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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
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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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our 3-generational family joined a Dig for a Day, sponsored by Archeological Seminars, at the caves in Bet Guvrin. This was an amazing three-hour long experience, led by an extremely competent and engaging guide named Missy. The twenty participants ranging in age from 4 to 68, were given an historical overview and led down into caves where we were taught... More 

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