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Migdal Afek (Afek Tower), also known as Migdal Tsedek (Tower of Justice ), located near Rosh HaAyin, is an archeological site that features ancient findings.
The Clock Tower
The Clock Square is a main square in Jaffa, to the north-east of Old Jaffa, and it is the connecting point between Tell Aviv and Jaffa.
The House of Simon the Tanner
The House of Simon the Tanner in Jaffa is a good example for a structure that is connected with some interesting legends and traditions.
The American Colony
On one of the corners of the busy Eilat Street on the border with Jaffa is found one of the most charming and surprising spots in Tel Aviv, which features a no less surprising name: the American Colony.
Tel Afek (Afek mound)
The archeological excavations in Afek have revealed the history of a city that was situated on a main crossroad of the region and which was inhabited continuously since the beginning of the early Bronze Age and up until today.
The kishla at the Clock Tower Square
This structure, which housed the Jaffa Police until a few years ago, used to house before that the “kishla”- an Ottoman detention center which was built at the end of the 19th century.
The Andromeda Rock
Much power and might are connected with the Andromeda Rock (or rocks), the name of which is tied with the adventurous tale of the Greek Mythology.
A public space in central Tel Aviv, near the sea shore, at the western end of Bograshov Street.
The Maine Friendship House
The Maine Friendship House is one of the houses of the founders of the American Colony which was established in 1866 near Jaffa by Messianic settlers.
Hotel Jerusalem is one of the first structures that were built in the American Colony which was founded in Jaffa by Messianic settlers from the United States of America in 1866.
Beit Immanuel (Immanuel House)
The beautiful structure of Beit Immanuel (Immanuel House), which is located in the American Colony, was originally the house of Christoph Hoffmann, one of the founders of the Templer movement.
Bird watching site
One of the best locations for bird watching is the Jaffa port-especially during storms and In the middle of the period between September-February
The Trumpeldor Cemetery
On Trumpeldor Street in the city of Tel Aviv you will find the liveliest dead.
"Tabitha" tomb is located in "Abu-Kabbir" at the Arab area, right in the middle of the Jewish cemetery of old roman Jaffa
“The White City”
“The White City” refers to an area in the city of Tel Aviv which includes a collection of over 4,000 different buildings that were built in the International style of the Bauhaus.
Herodium (Herodion) National Park
Herod, the controversial king, responsible for historical classics such as Caesarea, Masada and other monuments which have survived many generations, has chosen to be buried here of all places, at the edge of the Judean Desert, on a mountain which is a palace and a palace which is a mountain.
The Kidron Valley Tombs
For many, the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem signifies the famous Pillar of Absalom Tomb, but in effect there are several tombs in this area, which is located to the west of the Mount of Olives Cemetery: the Pillar of Absalom, the Tomb of Zechariah and the Tomb of Benei Hezir – all three dating to the time of the Second Jewish Temple.
Gorny Monastery is a Russian Orthodox Monastery which was built in Ein Kerem in 1871 as a part of Russia’s attempt to establish its hold in the Holy Land.
The Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Shkhem)
The Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Shkhem, or Nablus Gate), just like other gates in the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem, was built by the Ottomans during the 1530s, and it is considered to be one of the most beautiful ones.
King David's Tomb
King David's Tomb, which is located on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, is a surprising site.
Mount Herzl serves as the national and most important cemetery of Israel.
The Davidson Center
The Davidson Center in Jerusalem, an integral part of the Archeological Park, provides a very special historic experience which includes advanced technological means.
The Knesset (the Parliament of the State of Israel)
The Parliament of the State of Israel, the Knesset, has arrived in its present and permanent location in Jerusalem in 1966.
Mishkenot Sha’ananim, which was built for the poorer people of Jerusalem, was established in 1860 and was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Flowers’ Gate (Sha'ar HaPrahim)
The Flowers’ Gate (Sha'ar HaPerahim, or Herod's Gate), which is located in the northern section of the wall that surrounds the Old City of Jerusalem, was built by the Ottomans in 1539 as a part of the whole wall and it rises to an impressive height.
The Cave of the Betrayal / The Cave of the Apostles
In the Valley of Josaphat at the foot of the Mount of Olives, where one can find quite a few churches and Christian sites, is a hidden, small and not very well-known site.
The Yemin Moshe Windmill
One of the most prominent symbols of the west of the city of Jerusalem is the Windmill which greets those who enter the Yemin Moshe neighborhood.
In southwest Jerusalem is the picturesque village of Ein Kerem. This small village has great importance in Christian tradition, according to which it was the birthplace of John the Baptist.
The Italian Hospital in Jerusalem
Just like other European countries in the beginning of the 20th century, Italy also wanted to show its presence in the Holy City.
The Batei Mahse (sheltered housing) Square
Batei Mahse (sheltered housing) is an apartment complex which was built in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem in the second half of the 19th century as an attempt to provide a solution to the housing predicament of the Jewish residents of Jerusalem of that time.
The Jaffa Gate (Sha'ar Yafo)
The Jaffa Gate (Sha'ar Yafo), which is located in the western section of the wall that surrounds the Old City of Jerusalem, features an abundance of decorations as well as impressive stone arches.
Giv'at HaRadar (Radar Hill)
From the memorial monument for the fallen soldiers of the Palmach's Harel Brigade (a part of the Jewish fighting force at the time of the British Mandate in this country), which stands close to the kibbutz of Ma'ale Hahamisha and the town of Har Adar, is seen one of the most magnificent views of Jerusalem.
The Dung Gate (Sha'ar HaAshpot)
The Dung Gate (Sha'ar HaAshpot), which is located in the southern section of the wall that surrounds the Old City of Jerusalem, not far from the Western Wall, was built by the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.
The Lions' Gate (Sha'ar HaArayot)
The Lions' Gate (Sha'ar HaArayot), which is located in the eastern section of the wall that surrounds the Old City of Jerusalem, got its name due to the images of the two lions that appear on its sides.
Tel Tzova (Tzova Mound)
Not all of those who visit the kibbutz of Tzova, which is located on the Mountains of Jerusalem, know what awaits them a few meters further up the road: a high mound with historical remains.
The Russian Compound
The Russian Compound is the name of a large urban area which spreads over about 70 dunams at the center of Jerusalem and features some well-known structures.
The New Gate (HaSha'ar HeHadash)
The New Gate (HaSha'ar HeHadash), which is located in the north-western section of the wall that surrounds the Old City of Jerusalem, was built by the Ottomans in 1889 and is considered to be the newest among the gates.
King David Hotel
Presidents, kings, millionaires and many celebrities stayed at the prestigious, world-renowned King David Hotel.
Mary's Spring is a small spring located in the Ein Kerem neighborhood in Jerusalem, around which the settlement has developed.
A national memorial site commemorating the liberation and unification of Jerusalem in the Six Day War, and documenting the heroic battle which took place on this hill on the first night of the Six Day War, in which Israeli Paratroopers succeeded in gaining control over the fortified Jordanian target, on their way to join with the isolated Mount Scopus.
The Zion Gate (Sha'ar Zion)
The Zion Gate (Sha'ar Zion) serves the people who come to the Jewish Quarter.
The City of David
The City of David is ancient Jerusalem, the Biblical City of Kind David.
The Supreme Court of the State of Israel
In 1992 the new building of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel was inaugurated at Giv’at Ram in Jerusalem.
The Golden Gate (Sha'ar HaRachamim or the Gate of Mercy)
Jerusalem's Old City Walls have seven gates, but some add another gate to them- the Golden Gate (Sha'ar HaRachamim or the Gate of Mercy), which despite being sealed with bricks, holds great importance.
Shuni Fortress is an Ottoman structure that was built on top of the remains of an old Crusaders Fortress, which is situated on the way between the towns of Binyamina and Zichron Ya'acov, in a beautiful rural area.
The Lange Estate
The name “Estate” befits the Lange Estate.
On the slope of Mount Carmel, in the place in which according to tradition the prophet Elijah hid from the wrath of the kings of Israel, is this special cave cut in the rock.
The ancient mosaic in Ussefiya
On the top of Mount Carmel, were the Druze village of Ussefiya is located today, was in the Roman-Byzantine period the Jewish town of Husifah.
Tel Shikmona National Park
Shikmona was already inhabited 3,500 years ago and the evidence for this can be found in Tel Shikmona (Shikmona mound)- a relatively low hill (less than 12 meters above sea level) which overlooks the nearby sea.
David Isen Observation Point
Not far from the village of al-Bide, north of the Carmel City (which unites Ussefiya and Daliyat al-Carmel), a site was established which commemorates eleven soldiers who fell at the Suez Canal during the War of Attrition between Israel and Egypt (1969-1970).
The Keller House
The Keller House is one of the most magnificent remains from a large Templers Estate which was built in the center of the Carmel in 1887.
Hurbat Karta (Karta Ruin) Nature Reserve
The small Hurbat Karta (Karta Ruin) Nature Reserve, which spreads over less than 140 dunams, is located on a limestone ridge in the Carmel and is divided by Oren Stream.
The Colony’s Cemetery
Just like many other old cemeteries which served the colonies of the First Aliyah (the first major immigration wave into Israel, starting in 1881), this impressive Colony’s Cemetery in Zichron Ya'akov, which is situated to the west of the “Yad LaMeyasdim” (The Founders’ Memorial), seems like a history book.
The Kaiser Monument
Wilhelm II, the last German Kaiser, arrived for a visit of the Holy Land in 1898.
Benjamin (Binyamin) Pool
Those who encounter Zikhron Ya'akov’s interesting site of Benjamin (Binyamin) Pool for the first time are a little surprised.
The Dead Sea
Qumran National Park
The Qumran National Park is where the fascinating connection is made between the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were found in the Qumran Caves, and the people of the sect of the Essenes who lived here.
Masada is located on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea.
The Ein Gedi Antiquities National Park
The Ein Gedi Antiquities National Park, located within the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, is more familiar as the “Ancient Synagogue of Ein Gedi”.
The Monastery of Martyrius
Martyrius was the name of a hermit from the Byzantine period, who built a monastery at the edge of the Judean Desert, which is now located in the center of a neighborhood in the city of Ma'ale Adumim.
Sea of Galilee
The Kinneret Cemetery
On the surface, a visit to a cemetery does not bode well, but when we are speaking of a place which combines charming views together with historic tales the picture starts to change to the better.
Bethsaida (Beit Tsida)
Not many arrive at the special archeological mound of Bethsaida, which tells numerous ancient stories and also provides the beautiful views of the entire Sea of Galilee.
Capernaum (Kfar Nahum or "Nahum village") is an ancient and fascinating village located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which came to be called “Jesus’ city”.
The Motor House
Not far from the kibbutz of Kinneret stands an impressive stone structure named the Motor House, the story of which is well intertwined with that of the pioneers who came to the shores of the Sea of Galilee in the beginning of the 20th century.
The Tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes
The structure of the Tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes in Tiberias, which is seen to a distance due to its light blue dome, is located in the southern part of Tiberias and almost touches on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
The Kinneret Courtyard
The Kinneret Courtyard can be proud of being the birth place of the ideas and institutions which were the basis for the resettlement of Israel.
Many archeologists look to Hurbat Minim (Khirbet al-Minya) because of the numerous ancient finds which were excavated here and in its area.
The Golan Heights
Oz 77 in Kibbutz Elrom
Oz 77 is a battle heritage site in Kibbutz Elrom near the Valley of Tears (Emek HaBacha).
Mitzpe Golani (Tel Faher)
This hill, situated in the northern Golan Heights region, is so quiet and pleasant today, making it difficult to believe that one of the most famous and terrible battles of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War of 1967 took place here.
On the surface, the Arik Bridge is just another bridge which stretches over the Jordan River.
Galgal Refa’im is an ancient circle of stones dated to be about 4,000–5,000 years old.
Tel Saki (Saki Mound)
On the edge of road number 98, which crosses the Golan Heights region, is one of the most fascinating and beautiful battle heritage sites in the area.
Sussita is not just an archeological site, but also a mountain and a nature reserve on the western slopes of the Golan Heights, which offers breathtaking views.
Emek HaBakha (The Valley of Tears)
Emek HaBakha (The Valley of Tears), which is 4 kilometers wide, spreads in the area between Mount Hermonit and the ridge of hills that is situated to the north of the Syrian city of Quneitra.
Rehav’am Arcs is an ancient Jewish settlement, situated in the southern part of the Golan Heights region, near the kibbutz of Natur, and it is named so because of the two large stone arcs that are built on the erect rock wall which surrounds the ruin on its back.
The Tel Kedesh National Park
According to many, the remains of the Roman temple found at the Tel Kedesh (Kedesh Mound) National Park, located in the Naphtali Mountains, are the most impressive in the country.
The Old Cemetery in Rosh Pina
It is true that the Old Cemetery of Rosh Pina is not a “classic” tourist attraction, but just like any other old cemetery in Israel, this special place involves an abundance of tales.
Mivdad Netofa (Lavra Netofa)
It is refreshing to find out that even in Israel of the 21st century there are still people who live in seclusion.
Shlomo Ben Yosef Cave, Rosh Pina
Behind the town’s “Beit Hapkidot” (the administration house), on the mountain slope which faces south, is a stone structure which surrounds a small cave that is named after Shlomo Ben Yosef.
Nimrod Lookout in Rosh Pina
The Rosh Pina reconstruction site is filled with old structures, fairly narrow stone streets and a heavy historical atmosphere.
To many the Aker Ruin symbolizes the foot trail which passes in the Margaliot Stream- an interesting location on the Israel National Trail (Shvil Israel).
The Dado Observation Point in Metula
On the top of Mount Tsfiya which is located in the western part of Metula, is found the Dado Observation Point.
The Monument to the Twelve Fallen Soldiers of the Safari
This is a monument to the twelve Israel Defense Forces soldiers who died in Lebanon when a roadside explosive exploded near a convoy of IDF Safari vans in Marj-Ayun.
Tel Hazor (Hatzor Mound)
Acient Tel Hazor (Hatzor Mound), located in the southern part of the Hula Valley, is one of the most important of the archeological sites of Israel and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Hurbat Yarda (Yarda Ruins)
Even though here fell 101 soldiers in the War of Independence, the Yarda Ruins and the monument which was built next to it did not receive their deserved publicity.
The Bar'am synagogue
The ancient synagogue of Kfar Bar'am is an elaborate structure built from big and beautiful basalt stones.
Jerusalem Bells in Rosh Pina
This well-established gallery, which serves also as a center for creative workshops, presents a rich world of sounds and sights in the shape of beautiful wind chimes.
Tel Yodfat is an archeological mound which is situated a kilometer to the south-east of Moshav Yodfat.
Beit Danny (Danny House) in Rosh Pina
At the corner of HaElyon and HaRishonim Streets at the reconstruction site of Rosh Pina, in front of the old synagogue, is Beit Danny (Danny House), a reconstructed stone structure which stated its life in 1883 as a residential house for the pioneers of Rosh Pina.
The Jewish Quarter of Safed (Tzfat)
Walking around between the stone alleys of the Jewish Quarter in the “Old City" of Safed (Tzfat), a center of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) and “the City of the Kabbalists”, and one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities, is filled with history, many stories and a great atmosphere of holiness and mysticism.
The Administration Buildings in Rosh Pina
The beating heart of Rosh Pina’s reconstruction site, are the two adjacent impressive administration buildings, which were built for the clerks of the Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who was the patron of the young and developing Rosh Pina.
The Tel Hai Courtyard
In Israel, even those who are not specialists in pre-State’s history know Joseph Trumpeldor, the man and the myth.
The “Sliks” (Arms Caches) Site
The kibbutz of Kfar Gil’adi (Gil’adi Village) was founded in 1916 by the members of HaShomer (The Watchmen) Organization.
The Biriya Fortress, which is located in the Biriya Forest in the Galilee, has fascinating historic tales.
Yosef Friedman House (The “Effendi”)
Yosef Friedman was a part of the Yeshiva students group that came down from Safed in 1878 to build Rosh Pina in its initial form (back then it was called “Gay Oni”).
The Zinati House and the Old Synagogue in Peki'in
The ancient synagogue in Peki'in (also called the Old Synagogue), was built according to tradition following the destruction of the Second Jewish Temple.
Alter Schwartz Hotel
On HaRishonim Street, which is in the reconstructed site of Rosh Pina, is a stone structure that captures one’s attention, which has been undergoing preservation work for many years now.
Tel Hai (Hill of Life)
In 1920 a historic battle, a part of the Israeli–Arab conflict, took place here in the small village of Tel Hai (Hill of Life), which became a symbol for the battle of the few against the many and for the ideal of resettling this country.
The Western Galilee
Hurbat Manot (Manot or Manueth Ruin)
Hurbat Manot (Manot or Manueth Ruin), which is in the Western Galilee, is not just another archeological site such as a regular wine press or ancient water well.
There are places which activate the imagination upon entering them. Such is Khan al-Umdan (Inn of the Columns), which is located not far from the small port of the city of Acre.
The Templar Tunnel
The Templar Tunnel in Acre is a subterranean tunnel that was discovered and opened to the public in the 1990s. The Templar Tunnel served as an underground passageway from the Templar Fortress to the Port of Acre during the Crusaders’ period.
Hurbat Dan'ila (Dan'ila Ruin)
Hurbat Dan'ila (Dan'ila Ruin) in the Western Galilee is a mysterious ruin in the middle of a thick forest.
The old Montfort Fortress is one of the most beautiful crusader fortresses in Israel.
The Tomb of Louis Marie de Caffarelli
Louis Marie de Caffarelli was an engineering officer who served in Napoleon’s army in his campaign in the Land of Israel in 1799.
The Knights’ Halls
A Crusaders citadel of the order of the Knights Hospitaller which is a part of the defense array of the Old City’s walls.
The old olive press in Mi'ilya
The old olive press in Mi'ilya, which is in the Western Galilee, is only a part of the ancient, authentic and special setting of this village, parts of which look like they were taken from days long gone.
Hamam al-Basha, located to the South of the Citadel of Acre, is a Public Bath House which was built at the end of the 18th century.
Hurbat Makhoz knew days of prosperity in its past.
The Yehiam Fortress
The Yehiam Fortress is another impressive remnant from the Crusaders time.
Hurbat Kheshek (Desire Ruin)
Hurbat Kheshek (Desire Ruin) evokes the imagination due to its intriguing name.
Khan el-Basha, built in the beginning of the 19th century by the governor of Acre, is the largest and most impressive of the five khans built in Nazareth.
The Galilee Mill (El Babour)
The Galilee Mill (El Babour) is not only a large spice shop that offers a huge variety of more than a thousand kinds of spices and medicinal herbs, but also a place with an interesting story which combines history, folklore and a peek at this place’s commercial past.
The impressive complex was built in 1904 by the Russian Church and served as an inn for the Russian pilgrims who came to Nazareth.
The Ancient Bath House
In 1993 an ancient and beautiful Bath House from the Hellenistic - Roman period, which was active in the city for hundreds of years, was discovered during renovation works in a souvenir and perfume shop.
The “El-Sibbat” House of Folklore Museum
The “El-Sibbat” House of Folklore Museum in Nazareth is a small and special place that presents an abundance of house wares and work tools, which provide an insight into the way in which people lived in Nazareth of the 19th century and until the beginning of the 20th century.
Grownups and children alike will enjoy this place which provides a journey back in time to the first days of Christianity.
Yarkon springs site at "Rosh HaAain"
The Yarkon springs site at "Rosh HaAain" is a main crossroad of water in Israel
The “Saraya” (meaning a “palace” in Turkish) is one of the most magnificent historic structures of Nazareth.
Caesarea & Netanya
The Shomron National Park (Sebastia)
Not far from the Arab village of Sebastia, which is in the Shomron (Samaria) area, a few kilometers to the north of the city of Shkhem (Nablus), are found the ancient remains of the city of Shomron (Samaria), which served as the capital of the Kingdom of Israel in the 8th and 9th centuries BCE.
The Judean Lowland
The Chaim Weizmann House
The magnificent house of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the first President of the State of Israel, and his wife Dr. Vera Weizmann, is located within the campus of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.
Hurvat Burgin (Burgin Ruin)
Hurvat Burgin (Burgin Ruin), which is located in the Adulam Park, is an archeological site that is situated at the height of 430 meters above sea level, next to additional ruins, such as Hurvat Midras and Hurvat Etri.
Tel Azekah (Azekah Mound)
The beautiful Tel Azekah (Azekah Mound), which is located at the upper reaches of the Valley of Elah, was excavated by archeologists already in the 19th century.
Tel Hadid (Hadid Mound)
Tel Hadid (Hadid Mound), much like other hills and mountains around the country, make us realize how small Israel is.
Tel Goded (Goded Mound)
Tel Goded (Goded Mound), which is considered to be the highest mound in the Britannia Park, was inhabited over long periods in history due to its strategic nature: its great height and location, between the Coastal Plain and the Mountains of Jerusalem.
Tel Lachish (Lachish Mound)
In Tel Lachish (Lachish Mound), the site of the Biblical city of Lachish, one needs the help of some imagination.
The "Burma Road"
In order to combine between a trip and battle tradition in the Judean lowland region, one should arrive at the "Burma Road", which offers over 20 kilometers of historical tales from the days of the Israeli war of independence.
Hurbat Atari (Atari Ruins)
Hurbat Atari (Atari Ruins) is located at the top of a hill at the height of 406 meters in the Adulam Caves Park which is in the Judean plains.
Beit Guvrin National Park
Beit Guvrin National Park includes a few important sites; among them are the Roman Amphitheater and the mound named Tel Maresha, which Rehoboam, the son of King Solomon, fortified.
The White Tower in Ramla
When it appears in front of one’s eyes, one cannot ignore it, and the closer one gets to it, the greater is the impression that it makes.
Tel Gezer (Gezer Mound)
Tel Gezer (Gezer Mound), located near the village of Karmei Yosef, is a unique National Park due to the fact that 25 layers of settlement were found in it.
The Mazor Mausoleum (Maqam en Neby Yahyah)
Near the western part of the city of El'ad is located a 3rd century Roman Mausoleum.
The Tombs of the Maccabees
If you are having a relaxed picnic in the Ben-Shemen Forest, it is worthwhile to go and visit this small, beautiful and not very well-known site.
On a peaceful hill in the area of the southern Coastal Plains’ sand dunes is located the site with the intriguing name of “Hill 69“.
Hurbat Madras (Madras Ruins)
Hurbat Madras (Madras Ruins), which is in the Adulam Caves Park in the Judean plains, is an ancient agricultural settlement which was active between the Iron Age (1,000 BCE) and the late Roman period (4th century CE).
The Pool of Arches (Brechat HaKshatot)
The Pool of Arches (Brechat HaKshatot) is an underground water reservoir which was built in 789 CE and is located in the city of Ramla.
The Ashdod-Yam Citadel
The Ashdod-Yam Citadel is an ancient archeological site in the southern part of the city of Ashdod.
The Barne’a Site
At the Barne’a Site, which is located in the Barne’a neighborhood of Ashkelon, finds were found which testify to the city’s being a center of wine production and commerce in the Byzantine period.
Beit She'an & the Valleys
Tzipori (Sepphoris) National Park
On the hill of Tzipori (Sepphoris), which is located in the Lower Galilee region, are found the remains of a magnificent city which include an intricate set of streets, public structures, residential buildings, synagogues and churches, most of which are from the Roman and Byzantine periods.
The "Valley Train” Station in Kfar-Yehoshua
The old "Valley Train” had many stations on its route which crossed the north of Israel, from the city of Haifa and all the way to the city of Damascus in Syria.
Tel Megiddo (Megiddo Mound)
Tel Megiddo (Megiddo Mound), situated near the city of Afula, is considered to be one of the most important archeological sites of the Biblical times Land of Israel.
The Monument in memory of Alexander Zaid
Many times, on the way to a trip in the North of Israel, we pass by this special site, featuring a statue of a rider on his horse.
The Great Courtyard Museum of Merhavia
Merhavia’s Courtyard, also called the Great Courtyard, is a historical site which includes an educational visitor center that tells the story of the first Jewish settlement in the Jezreel Valley.
The “She’an Nights” Multi Media Experience
The “She’an Nights” is an impressive Nighttime Multi Media Experience among the wonderful archeological remains of the thousands of years old city of Beit She’an.
Tel Yizre'el (Jezreel Mound)
Tel Yizre'el (Jezreel Mound) is an ancient mound in the center of the Yizre'el (Jezreel) Valley, near the kibbutz of Yizre'el (Jezreel).
The Nahalal Slik
The Nahalal Slik (a hiding place for weapons during the British Mandate period) is an example for a place where dramatic winds blow.
Inside the ground, deep in the hill’s slope, the residents of ancient Beit She'arim dug a magnificent burial city, to which one gains access through ancient courtyards, passageways and stairs, which lead into great halls within which are dug burial chambers, and in them are unique stone sarcophagi.
Amot Tzippori (Tzippori Aqueducts)
Amot Tzippori (Tzippori Aqueducts), located in the Lower Galilee, presents not only impressive structures, but also the Roman period engineering capability.
Kohav HaYarden (the Star of Jordan)
Kohav HaYarden (the Star of Jordan) Fortress is located high up on Ramat Issachar (the Issachar Plateau) and looks over spectacular breathtaking views. Thus it is also called Belvoir Fortress.
Black Arrow Memorial
One of the bigger and most important memorial sites in the south of the country is located in a short distance from the Gaza Strip.
David and Pola (Paula) Ben-Gurion's “hut” in Sde Boker kibbutz, was their authentic home since they were accepted as kibbutz members in 1953.
Ben-Gurion’s Tomb National Park, located 5 kilometers to the south of the kibbutz of Sde Boker, is the final resting place of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, and of his wife Pola (Paula).
Mitzpe Gvulot (Gvulot Observation Point)
There were pioneers all around Israel, of course, but it seems that as far as the Negev region goes, the pioneers who worked here are a little bit forgotten historically.
Tel Arad (Arad Mound) National Park
In Tel Arad (Arad Mound) are found the remains of a city from the Canaanite era (The Lower City”) and from the Israelite period (“The Upper Hill”).
“The Lost City”
“The Lost City” is not the official name of this special place, but without any other name, this is how it is known to the (few) people who come to visit it.
The Ammonite Wall
The Ammonite Wall in Makhtesh Ramon (Ramon Crater) is a large permeable rock wall which contains the fossil remains of Ammonites- great mollusks that lived about 230 millions years ago and became extinct much like the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Mikdash HaNemerim (The Tigers Temple)
Mikdash HaNemerim (The Tigers Temple) is an ancient site in the east of the Ovda Valley that is dated to the 5th century BCE.
The Monument to the Negev Brigade
This monument commemorates the capturing of Be’er Sheva (Beersheba) and the achievements of the Negev Brigade of the Palmach during the 1948 Israeli War of Independence.
The Nitzana National Park
It is known that Nitzana started its way as a Nabatean city that was located on ancient routes commerce.
HaMinsara (The Sawmill)
HaMinsara (The Sawmill) is a deposit of stones, which look like pieces of wood, and hence its name.
It is surprising that despite the fact that the fascinating Hatzeva Stronghold is situated right next to the Arava Road, only a few who go to the city of Eilat stop here on their way for a short rest and a leisurely walk that is full of discoveries.
The city of Ovdat (or Avdat), which was founded in the 4th century BCE, was one of the stops on the famous Nabataean Incense Route.
Givat Yoheved Overnight Campground
Givat Yoheved Overnight Campground is located in the Arava near one of the most beautiful geological monuments in this part of Israel – Amram's Pillars.
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