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Oak of Mamre, Palestine

From series “The Surviving Artifacts of Jewish Civilization”
There are also quite unusual among the Jewish holy places. A great example is the Oak of Mamre. A nice biblical legend tells about this old tree. According to it, Abraham was talking to God there. For these reasons, a unique tree is also known under the name Oak of Abraham. If this tree has really managed to survive to the present day, the oak has to be about 5 000 years old.

Oak of Mamre, Palestine The ancient tree is situated in Hebron, in the monastery of the Holy Trinity. The oak completely faded in the late 19th century. Today, abbots make every effort to keep its trunk safe. Now, it is surrounded by special supports. A few years ago, new young shoots appeared next to the oak. A lot of amazing stories are associated with this sight. Many endow healing powers, while others tell about the ability of Oak of Mamre to give enlightenment.

The most amazing story is associated with the name of Philip of Luhansk, who in the early 20th century visited the shrine and took to homeland a sprig of already withered oak. He planted it near Ilinka station in Rostov region in Russia. In a few years, a lifeless sprig became a nice young tree, next to which a healing spring appeared later. At the moment, the old oak has a guardian. That’s a local resident, Anwar, who is caring for the tree. He is always happy to arrange guided tours for tourists, as well as to encourage them to buy uncommon souvenirs, which are bark of the ancient oak and its acorns. To the beginning - Temple Mount

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Nearest airports:
 »  Mendez Airport MZD - in 36 km
 »  Ben Gurion Airport TLV - in 56 km
 »  Sde Dov Airport SDV - in 70 km
 »  Queen Alia Airport AMM - in 88 km
 »  Marka International Airport ADJ - in 98 km
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Best hotels near Oak of Mamre

Columbarium

Located in 14 km from Oak of Mamre
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Rooms: 3
Each room is set in a chalk cave, with unique rock walls, chromotherapy lights, and a fireplace. The hot tubs are set in former rain-water collection … More: photo, rates and booking
Kesem Bahar

Located in 23 km from Oak of Mamre
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Rooms: 3
All chalets are built from wood and stone and offer an LCD cable TV and a furnished terrace. Each unit comes with a private spa bath and barbecue … More: photo, rates and booking
Ella Residence

Located in 25 km from Oak of Mamre
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Rooms: 52
The air-conditioned suites include a seating area, cable TV, and an equipped kitchenette. They also have a private bathroom with toiletries and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Montana

Located in 26 km from Oak of Mamre
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Rooms: 4
Elegant suites here come with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, and minibar. The private bathroom features a bath, bathrobe and slippers as well as … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Cave of Patriarchs
2 km - Cave of Patriarchs
In Judaism, the second holiest place after the Temple Mount is the Cave of the Patriarchs, also known as the Cave of Machpelah. It’s located in the historic crypt of Hebron. According to the biblical tradition, Isaac, Abraham, Jacob, and their spouses are buried …
City of David
29 km - City of David
The City of David is the historic district of Jerusalem, located near the Temple Mount. According to the legend, this is where King David built his first palace, around which the city was formed later. Today, visitors can see the ruins of old buildings, as well as the …
Church of the Resurrection of Christ
30 km - Church of the Resurrection of Christ
In Jerusalem has placed the greatest Orthodox Church of the world meaning – Church of the Resurrection of Christ. Mostly known as Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This cathedral was established in 325 year. The place where it is now is a precise place of the Christ …
Masada
36 km - Masada
Opening of the Masada cableway in Israel took place in 1971. It was built specifically to deliver tourists to the eponymous archaeological complex located on a mountain top. Masada cableway has been the lowest in the world for over forty years. Its starting point is at …
Tel Beer Sheva
39 km - Tel Beer Sheva
Another amazing religious shrine that is important from the historical point of view is the ancient city of Tel Beer Sheva located in the southern part of Israel. Researchers have discovered it relatively recently, in the 70s of the last century. The oldest of the …
Monastery of George Khozevita
50 km - Monastery of George Khozevita
In Israel there is a building, on the road to which one is extremely complicated. It is about Gheorghe Hozevitul Monastery. This Orthodox monastery is considered one of the oldest in the world and is located on the territory of the Celt Valley, in the Jewish desert. …

Top destination around Oak of Mamre - Jerusalem

Jerusalem is associated in many respects, primarily with religious sights. However, the city is perfectly suitable for an interesting holiday with children. For the youngest travelers, there are interesting amusement parks, one of the best being Kiftzova. This entertainment complex is very large and beautiful. It has an indoor pavilion with various games rooms, and a well-equipped area with a lot of attractions for children of different ages. For kids in the park, interesting games and entertainment are organized. Everyone can be photographed with animators dressed in the costumes of famous cartoon characters.
Those who like to relax in the open air, will definitely like the Gan Sacher Park. It is very beautiful and equipped. The park has many trees and paths for hiking and cycling. This park is one of the few in Jerusalem, where there are equipped barbecue spots, and many spacious glades for active games. This picturesque park named after its founder, is very popular not only among tourists, but also among locals.

Perfect entertainment for families with school-age children, would be a trip to the park Matzok. In this park, there are interesting tours on off-road vehicles, during which one can see a lot of natural attractions and admire the wonderful scenery. Excursions around the park last several hours, and customers can choose the optimal duration themselves.
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