Bet Shean National Park
Israel's Ancient Crossroads
Meet Bet She’an National Park
At the heart of the Jordan Valley, Bet She’an National Park stands as a testament to the grandeur of ancient civilizations. With its roots tracing back to the Biblical era, this park showcases the magnificent ruins of the Roman and Byzantine city of Bet She’an. Towering above these ruins is the high mound where the Biblical Bet She’an once stood, offering a panoramic view of the region’s historical and natural splendor.
Bet She’an, a pivotal city at the crossroads of ancient trade routes, has witnessed the ebb and flow of empires. Its strategic location made it a melting pot of cultures, each contributing to its architectural and cultural tapestry. Today, the park offers a window into the past, where visitors can walk the streets once trodden by Romans, Byzantines, and many others.
Bet She’an National ParkUseful Information
Entrance to the park closes one hour before cited closing timeSummer hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 17:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 16:00 - 08:00 Winter hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 16:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 15:00 - 08:00 Holiday eves: 13:00 - 08:00 Yom Kippur eve: 13:00 - 08:00
04-6481122, 3639* – Extension 6 for Shean Nights – call between 10 AM and 2:30 PMFax: 04-6581899 Facebook of Nature and Parks Authority Instagram of Nature and Parks Authority
- entrance area including restroom
- souvenir store and snack bar
- The archaeological site is only partially accessible: A section of the Roman theater, including an audio station for the hearing impaired
- the restored bathhouse and Roman streets
- Accessible opening film to the She’an Nights sound and light show.
Dogs may not be brought into the park
Kiosk, souvenir shop, guided tour (by advance arrangement), partial access for people with disabilities, including support vehicle
The national park is in the town of Bet She’an, and there are signs directing visitors to the site at the entrances to town.
Bus 412 from Jerusalem to Afula – details from Egged Information
Reserving a visit to Bet She’an National Park
|Adult in group||₪ 24.00|
|Child in group||₪ 12.00|
|Israeli senior citizen||₪ 14.00|
|Israeli senior citizen||₪ 28.00|