Stalactite Caves


The Soreq Cave also known as Avshalom’s Caves or the Stalactite Caves is a nature reserve and part of the National Parks Authority. It is an example of “Natural Beauty”. Located between Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, the caves are a great place to spend a morning or an afternoon with your family.

The beautiful formations are made from years of dripping water and you must make sure to wear good shoes with traction because it can get quite slippery. There are guard rails throughout and the path is lit.  Humidity in the cave is between 92%-100%. The cave is 82 meters long and 62 meters wide. Kids find the cave “magical” and it is a very memorable experience.


FIJ Tips

There are 150 stairs to get down from the visitors center to the opening of the cave. With special permission you can request to drive down to the cave area. Baby strollers are not allowed in the cave.


October-March 8:00am-4:00pm
April- September 8:00am-5:00pm
Fridays: The site closes one hour before shabbat


29 NIS Adult
15 NIS Child


Whole family


English / Hebrew


Snack bar

Venue: Avshalom Cave

Address: Avshalom Cave Israel
Neighborhood: Emek Haela
Parking: Free parking lot

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