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Ein Hemed National Park

Neighbourhood: Givat Ram
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Address: Bank Israel | Hemed Interchange, Jerusalem 9195000, Israel
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+972 2-534-2741
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

A pearl of nature in the center of the country. Among the winding bends of...

A pearl of nature in the center of the country. Among the winding bends of the road to Jerusalem, in an enchanting hidden corner, lies En Hemed National Park. Amid verdant expanses to refresh the soul, between the flowing waters of the Kesalon Stream, the channels and pools, and the shady paths, is a historical jewel – “Aqua Bella” (Beautiful Waters) - a well-preserved Crusader farm that tells the story of the place.

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Great place for picnic near Jerusalem

Nice place to have a picnic , great place for kids. The minus is that it is not free. We came a few time even in the winter and there are lots of place to have a great picnic

Reviewed 19 May 2016
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Gouda, The Netherlands
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

this park is great for kids. it has lots of picknick places, a big (wheelchair accesible) playground. wheelchair friendly park, a crusader fortress, lots of water, kids can play here the whole day in the shade or sun. recommanded for families with little kids. bbq is allowed.

Thank Peppel L
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

lovely nature reserve - crussaders farm and nice picnic place. a short and easy hike perfect for little kids . they have a night tour which looks very good.

Thank איתמר ב
Or Yehuda, Israel
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We visited the small Ein Hemed National Park near Abu Ghosh and did enjoy viewing the natural springs and pools and ruins of the Kisalon Valley, and as nature lovers, we especially enjoyed the overlook with its nice view of the Kisalon Valley. However, be FOREWARNED: There is an entry fee – 27 shekels per adult, 10 shekels per child... More 

Thank Yitzchak M
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

EIN HEMED is a National Park and Nature Reserve near Jerusalem on Road #1 at Hemed Junction.Originally Crusaders citadel built by the Crusaders Kingdoom of Jerusalem protecting pilgrims road from Jaffa to Jerusalem.Four springs from nearby caves form the riverbed of KISALON Spring,in the nearby Muslim Cemetry the grave of Sheih Abdullah and nice forest of old Oak andTerebinth trees... More 

Thank airport2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Nice place to have a picnic , great place for kids. The minus is that it is not free. We came a few time even in the winter and there are lots of place to have a great picnic

Thank raanananit
Near Jerusalem
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

If you want a place where you can picnic or barbecue, with little pools of water for the kids, a crusader building, grass and some nice trees, it's fine. Especially if you have a subscription for Israel's national parks and gardens. Otherwise, go to one of the many KKL forests in the vicinity, which are for free. On weekends it's... More 

Thank מיכאל ג
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 746 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We went on a Saturday and there were many locals picnicking and children playing in the water. This is a beautiful, peaceful location. The buildings here(built between 1140 and 1160) were apparently apart of a farm. There are remains of an old olive press in the eastern hall. The large building borders a Moslem cemetery that is still used today... More 

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Berkel-Enschot, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Ein Hemed is described on internet as a park where one can wonder under the trees and where there are natural springs. The park was very very disappoiting with a little guther of smelly water, a view point with no view and a park the size of a city garden (small!). The crusader farnhouse is okay, but not spectacular. To... More 

3 Thank Constantijn W
Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2013

I have not been there in a long time, but I feel there are many more places of interest that I would recommend before I would suggest Ein Hemed.

2 Thank Margie D
Jerusalem, Israel
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152 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

We came by this place only by coincidence. You can walk around an arranged area and make a pick-nick. Shortly after there is the high old building which was suppose to be a farm house once. Inside there are still some old mill stones. A nice place for families with children.

Thank Nicky F

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