Bet She'an National Park



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Bet She'an National Park is located in the northern Jordan Valley and introduces visitors to a city with an abundantly rich history. First settled in the fifth millennium, the city was ruled by countless different rulers including the Egyptians, the Israelites, the Greeks, the Hasmoneans, the Romans and Arabs. The city developed in accordance with the different ruling empire and their unique building techniques and structures. In 749 CE an earthquake devastated the city. A village was built here in the Abbasid period and the Crusaders built a fortress east of the destroyed amphitheater that was built in the Greek period of the city. After the State of Israel was established Bet She'an was reestablished and began to grow. The ruins are the pride of the city and have undergone intense reconstruction and restoration with special events being held in the ancient streets and theater. The biblical mound rises fifty meter above the surroundings and provides a magnificent view of the city and of the Bet She'an Valley. Additional attractions include the incredible 7000-seat Roman theater, the amphitheater, the Byzantine bathhouse and the main, colonnaded Paladius Street. There is transportation that takes visitors around the perimeter stopping at the main sites. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays there are nighttime sound-and-light performances that have to be booked in advance. Tel: 04-658-7189\for the nighttime sound-and-light performances 04-648-1122 (8:00-17:00)


phone: 04-658-7189/ 04-648-1122

Open Hours: Apr-Sep Sun-Thu 8:00-17:00, Oct-Mar 8:00-16:00, Fri 8:00-16:00, Sat 8:00-17:00

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