Top 10 Things to do in Beersheba, Israel

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1.) Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum

Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum features real aircraft that was included in real battles. There are heart-warming stories that go together with the variety of collections that will definitely leave an impact. The Museum is not just merely a collection of planes on a runway; on the other hand, it is considered as living evidence to the State of Israel.

2.) Hanegev Pharmacy

Hanegev Pharmacy or the Pharmacy Hanegev Ltd. is the primary pharmacy located in the Negev. It symbolizes a transformed Jewish settlement of the Negev and of the abounding history of Beer-Sheva, which is the capital of Negev. Before, Hanegev Pharmacy was recognized as the “wealthy Turkish house”. The Turks built it in the year 1901, with the help of European architects and engineers. It is a two-floor building.

3.) The Ceramic Studio of Yehudit Meir

The Ceramic Studio of Yehudit Meir is situated in the town of Beersheba. It is utilized as a ceramic art workshop since the year 1961. Her works of art is in display and is being sold to the public. The Ceramic Studio is made up of chiseled stone house. It also includes a wall that divides the street from the house. Inside, you would find a lovely garden. The view is breathtaking. The tourists and locals would usually take a picture of the enchanting garden.

4.) The Ethiopian Jewish Center Craft

The Ethiopian Jewish Center Craft presents a magnificent display of wide collection of Ethiopian materials and their rich culture as well. An exceptional carving art done in a traditional technique by the Ethiopian women can be witnessed at the exhibit. Ethiopian women are very skillful and resourceful. Apart from that, they are also known for their uniqueness and creativity in embroidery and their creation of unique handmade objects.

5.) Abraham’s Well

Abraham’s Well is said to be the most famous of the many wells found in Beersheba. In the olden times, the wells played a significant part towards the development of Beersheba. Abraham’s well is located in a nearby small seasonal stream recognized as Nahal Beersheva or the Beersheva stream. It contained two primordial wells. As far as the people could remember, the wells functioned as a water source for the Bedouins flocks.

6.) Ben-Gurion University

Ben-Gurion University was stirred by the forethought of David Ben-Gurion, who is Israel’s first Prime Minister. He had a notion that the country’s future lies in this state. The University was instituted in the year 1969. Its aim is to bring development in the Negev. The University plays an important role in advocating agriculture, education and industry in Negev and other regions.

7.) The Museum for Bedouin Culture

The Museum for Bedouin Culture was created for the main purpose of collecting, documenting, and preserving the unique culture of the Bedouins’ before it disappears. The Bedouin tribes went through a process of drastic changes as they progress from being a nomadic to a contemporary way of life.

8.) Bedouin Market

Bedouin Market is a modest city market found in Beersheba. When coming to this place, free yourself from any expectations. The place seems so ordinary and crowded especially in the late time of the day. Nevertheless, you can find genuine products at a very reasonable price in the market. The vibrant commotion fascinates the tourists. The perfect time to visit the place is as early as possible in the summer. Some of the stalls are uncovered, wearing of hats and applying sunscreen lotion is suggested.

9.) Allenby Monument

The Allenby Monument is an unembellished block of stone that is positioned in the middle of a small park located in the old city of Beersheva. The monument honors Field Marshal Edmund Allenby. He is a British conqueror who is in-charge of the British forces, which arrested the Palestine in World War I. Field Marshall Edmund Allenby is also responsible for ending the 4 centuries of Turkish rule.

10.) Negev Brigade Monument

The Negev Brigade Monument, recognized locally as the Andarta, was an Israeli infantry brigade that functioned during the Arab-Israeli war in the year 1948. It is located on an overlooking hill in the city of the eastern part of Beersheba. It comprises a familiar symbol of the Negev and Beersheba. The monument is designed by Dani Karavan to give respect to the members of the Negev Brigade in Palmach who died defending the country of Israel. The memorial is also considered as a pioneer to the land art movement.

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