The site used to be, during Biblical times, an inn on the road from the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem passing by the city of Jericho. At the site, you can see today archeological remains from the Roman to the Ottoman Empires.
Opposite and overlooking the inn you can see ruins of a Crusader fortress that guarded the inn during the Kingdom of Jerusalem period.
According to Christian tradition, the parable (Luke 10: 30-35) about the place was told by Yeshua to demonstrate the importance of compassion between people no matter who you are.
During the Crusader period, a fortress was built to protect pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem from robbers and Saracens who frequently attacked the travelers. It was built by the Knights Templars between 1169-1172 and destroyed by Salah A Din in 1187.
Today a new archeological museum with unique mosaic floors collected from Judea & Samaria are exhibited at the site.
By guided tour only