Ben Gurion Tomb
Ben Gurion Tomb
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
A cultivated desert garden where the graves of the former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and his wife Paula sit at the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the magnificent landscape of the Zin Canyon and the Avdat highlands. The paths leading to the graves pass through a cultivated garden with indigenous plant life that thrives in the arid climate and saline conditions of the desert. Ben Gurion’s hut on Kibbutz Sde Boker has been preserved as it was on the day that he died, and it is open to visitors who wish to learn more about him. The national park has a picnic area, gift shop, hiking and camping equipment, an information center and cafeteria. The park is accessible to people with disabilities and is open throughout the day.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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david s
netanya, israel516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The founder of the State of Israel has chosen this place as the burial site for his wife Paula and himself specifically, as it left him a lasting impression when he visited it the first time. The breathtaking panoramic view of Nachal Zin, one of the largest dry river beds in the Negev, and the solitary location made it a perfect place. But what is even more impressive, when you take into consideration the stature of Ben Gurion, a world statesman and the most important person in Israel's modern history, are the tombs themselves, made of simple stones with only their names on them. No eulogy- no nothing. If one compares it to the burial sites of other world-renowned leaders it must be the simplest of all. It definitely describes the person more than anything. Greatness in simplicity.
Written 18 September 2021
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bradleyb001
Budapest, Hungary76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
You walj along a path and in the left there is grassland where you will see many Ibex. That alone us worth the visit. Next you walk to the graves, which are prisinte and in the niddle if a small pice of land. On the other side is a fantasric view of the crater, and you follow this path back to your car.
Written 21 October 2018
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janmar1
Richmond Hill, Canada22 contributions
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May 2018 • Couples
We went to see Ben Gurion's Tomb then did a very nice hike adjacent to this area in Ein Advat. Where David Ben Gurion and his wife Paula are laid to rest in in a beautiful location overlooking the desert. You really get to see the full beauty of this area by hiking, A stop well worth it!
Written 21 May 2018
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
David Ben Gurion is one of the main characters to which we owe the State of Israel.
If you are on your way to Eilat or the Negev, it is very easy to stop at Sde Boker and visit the place.
Anyway the trip is very long to Eilat and you should take a break.

In itself there is not really anything thrilling or amazing ...
But the place is historically very important and you can there reflect on the past and destiny of the Jewish people, from the destruction of the 2nd Temple, thru the diaspora and finally the rebirth of the State of Israel, against all the odds, the pogroms, the efforts of an entire world to annihilate them, from the least civilized to the most civilized, meaning the Holocaust.

If Theodore Herzl was the visionary character, David Ben Gurion was the one to make it real....
Written 7 October 2017
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Nadav B
Rehovot, Israel37 contributions
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Jun 2016 • Family
On the way to Eilat we stopped at Ben Gurion grave for a brake, family with teenagers

Pros
- Well well maintained
- Interactive attraction that explains a bit history of the Negev region and of course Ben Gurion history
- Very organized for a self tour
- You visit Ben Gurion real house when he moved to Sde Boker
- Many short movies about the Negev

Cons
- None

Absolutely worth a visit

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Written 12 June 2016
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computerisland
Plainview, NY48 contributions
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Dec 2015 • Family
A must stop when in the Negev. Beautiful area. Must learn about Ben-Gurion and his leadership of Israel.
Written 13 January 2016
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Marian M
Los Angeles, CA96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Visit the kibbutz where Ben Gurion lived during his semi-retirement. You'll enjoy movies (including one animated one that's great for school-aged kids) and multimedia exhibits. Visit his home which is preserved to show how he lived, what books he read and what treasures he kept. It's a very simple, humble place and I think it tells a great deal about what the founders of Israel were like. All films and videos have English language options as well as other languages. I'm so glad we stopped off here on our way back from the Crater.
Written 15 April 2015
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rebrapp
New York City78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
When Ben Gurion retired from the Government, he became a member of Kibbutz Sde Boker (Cowboy Fields). In the middle of the Negev, this kibbutz is a miracle of Israeli innovation in watering plants in an area fairly devoid of vegetation. In the past, we have seen vast fields of strawberries and watermelons.

The "house" where Pola and David Ben Gurion has been lovingly maintained as a monument to their time there. The house- really just a bunk- is a great place to see just how modestly this giant of history lived.

There are several short movies at different places on the tour of the area.

The graves of Mr and Mrs. Ben Gurion are very emotional places to visit. It is almost impossible to stand there and not recall the famous movie of Ben Gurion declaring the Jewish State in 1948 in the Dizengoff mansion in Tel Aviv.

All in all, a most worthwhile trip.
Written 2 December 2014
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JulianSolo
San Diego, CA250 contributions
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May 2014 • Couples
Sde Boker is a beautiful, easy 150 minute drive south of Tel Aviv. You can either bypass Be'er Sheva or drive through it (my preference - you will see the amazing growth of this desert city and it's spectacular architecture).
Do a quick in-and-out of the Sde Boker kibbutz, and then 1 kilometer away is Ben Gurion's desert home - he first lived at Sde Boker in 1953. This is a "must visit" and don't miss out on the short video presentation.
3 kilometers further on, is Ben Gurion's grave and memorial. I don't think I have ever seen a more spectacular setting for a gravesite, and of course, BG deserves this view!
Written 29 May 2014
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Shaul
Haifa, Israel631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
Just 5 minutes from the grave pay a visit to the Ben-Gurion's Desert Home (which is not yet published on the TripAdvisor sight as an attraction...) located 5 minutes drive from the grave..
It's a must visit to anyone visiting the Sde Boker area.
It's interesting to see how simple were the life of the first Israeli PM and the legacy he left.
It costs 18 NIS (about 5$) for an adult and 12 NIS for a child. Worth every cent!
Written 29 April 2014
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