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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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Fascinating World Heritage Site

Bet She’arim offers a fascinating insight into Jewish history. This is the burial place of Rabbi... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Whistledown
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San Francisco, CA
Incredible yet underrated, under visited and under maintained

The title says much- I love this place and what it represents- so much history and such meaning... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Buc_Haish
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Israel
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Off Road No. 75 and No. Road 722, Kiryat Tivon, Israel
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+972 4-983-1643
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bet She’arim offers a fascinating insight into Jewish history. This is the burial place of Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi (compiler of the Mishnah) – buried here about 220 AD. Following this, many others from all over the Middle East were buried here. Great historical signifance. The...More

Thank Whistledown
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The title says much- I love this place and what it represents- so much history and such meaning for the history of the Jewish people. So why isn't it the major tourist attraction that it deserves to be? This ancient burial ground of the premier...More

Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

A must-see when in Israel. A magnificent necropolis of ancient Jewish graves, very well conservated. This site is quite unique, I recommand it 100% !

Thank melparis75
Reviewed 19 April 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 14 February 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 14 February 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 13 February 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 25 December 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 11 September 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 20 August 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
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