Korazim National Park
Meet Korazim National Park
A Jewish town in a basalt landscape overlooking the Sea of Galilee
History and archaeology
The town of Korazim is first mentioned in sources from the Second Temple period, noting the fine wheat the inhabitants raised there. It flourished at the end of the talmudic period. In the New Testament, Korazim is mentioned as one of three towns – together with Bethsaida and Capernaum – which Jesus cursed because they did not heed his teachings (Matt. 11:20).
The beautiful synagogue at Korazim, built at the end of the fourth century or the beginning of the fifth century CE, is made of basalt, the region’s most common stone, carved in geometric, floral and faunal patterns. Many present-day visitors use the synagogue for Bar Mitzvah ceremonies and weddings.
Also found was a carved basalt seat, for the community’s most respected members, known in the ancient sources as the Moses Seat, bearing an Aramaic inscription. The ancient ritual bath has been reconstructed near the synagogue, along with two large dwellings and an olive press.
There is also a Bedouin sheikh’s tomb at Korazim.
Korazim National ParkUseful Information
Entrance to the park closes one hour before cited closing timeSummer hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 17:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 16:00 - 08:00 Winter hours: Sunday–Thursday and Saturday: 16:00 - 08:00 Friday and holiday eves: 15:00 - 08:00 Holiday eves: 13:00 - 08:00 Yom Kippur eve: 13:00 - 08:00
The park is located on road 8277 between the Korazim junction and Almagor, 10 minutes east of Ami‘ad junction.
Registration for a visit in Korazim National ParkCoordinate time of visit
|Adult in group||₪ 19.00|
|Child in group||₪ 8.00|
|Israeli senior citizen||₪ 11.00|