Fodor's Expert Review Ben-Gurion's Grave

Ein Avdat National Park Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The revered prime minister's grave, just 3 km (2 miles) south of his desert home in Kibbutz Sde Boker, is often visited at the same time. Walk through the beautiful garden until you reach the quiet, windswept plaza; in the center are the simple raised stone slabs marking the graves of David and Paula Ben-Gurion (she died five years before her husband). The couple's final resting place commands a view of Zin Valley's geological finery: a vast, undulating drape of stone that changes hue as the daylight shifts. The cluster of greenery and palm trees to the right on the valley floor marks Ein Avdat (Avdat Spring).

Memorial/Monument/Tomb

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Off Rte. 40
Sde Boker, Southern District  84993, Israel

08-655–5684

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