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Good Samaritan Inn, The Holy Land

Ben Dor A.
Good Samaritan Inn, The Holy Land
  • (worth a detour)
  • 1-2 km
  • Easy
  • Average
  • 1 hour or less
  • 2 2

Good Samaritan Inn used to be during Biblical times, an inn on the road from the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem passing by the city of Jericho.

Good Samaritan Inn, Road No. 1 East of Jerusalem
It is recommended to bring along your food.
Winter in the Holy Land is the best time to make dessert tours. Bring a hat, good walking shoes, water, camera and goodwill are essentials for a fruitful visit.
US$ 300 P/D
Transportation, accommodation, food, tips and entrance fees to sites excluded.

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.

Opening hours

09:00 - 17:00

How to get there

By guided tour only

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