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Beit Shearim

Off Road No. 75 and No. Road 722, Kiryat Tivon, Israel
+972 4-983-1643
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Stepping Through Time

Beit Shearim is a remarkable, historical site that is completely surrounded by a beautiful national... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
Rebecca C
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Los Angeles
Historical site surrounded by a beautiful national park

Beut Shearim, like many other towns un the lower Gallilee area, has been a center of jewish... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
ALIZA O
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Timrat
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Off Road No. 75 and No. Road 722, Kiryat Tivon, Israel
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

Beit Shearim is a remarkable, historical site that is completely surrounded by a beautiful national park. There are dozens of burial caves to explore and to learn about the various ancient practices of this once-thriving Jewish community.

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Beut Shearim, like many other towns un the lower Gallilee area, has been a center of jewish activity after the destruction of the second Temple. The main structures on the old site are the burial caves of many rabbies, most important of which is that...More

Thank ALIZA O
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Very special place. Great for a hot summer day or a cold rainy one since the underground caves keep permanent nice temperature all around the year. Great exploring and fun for kids and interesting fro adults. A nice visit will take 1-2 hours.

Thank Royi B
Reviewed February 12, 2017

We came here around 2 PM, on a Sunday in february, and were few people. It is an interesting place to visit, if you have a car, where you can see some nice catacombs. The price is 22 ILS/person (around 5.5 euro) and is worth...More

Thank SakinTravel
Reviewed December 25, 2016

At this site were discovered the remains of the ancient Jewish city of Bet Searim, built on top of a hill and an underground cemetery dug into the slopes. In 1871, the first survey exploration took place following the chance discovery by Alexander Zaid of...More

Thank stoneJerusalem
Reviewed September 10, 2016

These catacombs are truly amazing. Jewish burials here began in the early days of the Diaspora when the surrounding area was a Roman town.Not all of the catacombs are open for public viewing. Some of the sarcophagi made out of marble were ransacked many centuries...More

Thank JLW05
Reviewed August 20, 2016

There is no wonder why USESCO included the place as a WORLD HERITAGE SITE. It is unique, outstanding and very impressive site. You can see many caves which were dug by Jewish people around 1800 years ago. Impressive work, lovely carvings. Sarcophaguses.

Thank nadi O o
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Great art exposed on the sarcophagi. The tomb of R. Judah the Prince has a carved Menorah on the cave wall. Check out the visitor's center to read some of the inscriptions.

Thank Lorne N
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Beit Shearim is a necropolis of rock-cut caves. The burial site is from the Mishnah period and is recognized as the burial place where Yehuda HaNasi is buried. The caves are extensive and amazing. But without a guide, the history and uniqueness of the site...More

1  Thank Galia S
Reviewed April 24, 2016

This is an interesting place to visit and understand the culture in olden days why the rich people like to be buried here as Rabbi Yehuda Hanassi,head of the Sanhedrin was also buried here One has to understand business generated from the dead, including stone...More

Thank Allan & Amy T
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