Baram National Park

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An ancient synagogue in a Galilee landscape

Points of interest

The very well-preserved façade has three beautifully carved doorways facing Jerusalem, the central of which is particularly grand. A second, smaller synagogue left practically no remains. Its lintel is on display in the Louvre in Paris.

The park also contains remains of the Maronite village of Bir‘am, whose inhabitants were required to leave by the Israel Defense Forces in 1948 for security reasons. The village church is still the spiritual center of that community.

Bar Mitzvahs and weddings are often celebrated here.
Celebrate your special event at our site.

Archaeology and History

The ancient synagogue of the village of Bar‘am, nestled in the mountainous Upper Galilee northwest of Safed, is an opulent structure built of large and beautiful ashlars, attesting to the presence of a thriving Jewish community here in the fourth and fifth centuries CE.

 

Flora

Near the synagogue is the Bar‘am oak forest, a reserve of impressively large Kermes oaks.

 

​How to get there:
The park is located on the Sasa-Bar'am road (no. 899) about half a kilometer from the junction of the new northern road (about 3 km east of the Hiram junction).


Length of tour: 1-2 hours


Best season: Spring, summer, fall


Don't miss: Stone carvings on the synagogue facade


Other attractions: picnic tables, wheelchair access 

Opening Hours

SUMMER:
Sunday-Tursday And Saturday- 8 A.M.-5 P.M.
Friday And Holidy eves - 8 A.M- 4 p.M

WINTER
Sunday-Tursday And Saturday-8 A.M.-4 P.M.
Fridays and holiday eves: 8 A.M.-3 P.M

On the eves of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Pesach: 8:00 - 13:00

contact us

  Phone: 04-698-9301

  Entrance fee

Adult: NIS 15; child: NIS 7

Student: NIS 13
Group rate (over 30 people): Adult: NIS 14; child: NIS 6

  Entrance to dogs

 permitted


    Content under construction, the information apears soon.
    Content under construction, the information apears soon.

     In the Baram National Park adaptations to make the site accessible to people with disabilities are being made. Adaptations currently in place include:

    • Parking
    • trails
    • viewing areas
    • restroom

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    Baram National Park