Judean Hills attractions

Top Choice National Park in Judean Hills

Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park

Covering 5 sq km of the Judean Hills, Beit Guvrin-Maresha’s rocky valleys and low hills are home to mountain gazelles, hyenas and songbirds – but most visitors pour in to see the remains of biblical city Maresha and…
Church in Abu Ghosh

Our Lady of the Ark of the Covenant

Crowned with a statue of Mary carrying the infant Jesus, this hilltop church was built on the site of Kiryat Ya’arim, believed by many Christians to be where the Ark of the Covenant remained during the reigns of kin…
Monastery in Latrun

Latrun Monastery

Visitors arrive at Latrun Monastery not only for peaceful contemplation and a peep into the church, but also the chance to buy olive oil and wine made by its monks. French Trappist monks founded the site in 1890 and…
Cave in Judean Hills

Soreq Cave

Thousands of spindly stalactites hang within this 4800-sq-metre cave, with illuminations in blue and violet adding to the sense of enchantment. A short film tells about the cave’s formation and accidental discovery …
Amusement Park in Latrun

Mini Israel

More than 380 of Israel's major sights are shrunk to Lilliputian proportions at this cheerful and child-friendly amusement park. Pathways lead you among scale models of cities such as Tel Aviv and Haifa, the ancient…
Park in Judean Hills

Neot Kedumim

This 2.5-sq-km reserve is the best place in Israel to get a sense of what the natural and agricultural landscapes of the Holy Land looked like back in biblical times. Armed with a guide to native fauna and flora, vi…
Abbey in Abu Ghosh

Benedictine Abbey

The centrepiece of this Benedictine complex is the grand, vaulted Church of the Resurrection, which dates to the mid-12th century. This Crusader-era church, one of the best preserved in the country, was acquired by …