The Nimrod Fortress National Park is a stunning site located on the slopes of Mount Hermon above the Banias Spring. Marvelous vistas can be enjoyed from every corner of the fortress.
The fortress was built in 1228 by the governor of Banias to block the passage of the army of Freidrich II who was threatening to march from Acre to Damascus. The fortress was added on to by the Mamluk Sultan Beibars, making it very large and impressive. Whilst touring the fortress one can see a monumental gate which has an inscription mentioning the construction done on the fortress in 1275. A stone bearing the image of a panther, which was Beibar’s heraldic symbol, was discovered in 1998.
The length of the tour is about two hours, can be enjoyed year-round and the sunset from the Nimrod Fortress along with the secret passageway should not be missed.
address: Road 989 between Kiryat Shmona and Mount Hermon, 30 minutes from Kiryat Shmona.
Open Hours: Apr-Sep 8:00-17:00, Oct-Mar 8:00-16:00
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