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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

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Address: Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
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+972 8-681-2957

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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One of the best in Israel

This National Park is on UNESCO World Heritage list and is one of the best in Israel. We loved it and we visit every corner of it. We came with a rental car and was very nice to... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Iasi, Romania
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: Walking round the site was the best part of the visit and without a car I had no option. The views are fantastic, the spring flowers were emerging and it was a lovely sunny but not too warm day. So I would describe it as having a lovely walk interspersed with interesting sightseeing. The cons: getting there from Jerusalem... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This National Park is on UNESCO World Heritage list and is one of the best in Israel. We loved it and we visit every corner of it. We came with a rental car and was very nice to walk around this huge park. Be aware that are some firing zone in this area and you can hear gunfire, but do... More 

Thank SakinTravel
Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

A must see when you are in israel. Absolutely the most beautiful and exciting np in israel (of which i've visited so far)... go into every cave, do the whole tour/ trail! We did it with kids of just 3, 4 and 6 years old (3 years old was also sometimes in backcarrier)... it was amazing and great. Don't forget... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017

I live near Tel Aviv and numerous times when I have visitors I find that I want to take them to see something impressive that is also not too far away. Visiting Beit Guvrim has been my choice. It is an easy 50 km ride, taking less than a one hour drive, south of Tel Aviv. Although there are many... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

I have been to Israel 4 times and only this time I discovered this place. I think it should be more widely recognized. It's a very interesting place and has great "postcard images". It's a good idea to visit it on your way from Jerusalem to Tel-Aviv and bundle it with the stalactites cave (Netifim - Soreq).

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

We were here with 4 generations. The dig was a great family activity. The youngest loved digging and the older kids loved finding pottery shards, sea shells and other artifacts from the Hasmonean period This was our second time here and remains an off the beaten path that is worth the trip

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Went as part of group trio to Israel, first stop from airport. Great guide and experience doing archeological dig gave me energy to forget about jet lag. Highly recommended experience.

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Beersheba, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016

clean and well maintained very big cave complex nice to drive from site to site and to go underground not recommended in hot days. a must site for history lovers

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Or Yehuda, Israel
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

We visited and enjoyed the Beit Guvrin National Park between Beit Shemesh and Kiryat Gat. The kids (of all ages) and grandkids will love exploring the huge bell caves and columbarium (pigeon-raising) caves. There are lots of hiking trails and picnic groves. If you are a nature lover and have kids and/or grandkids that need to be entertained, this is... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We didn't really know what was in store for us and obviously it blew all of our expectations out the window! We were alone in the park which made everything super quiet and magical! The caves take you to a completely different place, a longs way from reality. Easy to get to by car. There's a 30 shekel fee you... More 

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