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Well of Jacob, Palestine

From series “The Surviving Artifacts of Jewish Civilization”
Deepness: 35 meters.

In Nablus, tourists will have an opportunity to visit the amazing sight, the old well, which have been associated by Jews with the name Jacob for more than 2 000 years. This well was found not far from the archaeological area of ​​Tel-Balat. It is quite deep; the rock-cut pit is 35 meters roughly estimated. According to the biblical writings, here Jesus met the Samaritan woman, which is described in the Gospel of John.

Well of Jacob, Palestine Currently, this amazing Biblical point of interest is on the territory of a large monastic complex. The well is hidden in the walls of the Greek Orthodox Church. The Well of Jacob is one of the few religious sites in the world that is worshipped by adherents of several religious movements, including Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Samaritans. The first church next to the well has been built in the 4th century BC, but it lasted a little over a hundred years.

Subsequently, the building was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt again in the course of military conflicts. The church, which contemporaries can visit today, was built in 1860. The facility itself is as amazing, as the shrine hidden in its walls. Premises are decorated with many beautiful canvases depicting biblical motifs, artful murals and numerous priceless artifacts dating back for hundreds of years. Those who decide to visit the ancient Greek church, have to consider that it’s officially banned to make photos inside. That can be done only with the prior consent of the abbot. Next - Oak of Mamre


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Useful staff nearby

Car rental office: 'Shlomo SIXT שלמה סיקסט' is located in 1.68 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Kfar Saba-Tsafon' in 1.69 km
Supermarket: 'סופר דורון' in 1.55 km
Parking: 'Sde Warburg' in 0.62 km
Apotheek: 'Super-Pharm Renanim' in 2.17 km
Police station: 'Magav Base' in 1.65 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'ריבר כפר סבא הירוקה' in 1.1 km
Railway station: 'Hod HaSharon' in 3.94 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Sde Dov Airport SDV - in 14 km
 »  Ben Gurion Airport TLV - in 21 km
 »  Haifa Airport HFA - in 68 km
 »  Marka International Airport ADJ - in 106 km
 »  Mendez Airport MZD - in 107 km
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Best hotels near Well of Jacob

Raanana Luxury Apartments

Located in 3 km from Well of Jacob
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Rooms: 12
The apartments all have different location in Ra'anana centre and check-in takes place directly at the apartment, saving you time. The surrounding … More: photo, rates and booking
Zimmeroni

Located in 7 km from Well of Jacob
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Rooms: 3
This charming villa offers luxury suites and studios, all with a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, microwave and kettle. You will also have a … More: photo, rates and booking
Benjamin Herzliya Business Hotel

Located in 9 km from Well of Jacob
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Rooms: 113
Each room is air-conditioned and comprises a flat-screen satellite TV, seating area, laptop safe and a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and … More: photo, rates and booking
Luxury Sea Apartments - Herzeliya Pituach

Located in 10 km from Well of Jacob
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Rooms: 6
All apartments offer sea views and comprise a flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen. Each is set in the building with … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Well of Jacob - Petach Tikva

Just like any old town, Petach Tikva is full of remarkable places and historical monuments, which attract travelers from other countries. One of the most well-known landmarks of this place is Tel Mulabis Mound. The archeological excavations don’t stop here even nowadays. They have revealed many artifacts from the first settlement (the Romans lived here in the prehistoric era).
The oldest architectural building that has survived till the present days is Antipatris Castle, which construction took place in the 13th century. The castle was the witness of many historical events and wars. Many years ago Alexander of Macedon fought with the Persians here, and even prior to that event important trade routes were laid on the territory of the modern town.

One of the most notable buildings of Petach Tikva is located in the heart of the city. We are talking about Baron's Ark, which has been built in honor of an outstanding leader Baron Edmond de Rothschild. He provided much support to this town during its formation, so many streets and squares here are named after him.
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