1. Ashdod Yam Fortress
Ashdod Yam Fortress was designed by Caliph Abd al-Malik at the end of the seventh century CE on the ruins of a Byzantine settlement. Excavations and the preservation of the site started in the 1960s, and continue right until currently. The website is at this time free and open up to the community.
All through excavations of the website, archaeologists and point out officials fortified the retaining partitions, taken out sand, crafted new concrete floors and paved streets to make the fortress obtainable. In addition, sunlight addresses and lights were put in, and a small terrace overlooking the beach front was extra.
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In addition to the 800-meter spectacle explained higher than, website visitors and locals alike can also check out another audiovisual spectacle that is becoming projected on the western partitions of the fortress, and that tells the tale of Ashdod from historic moments. This presentation will choose position on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Price tag: NIS 10
2. Orot Ashdod
The metropolis of Ashdod not too long ago launched an 800-meter-extensive interactive audiovisual venture termed Orot Ashdod that integrates online video art projections, gentle and laser results, water screens and holograms.
The exhibit commences at the Ashdod Municipality creating, the place guests can watch a presentation about the creation of the town, the sea and its port.
Afterward, website visitors are meant to stroll toward the Ashdod Artwork Museum – Monart Centre, all the even though suffering from light and seem outcomes that seem to lengthen all the way into the sea. Soon after the museum, the demonstrate carries on at Ashdod Yam Park, where a video artwork demonstrate will be projected on to a substantial water display.
Performances start off at 8:30 p.m. each and every working day of the 7 days, other than for Friday night time.
We determined to get a check out to Ashdod after listening to rumors of the great light exhibit that’s having spot there each individual evening. We’d arrived at the metropolis before in the day, and so we began our thrilling experience at the Ashdod Yam Fortress.
3. Ashdod Fortress Ecological Park
Not considerably from the fortress, you will obtain the Ashdod Fortress Ecological Park, which is distribute out about 30 hectares (75 acres).
You can pick any of 3 strolling paths: the Seaside Route, the Orchard Path or the Deer Path. At all a few of them, you’ll locate symptoms that include a plethora of data about the terrain, the fauna and the flora of the park. 1 of the paths also sporting activities symptoms alongside the way that describe suggested yoga positions and exercises visitors can do as they wander alongside the path.
Ashdod Fortress Ecological Park is open all 7 days, and entrance is free of charge of demand.
If you’re intrigued in a guided tour, you can join a tour led by Alex Epstein, who is at this time presenting sunset excursions on Wednesdays that start out at the fortress and close at the ecological park.
4. Lachish River
The Lachish River, which flows through the coronary heart of Ashdod, has for a variety of a long time now been going through restoration and purification, and when once again you can see pedal boats on the river. Older Israelis may well recall the times when the Lachish was crystal very clear and was a popular spot to go boating.
At the moment, people can lease boats that will consider them a kilometer and a half down the river, from the activity park that is situated subsequent to the riverbed all the way to the mouth of the river where by it empties into the Mediterranean Sea.
Boats are accessible for rental all 7 days extensive via September, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Value: NIS 60 for fifty percent an hour of sailing.
5. Bike together
The Nahal Lachish promenade is a superb spot to acquire a stroll, and from the early morning you will obtain dozens of pleasurable attractions together the way. For illustration, there is Bike With each other, a shop the place you can rent four-individual quadricycles. Driving 1 of these is heaps of entertaining and is a good way to have interaction in athletic exercise with the complete family.
You can experience the quadricycles alongside a route that starts off at the sport park and carries on for two kilometers along the Nahal Lachish promenade.
Together the way, you can appreciate the attractive surroundings encompassing the river, hear to the birds as they lounge in the vicinity of the water, and view the exciting sculptures. In addition, you will see stops along the way, every a single with a different riddle that demands to be solved.
Selling price for quadricycle: NIS 100 for each hour.
If likely on a bicycle trip sounds a minimal too relaxed for you, then you may be interested in getting an ATV out for a journey. The ATV route also begins at the sport park, and you can sign up for a tough experience with a guidebook that will direct you to the Ad Halom Heritage Heart. You will discover only the greatest-top quality ATVs, proper for older people and kids alike.
Experience lasts 1 hour.
Selling price: NIS 100
Where to consume?
6. Gan Sipur
Regardless of whether it is early early morning or late in the day, ingesting or stopping for a espresso at Gan Sipur is often a very good concept. This chain, which opened eight years ago in a back garden in Holon, now has a department in Ashdod overlooking the lake. This is also a good spot from which to check out the Orot Ashdod laser show which is projected on the fountain in the lake.
The café’s dairy menu incorporates a plethora of dishes that are all named for a unique children’s story. The meals is unbelievably clean, delicious, servings are generous and assistance is good. Little ones will have a terrific time at Gan Sipur, which indicates that dad and mom will find the meal calming.
Cafe is kosher and open Sunday via Friday, as properly as Saturday night time.
Locale: 1 Mafkura Highway, Ashdod Yam Park.
A different wonderful dairy option is Barbarini, which is well-known for its pizzas and tabun-baked merchandise. Located on the ruins of Caza Ono, Barbarini is one of Ashdod’s most veteran establishments. Visitors will adore sitting in the restaurant’s two huge rooms, inside of which sits the grand tabun oven, or on the spacious picket balcony, which has a fantastic perspective. Barbarini is well known for its unconventional pizzas, these kinds of as creamed corn, smoked salmon.
Spot: 74 Rogozin Street, Ashdod.
Particulars: (08) 855-4545.
Translated by Hannah Hochner.