Castel National Site

Attraction Type: Archaeology and History, National Sites, Region: Jerusalem Area, Address: Keren Kayemet St., Mevaseret Zion
Source: Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Region: Jerusalem area
URL

You can hear this site's ancient history in its name 1,000 years ago it was a Crusader castle-farmhouse. Due to its strategic location overlooking the road to Jerusalem, during Israel's 1948 War of Independence a famous battle was fought here to keep the road open to the country's besieged future capital. Signs at the site will tell you the story of the battle.

Images credit: Avishai Taicher, from PikiWiki site.

Products specifications
Attraction Type National Sites
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
Region Jerusalem Area
Near To Jerusalem
Address Keren Kayemet St., Mevaseret Zion
Phone +972-2-5955012
Fax +972-2-5330476
Opening Hours Daylight time: Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00, Monday: 08:00 - 17:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00, Friday: 08:00 - 16:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 16:00
Standard time: Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00, Monday: 08:00 - 16:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 16:00, Friday: 08:00 - 15:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 16:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 15:00
Notes for opening hours Yom Kippur evening: 08:00 - 13:00
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility No
Email gl-kastel@npa.org.il
URL https://bit.ly/2m0jyJo

You can hear this site's ancient history in its name 1,000 years ago it was a Crusader castle-farmhouse. Due to its strategic location overlooking the road to Jerusalem, during Israel's 1948 War of Independence a famous battle was fought here to keep the road open to the country's besieged future capital. Signs at the site will tell you the story of the battle.

Images credit: Avishai Taicher, from PikiWiki site.

Products specifications
Attraction Type National Sites
Attraction Type Archaeology and History
Region Jerusalem Area
Near To Jerusalem
Address Keren Kayemet St., Mevaseret Zion
Phone +972-2-5955012
Fax +972-2-5330476
Opening Hours Daylight time: Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00, Monday: 08:00 - 17:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00, Friday: 08:00 - 16:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 16:00
Standard time: Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00, Monday: 08:00 - 16:00, Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 16:00, Friday: 08:00 - 15:00, Saturday: 08:00 - 16:00, Holiday evening: 08:00 - 15:00
Notes for opening hours Yom Kippur evening: 08:00 - 13:00
Parking Yes
Suitable for Children Yes
Accessibility No
Email gl-kastel@npa.org.il
URL https://bit.ly/2m0jyJo