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Walk in the footsteps of the Roman Empire

This art installation remembers the horse-drawn carriages that used to roll through this ancient Mediterranean city.

December 8, 2015 | Latest Photo Prev Next
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December 8, 2015 | Latest Photo

Wiry black frames stick out of the ground, twisting into a familiar shape: a horse-drawn carriage. This art installation is located in Israel's Caesarea Maritima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This park was originally a Roman city and harbor built on the Mediterranean coast in 25 B.C., which probably shouldn't surprise us since "Caesar" is in the name.

Now the area is a national park, where visitors come for the ancient harbor ruins and, of course, the beaches: unlike nearby Tel Aviv's busy beaches, the Caesaria Aquaduct Beach doesn't usually get very crowded, and it features crystal clear blue water and undisturbed coastlines.

The restored Caesarea amphitheater also hosts modern-day concerts in the summer, and the city features plenty of boutiques, restaurants, a golf course as well as a museum that lets you actually dive underwater to explore the city's ancient ruins. It's kind of a great compromise for families that can't agree what kind of vacation they want.

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