other caves to bury the dead. Trust me, you don't see this every day!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

TIP: Allow time as there is a great amount to see here. As of 2014 the caves here were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park is an excellent example of a traditional settlement! The area encompasses around 500 caves! The caves were used for/as stone quarries, olive presses, cisterns, burial etc The Roman Amphitheater is located near... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Bet Guvrin is the perfect place to visit when coming to Israel for many reasons. One is to see over 2,000 year old artifacts up close and personal, not like in a museum. Another is to give your kids a great experience while seeing touring Israel. Most people who tour Israel go to a lot of boring places for the... More 

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