Ben Gurion Tomb
Ben Gurion Tomb
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
A cultivated desert garden where the graves of the former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and his wife Paula sit at the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the magnificent landscape of the Zin Canyon and the Avdat highlands. The paths leading to the graves pass through a cultivated garden with indigenous plant life that thrives in the arid climate and saline conditions of the desert. Ben Gurion’s hut on Kibbutz Sde Boker has been preserved as it was on the day that he died, and it is open to visitors who wish to learn more about him. The national park has a picnic area, gift shop, hiking and camping equipment, an information center and cafeteria. The park is accessible to people with disabilities and is open throughout the day.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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historyfanatic99
New York City, NY201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
It is an honor to have visited Ben Gurion's tomb. It lies in a peaceful area overlooking the Negev desert.
It is a short stop but if in the area then one which should be on everyone's list.
Written May 2, 2023
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JoeNathan9249
Saint Paul, MN5,925 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Negev was very special to the remarkable David Ben Gurion. Consistent with his life and work, this is a place with a stunning vista. I think this is a terrific place to visit.
Written March 14, 2023
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B T
London, UK1,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
There is the grave of Ben-Gurion, it is nothing special but from it there is an excellent view over the desert. You can get similar views in other places in Israel, so it is worth visiting if you are passing but I wouldn't go out of your way just to come here.
Written April 29, 2022
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Shahafya
Israel114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The area around the tombs is very well maintained,
There are ibexes (plural of ibex?) in the area and the view is absolutely amazing.
Would recommend to come in the morning or afternoon-evening.
Written October 3, 2021
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david s
netanya, israel516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The founder of the State of Israel has chosen this place as the burial site for his wife Paula and himself specifically, as it left him a lasting impression when he visited it the first time. The breathtaking panoramic view of Nachal Zin, one of the largest dry river beds in the Negev, and the solitary location made it a perfect place. But what is even more impressive, when you take into consideration the stature of Ben Gurion, a world statesman and the most important person in Israel's modern history, are the tombs themselves, made of simple stones with only their names on them. No eulogy- no nothing. If one compares it to the burial sites of other world-renowned leaders it must be the simplest of all. It definitely describes the person more than anything. Greatness in simplicity.
Written September 18, 2021
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Lorne G
Ottawa, Canada22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Next to some wonderful hiking, the views from the site are unparalleled. However, the serenity of the tombs are really what make the visit worthwhile.
Written March 4, 2020
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mttaylor9
Baltimore, MD838 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
To be fair, there really isn't anything else to do in Sde Boker so no wonder it's #1.

But understanding why Ben Gurion was buried here is the most interesting part of the visit. Ben Gurion loved the South of Israel and dreamed of greening the desert and expanding into the Negev. While his dream didn't end up coming to fruition what he did for Israel and the Jewish people can not be marginalized.

Go and pay your respects. And while you are there see the Ibex.
Written December 30, 2019
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Deb M
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Negev landscape is fabulous. The tombs of David & Paula Ben-Gurion were very serene. Ibex were lurking about. A very pleasant place.
Written December 12, 2019
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Darren Lynell R
Shellharbour, Australia319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Hot desert tomb - beautiful view of the surrounding area near the Gurions tomb.
There were quite a few stones that people have put on the tombs.
Written September 21, 2019
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Negev J
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Great view over the Zin Valley easy to access. Plenty of shade and grass to rest or play with the kids. Plus given honor ti the first prime minister of Israel David Ben Gurion and his wife Polla.
Written August 12, 2019
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