City of Katzrin

September 13th 2010

The City of Katzrin was established in 1977 and is the largest Israeli settlement located in the Golan Heights. Individuals can visit the Katzrin Ancient Village which displays the archeological findings of a Jewish agricultural village around during the Mishnaic period that was destroyed in the Golan earthquake of 749, including an ancient synagogue and house foundations. Katzrin is also the location of the Golan Heights Winery and a mineral water plant. Visitors can enjoy the Golan Archaeological Museum located in Katzrin and houses major archeological finds from the Golan Heights throughout numerous periods, including the Byzantine era. There is also a room dedicated to the town of Gamla that was raised in the Great Jewish Revolt. Remnants of ancient synagogues can be found throughout the Golan as well.