Ben Gurion Tomb

Ben Gurion Tomb, Sde Boker

Ben Gurion Tomb
4.5
from $769.24
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
A cultivated desert garden where the graves of the former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and his wife Paula sit at the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the magnificent landscape of the Zin Canyon and the Avdat highlands. The paths leading to the graves pass through a cultivated garden with indigenous plant life that thrives in the arid climate and saline conditions of the desert. Ben Gurion’s hut on Kibbutz Sde Boker has been preserved as it was on the day that he died, and it is open to visitors who wish to learn more about him. The national park has a picnic area, gift shop, hiking and camping equipment, an information center and cafeteria. The park is accessible to people with disabilities and is open throughout the day.
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Lorne G
Ottawa, Canada21 contributions
Very powerful
Feb 2020
Next to some wonderful hiking, the views from the site are unparalleled. However, the serenity of the tombs are really what make the visit worthwhile.
Written March 4, 2020
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mttaylor9
Baltimore, MD782 contributions
Cool
Dec 2019
To be fair, there really isn't anything else to do in Sde Boker so no wonder it's #1. But understanding why Ben Gurion was buried here is the most interesting part of the visit. Ben Gurion loved the South of Israel and dreamed of greening the desert and expanding into the Negev. While his dream didn't end up coming to fruition what he did for Israel and the Jewish people can not be marginalized. Go and pay your respects. And while you are there see the Ibex.
Written December 30, 2019
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Deb M
18 contributions
awe inspiring
Nov 2019
The Negev landscape is fabulous. The tombs of David & Paula Ben-Gurion were very serene. Ibex were lurking about. A very pleasant place.
Written December 12, 2019
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Darren Lynell R
Shellharbour, Australia320 contributions
Gurions Tomb
May 2019
Hot desert tomb - beautiful view of the surrounding area near the Gurions tomb. There were quite a few stones that people have put on the tombs.
Written September 21, 2019
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Negev J
5 contributions
Very nice afternoon walk
Aug 2019 • Family
Great view over the Zin Valley easy to access. Plenty of shade and grass to rest or play with the kids. Plus given honor ti the first prime minister of Israel David Ben Gurion and his wife Polla.
Written August 12, 2019
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Steve J
Johannesburg, South Africa66 contributions
Sde Boker is a remarkable oasis etched out of the desert
May 2019
The Ben-Gurion Tomb is impressive and his legacy to Israel monumental,least of which is his belief that the Negev could be tamed.A branch of Ben Gurion University is found at Sde Boker specialising in studies of the desert,solar energy and many related issues. This is another example of the remarkable leadership in Israel's embattled history and a people of determination and ingenuity.
Written August 7, 2019
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nath1607
288 contributions
peaceful
Jun 2019 • Couples
David ben Gurion and his wife ‘s tomb are in a quiet place , views are magnificent. Ibex are all around. We are in the pure nature. During summer temperatures are vey high be aware. Not too much to do around just to enjoy the silence and the views. It was important for me to give respect to the man who has a significant part on Israel’s creation. i really recommend to stop by to this unique place
Written June 12, 2019
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michalzack
Kadima, Israel85 contributions
Great view on historical sitr
Feb 2019 • Friends
We remrmber stopping at the Ben Gurion tomb on every school trip, yet it was nice to stop there again as grownups.
Written February 17, 2019
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Bob I
Northbrook, IL19 contributions
Necessary Visit
Jun 2018
The trip to BenGurion's tomb, and to the Negev is a necessary part of understanding the Israeli viewpoint, he shows determination, hope, and humor. The overlook into Sde Boker is a necessary insight into this world leader.
Written January 5, 2019
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igal27
Rehovot, Israel4,977 contributions
Important historical site, very well maintained grounds
Nov 2018 • Family
Other than the historical significance of those buried here (David and Pola Ben Gurion), the grounds on which the tombs lie are very nice and well maintained, full of grass, trees and flowers. And there are many Ibixes (mountain goats) running around, eating from the trees! And then there's the amazing view of the valley and Zin stream below, which is simply breathtaking. Worth a visit.
Written November 27, 2018
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