Belvoir National Park

Belvoir National Park, Beit She'an: Hours, Address, Belvoir National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Belvoir National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Belvoir National Park is located east of the highlands of Ramot Issachar, and overlooks the spectacular views. In addition to the remains of the impressive fortress in the park, the park also focuses on cultivating rare and endangered plants species and reintroducing them into nature. It takes about an hour to tour the park and there is a picnic area, observation points and a sculpture garden featuring the artist Yigal Tumarkin’s works. The National Park is partially accessible for people in wheelchairs.
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Deslock10
142 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
This place is a MUST DO when visiting northern Israel .
A well preserved crusader fort with stunning views of the jordan valley , well worth the effort .
Written April 11, 2021
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David Ha'ivri 🇮🇱
Israel242 contributions
Jan 2020
Towering about 550 meters over the northern part of Jordan River this site was chosen by the Crusaders to built a fortified fortress to protect the main roads leading into the land from east. This fortress called Belvoir for the beauty of the land that can be seen from here, was the last stand of the Crusader kingdom in the fight against Salah aDin's Ayoobi conquest in the 14th century. Ultimately the Knights of Hospitalar signed a treaty of defeat after months of siege and they were allow to retreat to the port of Tzur and vacate the holy land.

This is a must place to visit for people who are interested in history and archeology. There is a very beautiful view of the valley and the hills of Jordan and Golan.

The site is administered by Israel's National Parks Association. There are restroom and a gift shop. The site is accessible for wheelchairs.
Written January 27, 2020
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Giora_I_L
Haifa, Israel6,170 contributions
Jan 2020
Known also as Star of Jordan and Kawkab al-Hawa (star of wind in Arabic) is a Crusader fortress located high overlooking the Beit Shean valley and the old road to Jordan and Syria, There is a magnificent view over the valley and Gilad mountains in Jordan. A fabulous sculpture park by the known sculpture Tomarkin. The Fortress itself stand high in black colors (of the basalt stones), surrounded by moat. The inner structure is also impressive with many arches. Place to visit.
Written January 13, 2020
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Nathan N
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
We came all the way to see this place on Saturday just to be turned away by rude staff who refused to let us in 1 hour before closing.
Written December 28, 2019
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ilanrubin
Jerusalem, Israel117 contributions
Nov 2019
The site is significantly improved since we visited it 20 years ago, and it now really gives the feeling of crusader times Past. Also the view onto the Jordan Valley is spectacular.
Written December 5, 2019
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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ786 contributions
Nov 2019
Aka Kokhav Ha'Yarden (Jordan Star), this national park occupies heights of the Jordan Valley near See of Galilee that allow for the most incredible sweeping views. The castle itself is ruins that actually give you a pretty good idea of how it used to be in its heyday in the 12-13 centuries. I had the park practically to myself on a mid-November Monday afternoon.
Written November 29, 2019
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Pudik
Tel Aviv, Israel766 contributions
Nov 2019
must to see place for all history fans, interesting in crusades history, and war history of medieval fortresses and castles. it is one on of the first (possibly first) so-named concentric castle, when donjon is surrounded by several walls. The castle, belonged to Order of the Hospitallers on they times, is keep well, and lovely restored. All structures, first level of towers and walls, moat and secret passage are seen. Nevertheless castle locates away from main tourist attractions pass - worth to visit. Except castle history, the stunning views on Jordan river valley and preserved nature are bonus to attraction.
Written November 24, 2019
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,832 contributions
Sep 2019
Built out of the largely local black basalt, this crusader castle was most unusual in its features. It was also the site of massive battles with Saladin and king Baldwin (the leper) from 1189 as it was the last of the Crusader Castles to fall being high in the mountains above the river Jordan and the Sea of Galilee. It was run by the St John Hospitaller Knights.
Designed to ward off Muslim invaders, the fortress provided strong combat positioning as well as an amazing view of the surrounding area. It is still well-preserved with stunning views over the Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. This Crusader fortress is located high up a steep hill but it is not a difficult walk from the car park. It once was surrounded by a moat.
Written November 11, 2019
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Atar S
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Family
Try to come before or after noon when its not so hot . We had a great time! We played a nice game there and the kids enjoyed it
Written September 2, 2019
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Nutmeg06878
Miami, FL136 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This fortress is high above the Jordan Valley. There is a paved road to it off Route 90 from Beit She’an. We came down this way. Going up, from the other (Western) side is a winding dirt tracks with dips, sharp rocks and boulders in the road. Quite challenging, slow going and not recommended for the weak of will.

The fortress itself is simply fascinating, with hazy views East into Jordan. There is a water foundation, a welcome center and clean toilets, too.

Well worth a visit.
Written July 1, 2019
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Belvoir National Park is open:
  • Fri - Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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