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Hamat Tiberias National Park

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Address: | Near Hamei Tiberias, Tiberias, Israel
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+972 4-672-5287
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The Tiberias Hot Springs National Park displays one of the most spectacular...

The Tiberias Hot Springs National Park displays one of the most spectacular mosaics of ancient synagogues in Israel. On the site, where the Hot Springs of Tiberias flow, there is also a beautifully preserved 18th century structure of a Turkish Hamam.

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A Must See - From one of the oldest synagogues excavated

The importance of this site is often overlooked and not understood. The Sanhedrin was based in Tiberias when these synagogues were built, thus the amazing nature of the mosaic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The importance of this site is often overlooked and not understood. The Sanhedrin was based in Tiberias when these synagogues were built, thus the amazing nature of the mosaic floors. The mosaics refute so much of what was believed to apply to what was acceptable in building synagogues - particularly as they show unclothed men in the mosaics, plus a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Ages 3-83 The ancient hot springs date back for millennia and were discussed in the Talmud. The kids all loved taking off their shoes and going into the wading area. And also learned history The ancient 3rd century mosaics in the old synagogue were fascinating and taught us about life in the area then Great stop

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Hamat Teverya National Park is a small site packed with interest and the most beautiful 3rd century mosaic floor. There are remains of 3 synagogues exposed one above each other but the real excitement is the mosaic floor that has been housed in a properly constructed, temperature controlled environment to protect it. The accompanying leaflet clearly explains the symbolism and... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

It’s a small excavation site just south of Tiberias, which is worthwhile if you, like us, are interested in archeology of the Roman period. It was a half hour well spent. The National Park pass can be used.

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Thank CarolnRobb
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

minuscule national park with the tiberius hot springs running through and a fascinating mosaic, a half hour well spent

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Nazareth, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

South of the modern city, the old city, the Roman city, and the modern hot springs you will find Hamat Tiberias. This is an archaeological park that contains remains of a beautiful 3rd century synagogue with a zodiac motif embellishing its floor. Many hot springs are located around the grounds of the park, first excavated back in the 1920s. There... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

tTwo kilometers south of Tiberias,across the street of the Hot Spa,excavation of four synagogues dated3-8th century with very nice original mosaics

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Westchester County, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you're in the area and have an extra 30 minutes to spare, this is an interesting archeological site. The most interesting thing about the park is the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue. Free parking is across the street.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We were staying in Tiberias and this near-by site is located right on the road along the Sea of Galilée and is very convenient to reach. The mosaics of an ancient bath house and a Synagogue are not extensive but definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The park is relatively small. The remains of an ancient synagogue and its floor mosaics are the highlight of the visit. It should take 30 to 40 minutes. There's no parking provided so you should drive up the adjacent street to find it. It's an easy walk from the center of Tiberias though. The park is included in the park... More 

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