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Avshalom Reserve - The Stalactite Cave - Judean Mountains Travel Information

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The Stalactite Cave (Soreq cave, Avshalom Reserve) was discovered by accident in May 1968 after a blast in the Har-Tov quarry. The name given to the cave was "Soreq cave". The Stalactite Cave is not one of the largest caves in the world (only 82-meter-long, 60-meter-wide), but in beauty and variety it ranks among the best in the world.

The Stalactite Cave was formed by water flowing from the surface to the cave, melting limestone on the way. Over hundreds of thousands of years, each drop deposited a thin layel on the ceiling and on the ground, and these tiny layers add up to the stalactits and stalagmites.

The cave is dedicated to Avshalom Shoham.

Tour in the Stalactite Cave


23 NIS (Adult)
12 NIS (Child)
19 NIS (Adult in group)
11 NIS (Child in group)





Getting there

The Stalactite Cave is about 2 kilometers east of Beit Shemesh. to get there, turn from the Jerusalem - Tel Aviv road towards Beit Shemesh (route 38), and in the entrance to Beit Shemesh turn east with the signs pointing to the cave (to routh 3855). From there continue up the hills until a sign will point you to a turn left to the cave.