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“Used to be gorgeous. Now just plain ugly and neglected.”
Review of Tiberias

Tiberias
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Tiberias used to be a great city, byt the sea of Galilee, with numerous restaurants and great hotels by Israel's largest sweet water lake.
This started to change in the 1990's, when a lot of Orthodox people settled in the city.
The city became a religious city, with literally nothing open during Saturday.
It's also pretty difficult to find non-Kosher places to eat in.
Furthermore, since the majority of the Orthodox population is rather poor, the city has become neglected and dirty, which is a real shame, since it used to be the gem of the Galilee.
The sea of Galilee is sure worth a visit, but there is absolutely NOTHING to do in Tiberias, alas.

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Nothing special really except for the historical value. Many more interesting places to visit. Maimonides tomb is interesting however it is a bit commercialized.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

This CIty of tiberias are very old if you are bin there a few year you will se nothing not change the people ho live in tiberias are old no young people becase all yong people left the city to tel aviv to fine jobs the are attraction in tiberia call Jamie tiberia if you want to go there you must to go early in the morning in this place who being called hame tveria in this place there are water that comes from the earth this is very good for the body, skin you can get discount for the entrance to the spa there is a big lake called kineret you can go by a boat there to fish there are good restaurants with fishes as food

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

There are a couple of eating places that only the locals know about and enjoy. They are not your standard tourist restaurant, but they provide typical Israeli ethnic food and are the best of their kind.
One of these is called Nir Bagette, and is a shwarma (donner kebab to those of you who know it by that name) restaurant just up the main hilly street (Alkadeff St) leading from the center of town...a 4-5 block walk or short ride. They bake their own delicious bagette rolls, and fill them with a quantity of shwarma, flavored with their own spices and served with your choice of salads, condiments and tehina. This warm sandwich is large and super delicious.
The second of the eating places is right on the main street of Tiberias, on the corner that leads to the open market. It is called ElFazi, and you can smell the skewers roasting long before you arrive at this tiny snack bar. You can have either a plate or a pita full of the skewers of meat that you choose and your choice of salads and condiments and the ubiquitous tehina. It isn't fancy but for truly local food, it's a luxury! These two eating places are known to all of us who reside within a number of miles of Tiberias, and are definitely unknowns to most tourists. If you're interested and have the time on your own, I highly recommend giving them a try.

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

We only visited Tiberias for a few hours, and we did not get a great impression of the town. We had quite a pleasant lunch and a walk along the waterfront and main shopping strip, but I'm afraid that we did not really like the place at all, and were happy to move on. We stayed at Ein Gev on the other side of the lake, which is much quieter and more scenic.

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