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Kursi National Park


Israel's Byzantine Legacy

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Meet Kursi (Gerassa) National Park

Unearth Sacred Legends, Revel in Byzantine Grandeur

 

Perched on the eastern shores of the tranquil Sea of Galilee, Kursi (Gerassa) National Park stands as a testament to Israel’s profound Byzantine legacy. Renowned for its monastery and church ruins, this sacred ground holds a special place in the heart of Christian tradition. As the believed site of the Miracle of the Swine, Kursi beckons pilgrims, historians, and curious travelers alike to delve into its ancient tales and marvel at its archaeological wonders.

Situated along the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee, Kursi (Gerassa) National Park is a historical treasure trove. Renowned for its impressive remains of a monastery and church from the Byzantine period, the park holds special significance in Christian tradition as the site of the Miracle of the Swine mentioned in the New Testament.

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Kursi (Gerassa) National Park

Useful Information
Opening Hours

                                        Entrance to the park closes one hour before cited closing time                                    
Summer hours: Sunday鈥揟hursday and Saturday: 17:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 16:00 - 08:00 Winter hours: Sunday鈥揟hursday 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
Contact us
Phone:

鈥04-6731983

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Other attractions

Cafeteria, souvenir shop, candle-lighting area


Getting there
How to get here

Turn east at Kursi junction on Road 92 (eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee), 5 km north of En Gev, and continue around 50 m to the sign-posted turnoff to the site.


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Entrance fees
Type Fee
Adult 鈧 12.00
Child 鈧 7.00
Adult in group 鈧 13.00
Child in group 鈧 6.00
Student 鈧 12.00
Israeli senior citizen 鈧 7.00

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