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Beit Guvrin - Maresha National Park

Beit Guvrin - Maresha National Park

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Here is a way to have an unusually excellent time while walking directly on the footsteps of many who made history in the Judean Hills.

The Beit Guvrin, Maresha National Park has 1,250 acres of trekking, picnicking, and basking in the sunlight possibilities, including four caves carved out thousands of years ago.  The caves - the Columbarium caves,  the bell caves, the maze caves, and the Sidonian burial caves - each have something different to offer in terms of terrain, geology, archaeology, and history, which makes them enticing for practically anyone.

One of the highest elevation points is Tel Maresha, which was fortified by King Rehoboam after Pharaoh Shishak's campaign against Judea's King circa 920 BCE (see Chronicles 11:5-8 -  “And Rehoboam...built cities for defense in Judah...Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph”).  The city reached its height during the Hellenistic period, in the 2nd-3rd centuries BCE.  Whether you stroll, hike, or climb on the land and in the caves here, you'll feel the biblical and Greek history surrounding you.

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  • Anindita Dutta
    Anindita Dutta
    April 27, 2023

    An amazing place to hike on a spring day. Beautiful architectures from biblical time with rich historical stories. A big wild life. A lot of caves in the area. Well described and maintained area. Difficulty level easy.I h...

  • Anatoly
    Anatoly
    August 1, 2023

    Amazing place to visit. It's a lot of different caves, quarries and ruins located close to each other. By walk you can easily visit all of them during one day, with car it will be even faster, but you will miss some of sm...

  • Alexandr Orlov
    Alexandr Orlov
    April 13, 2023

    Big park with different points of interest. My wife and I came here to see local caves, but it was interesting to see other places here as well. The main thing is to correctly estimate the time needed to view everything i...

  • Boris Rainesh
    Boris Rainesh
    April 23, 2023

    The place that you must visit with a guide. at least half day for visit. The site is a world heritage by UNESCO because of an outstanding example of using ground by men.

  • Tal David
    Tal David
    July 31, 2023

    Wonderful place, great for families with kids from all ages. Trails that are adopted for wheelchairs and carts for babies. Really special options for hiking above and inside various caves and tunnels. Perfect place to nat...

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