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Sorek Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve

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The site is located just outside the city of Brit Shemesh in the Judean foothills. There isn't any... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Joseph B
Beit Shemesh, Israel
Lovely option for a day with inclement weather

We went to visit when it was cold and rainy in Jerusalem, and it was a great call. While it's a... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The site is located just outside the city of Brit Shemesh in the Judean foothills. There isn't any public transport to the site. From the parking lot one descends the mountain on a trail with stairs for about 5 minutes until you arrive at the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We went to visit when it was cold and rainy in Jerusalem, and it was a great call. While it's a somewhat long, windy walk down from the parking level to the caves, once you get inside it's warm and humid. If you don't speak...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BCNY100
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Off the beaten path. No public transportation to site. Very scenic ride to get there. 35 minutes from Jerusalem via Ein Kerem. Be aware of lots of steps from parking lot to cave entrance. Handicapped can request to drive directly to cave. Within the cave...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Chaim F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It is a nice place to visit on a hot day. Once you make the long walk to the caves inside is really cool. It is a typical stalactite cave, but has a nice video explanation at the beginning.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank edoobs
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The stalactite reserve is located in the beautiful hills between Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem. There is a short movie about how the stalactites formed before you enter the caves. The stalactites are spectacular! It's a rare and memorable place to visit and see the phenomenon...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ahava Emunah L
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Doesn't matter the weather, inside its always the same temperature and just as beautiful. Kids of all ages will enjoy, and adults will as well.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank eli b
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The caves are always full with people seeking information about this scientific phenomenon turning the cave into a treasure.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Ghadeer N
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Unfortunately, we didn't get a friendly tour guide. When we asked this woman if she could speak English, she ignored and went on in Hebrew. I spoke with the crowd. ALL ISRAELIS THERE SPOKE ENGLISH. to top it off, the video...which had an ENGLISH OPTION>...she...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Pelony
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Stalactite caves are a unique attraction in Israel, particularly if you are in the Beit Shemesh area and are looking for a way to have a relatively cool (temperature-wise) few hours. They are very well maintained and there are very good safety precautions. In...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Max R
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This small cave has been tightly locked for millenia. It was discovered by accident. Despite its small size, this is a world class stalactite cave. The lighting adds to the natural beauty. Access: it is best to use a car. From Jerusalem ( 40 minutes)...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Hanan R
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Response from Ahava Emunah L | Reviewed this property |
No flash photography is allowed. I've taken photos inside the caves without a flash. Enjoy! Good luck!