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5 Things Art Lovers Should Do When in Isreal

Updated: Aug 11, 2022

When we hear of Israel, the first thing that comes to mind is often ‘religion’ as Israel is significant for being the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Some take Israel as a tourist destination to see some monumental things listed in the bible, but Israel's visual arts community is thriving. Visitors who appreciate art are bound to be blown away by Israel's creativity, from the nation's countless museums to Ein Hod, one of the world's only artist communities, to the country's daringly inventive street graffiti.

Check out the Historic Mosaic

"Mona Lisa of the Galilee"

Israel is home to a magnificent collection of ancient art, with thousands of years of history hidden behind every stone. The majority of the stunning mosaic flooring uncovered at archaeological sites is from old churches and synagogues. This is one intriguing thing an art lover needs to see in Israel.

Visit the sixth-century synagogue at the Beit Alfa National Park to observe an elaborate mosaic featuring bright stone fragments depicting biblical and mythological tales. At the Tzipori National Park west of Nazareth, a stunning mosaic made of hundreds of tiny stones in a variety of natural colors known as the "Mona Lisa of the Galilee" entertains tourists from her floor area. There are many magnificent mosaics in the park.