Megiddo National Park

Megiddo National Park, Nazareth

Megiddo National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This archaeological site of an ancient fortress town has revealed more than 20 layers of ruins, ranging in time from the Neolithic Period (7000 BC) to the end of the Persian Period (332 BC).
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Violetvz
East London, South Africa668 contributions
May 2022
This site has been well preserved and remains can be seen as per the book of Revelations in the Bible. The waterworks are quite impressive as well.
Written 26 May 2022
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HinColo
Loveland, CO84 contributions
Apr 2022
Amazing visitors center. Film and model of the Tel with projection showing progression through the centuries. I have never seen a model like that before. The Tel is easily climbed on improved trails. The views of the Jezreel Valley from the top are awesome. It helps to know the history of the location at a middle east crossroads. A mile north is the Israeli prison where inmates uncovered the oldest verified Christian church in Israel (3rd century).
Written 18 May 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3 134 contributions
Dec 2019
Also known as Tel (Hill) Megiddo, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an historically significant ancient location of artifacts & ruins from various cultures, dating back from the Neolithic Period (7th-6th Century BC), through the Kings of Israel, and abandoned under the times of the Persians. Portions of the Canaanite City Gate remain from the Late Bronze Age as the visitor enters onto the Megiddo site, along a pathway winding up through sparse ruins. At the Northern Observation Point, a view overlooking the famous Jezreel Valley reveals the former battlefield below, where major battles occurred in the 15th Century BCE under Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III, later Alexander the Great and more recently in World War I (1918), General Edmund Allenby, who successfully fought the Ottoman Turkish forces here. Napoleon observed at Megiddo that: "All the armies of the world could maneuver their forces on this vast plain". Yes; this is the location of the final "Biblical Battle of Armageddon" and has numerous historic references within the Jewish "Tanakh" & the Christian "Bible". A former trade route that linked Egypt with Mesopotamia, this strategic site overlooks the key pass through the Carmel Mountains. This formerly fortified city used chariots for protection and its horses were sheltered in two stable complexes, whose foundations are now outlined. Most intriguing was our exploration through the protected water system and its tunnel, built under the period of the Israelite Kings, within the former walls of Megiddo. A 10 minute film prior to your tour explains the history of Megiddo and its archeological excavations. A visit to Megiddo is awe-inspiring and should not be missed!
Written 28 November 2020
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ChrisThomasTravels
Ossining, NY542 contributions
Dec 2019
You'd be hard pressed to find a more desolately beautiful view! Megiddo (AKA Armageddon, in ancient Greek) is an interesting site to be seen!
Written 15 November 2020
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ChrisJS51
Sevenoaks, UK502 contributions
Dec 2019
The town of Megiddo is on the edge of the Megiddo Valley, the site of the future Battle of Armageddon. What a view - a totally flat, bleak, sandy and rocky area below sea level. The park is on the edge.
Written 29 March 2020
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Jarred F
Haifa, Israel3 contributions
Mar 2020
For christians the site of Armageddon, this park is very well maintained and is a pleasure to walk around. One can see thousands of years of history and the view of the valley and fields and nearby villages is picture worthy. It is a great hike for exercise as well!
Written 9 March 2020
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Steve D
Chesterton, IN343 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is quite the site. It has one of the most spectacular views in Israel. They have a good film that helps introduce the history. You can spend some time here if you love history and especially Bible history.
Written 5 March 2020
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EastmeetsWestAB
London, UK1 366 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Brilliant time in this park. Make sure you have a proper guide to take you here. It's worth listening to all the stories and relate to the book of revelations and how this location was chosen.

There are stables, altar, big silo, city gate, royal tomb etc. It is a pity we cannot see the water system due to flooding.
Written 24 January 2020
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Sarah C
Sydney, Australia3 754 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Megiddo is an archaeological site (and UNESCO listed) to visit and there’s impressive remains (26 layers of occupation) to be seen, such as water shafts, stables and remains of palaces and fortifications. An amazing amount of remains to be seen of a site that was occupied in the Bronze and Iron Age. On site there’s bathrooms and a small gift shop, as well as plenty of parking. We’d recommend a tour here and it takes approximately 2 hours with a 27 shekel entrance fee + guide

Written 14 January 2020
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Donna Snow Pyle
26 contributions
Nov 2019
You definitely need a car to get here and wear comfortable walking shoes as it is hilly. There is little, if any, shade, so wear sunscreen or a hat in summer. And bring water! To be able to see part of gate/wall that Solomon built was truly extraordinary. The view over the rolling hills of the Jezreel Valley where the End Times battle occurs is a panorama that sparks your imagination to run wild.

The extraordinary part of this visit was walking through the water tunnel system underneath the city. It's quite a steep set of stairs down and up, but well worth the hike.
Written 6 January 2020
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