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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
+972 8-681-2957
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A great find in the middle of the countryside!

We were delighted to find Maresha. It brought the parable of the "wheat and the tares" to life for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sooz E
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Speightstown, Barbados
Caves and history

Ancient man-carved caves. Originally used as a quarry, local population found other uses for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
omri w
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted to find Maresha. It brought the parable of the "wheat and the tares" to life for us and the pigeon "columbarium" was so interesting. I'd definitely keep this on my list as a "go to" place in the Holy Land.

Thank Sooz E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ancient man-carved caves. Originally used as a quarry, local population found other uses for the caves. Placed in a beautiful region of Israel, one can explore the caves and history dating back thousands of years ago! Don't miss the Roman ruins as well! There's an...More

Thank omri w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit the state of Israel this is one of the places u should take in mind and take of your time from vacation to visit this wounderfull place

Thank marty344
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ancient caves dated 3rd century BC. Eleven caves and every one has it's history. Excellent to travel with family and children, but the way is long - take enough water!!!

Thank Yuri K
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Pros: Walking round the site was the best part of the visit and without a car I had no option. The views are fantastic, the spring flowers were emerging and it was a lovely sunny but not too warm day. So I would describe it...More

1  Thank backhand
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

Thank SakinTravel
Reviewed 6 February 2017 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...More

Thank Peppel L
Reviewed 28 January 2017

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,...More

Thank stanbroch
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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...More

Thank gacelle
Reviewed 25 January 2017 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...More

Thank marc s
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Neal M
We will be in Israel last week of Jan and first week of Feb. Is this a good time of year to visit Beit Guvrin?
8 January 2017|
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Response from stanbroch | Reviewed this property |
Just checked Tel Aviv weather. Full sun shine predicted for first week of Feb. Great timeto visit.
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lhirschel1
1) Are thereplaygrounds for very young children? Age 3-4. 2) are there other activities for older children-- age 15-- besides the caves? ( on chol hamoed). 3) Is there a sukkah to eat in? (Not a restaurant). 4) how much does it cost and is there a group rate(15 people including 4 children under 5)
14 October 2016|
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eti_11
How do I find a knowledgeable guide or a tour of the caves and the site?
18 August 2015|
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Response from wizardofnoz | Reviewed this property |
Andrey Yurin, A Russian Emigrant Jew is an excellent guide with vast knowledge and has been used by many groups. You can also find him on facebook. He is fluent in Russian, English and Hebrew. Mobile: +972-523221640
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