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- 1 Be'er Sheva
- 2 Arad. modern town on the edge of the Negev and convenient starting point for trips to the Judaean Desert and the Dead Sea
- 3 Dimona. the third largest city in the Negev
- 4 Eilat. the southern-most Israeli city, located on the Red Sea coast, a major center for domestic and international tourism
- 5 Mitzpe Ramon. a small town overlooking the Makhtesh Ramon, the largest erosional crater on earth, with various hikes around the area
- 6 Netivot. small city, home (and now gravesite) of the Baba Sali, a famous rabbi
- 7 Ofakim. established as a regional center for the rural communities in the area
- 8 Rahat. the largest Bedouin settlement in Israel, and the only one to have the status of city
- 9 Sderot. small city, known for its contribution to the Israeli music scene, and for the rockets that hit it from nearby Gaza
- 1 Old Turkish Town (Old City). The Old Town was planned by Turkish and German engineers at the end of the 19th century. Its streets form a grid (very uncommon in the region). Many buildings date from Turkish times and have secret gardens behind high walls. Rehabilitated Smilansky Street has the best preserved buildings. Additionally there is a wide array of cheap stores and excellent ethnic restaurants and bars.
- 2 Abraham's Well. Located at the edge of the Old Town and on the Wadi Beer Sheva, this small site contains the well where according to tradition Abraham made the oath with Abimelech.
- 3 Municipal Market. Located between the Old Town and the central bus station is a vibrant market for any kind of merchandize.
- 4 Negev Museum of Art. Located in the residence of the Turkish governor in the Old Town, this small museum contains an art collection and has changing exhibits.
- 5 [dead link] Engine 70414. An old train station, built in 1915 by the Turks, featuring steam engine #70414 from the 1930s. You can walk around the station freely and eat at a restaurant. There are also paid tours and a small museum.
- 6 Israeli Air Force Museum, ☏ , fax: . Su-Th 8AM-5PM, F 8AM-1PM. Located near Kibbutz Hatserim, 5 km to the west of Beer Sheva. The museum has a collection of ~150 historical airplanes of the Israeli Air Force (and a few foreign or enemy planes). Some of the planes you can climb into. You can arrange for tours in Hebrew or English. To get here, take bus 40 from the central bus station (about hourly).
- 7 Negev Brigade Memorial. Located on a hill to the northeast of the city, this large monument made out of concrete, commemorates symbolically the different aspects of the Negev Brigade which conquered the Negev region in Israel's War of Independence. There is a superb view on the city and its surroundings from this site.
- 8 [dead link] Negev Zoo. Located near the northwestern entrance to the city, this zoo displays many local desert animals, as well as some others like baboons. For visitors, it's not worth the ₪30 entrance fee, as you can see much better zoos for a similar price elsewhere. It's also a 20-minute walk from the nearest bus stop.
- 9 Bedouin Market. Located just outside of the city on the Road to Eilat, this market takes place every Thursday morning. Bedouin merchandise can be found next to a wide array of other products.
- 10 Tel Beer Sheva Archeological Park. Located outside the city to its east (next to Omer), this archeological park is a World Heritage Site and one of the top sites to explore how people have lived in Biblical times.
- 11 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Located in the northern part of town on the road to Tel Aviv, this renowned university has a vibrant campus with many buildings designed by famous architects. There are two art galleries in the Senate Building and in the Library, a small museum of medical history in the building of the Medical Faculty and many small exhibits in the buildings of the different faculties.
- 12 British World War I Military Cemetery (Beersheba War Cemetery). Located just next to the Old Town, this cemetery is the resting place of British, Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) soldiers who fought against the Turks in the First World War.
- 13 [dead link] Carasso Science Park, 79 Ha’atzmaut St., ☏ . Su-W Sa 9AM-5PM, Th 9AM-8PM. New in the Old City of Be’er Sheva, ‘Carasso Science Park’, the largest science park in Israel, featuring an interactive museum, scientific garden with games and hands-on activities for all ages.
- 14 Negev Museum of Art. Located in the residence of the Turkish governor in the Old Town, this small museum contains an art collection and has changing exhibits.
- 15 British World War I Military Cemetery (Beersheba War Cemetery). Located just next to the Old Town, this cemetery is the resting place of British, Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) soldiers who fought against the Turks in the First World War.
- 16 [dead link] Carasso Science Park, 79 Ha’atzmaut St., ☏ . Su-W Sa 9AM-5PM, Th 9AM-8PM. New in the Old City of Be’er Sheva, ‘Carasso Science Park’, the largest science park in Israel, featuring an interactive museum, scientific garden with games and hands-on activities for all ages.
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