Nitzana was a Nabatean city that was located on the ancient commerce route in the Negev. The settlement was established in the third century CE and reached its peak in the Byzantine period, after the Nabateans had already disappeared. The Nitzana National Park is a less-visited Nabatean city due to its distance from typically classical tourist routes. However, a visit to Nitzana is highl recommended, especially in the early morning or at sunset. The National Park spreads over 2,000 dunams and includes remains of the city, its churches and a Turkish Train Station from the time of World War One, including a tall water tower next to it that served the engines. There is also a monument in the Nitzana National Park for soldiers of the eighth Brigade who fell in 1948 in the Horev Operation.
address: The park is located about two kilometers south-east of the Nitzana Junction.
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