South of Luzit, north of Kiryat Gat.
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The מערות לוזית (Luzit Caves) are former limestone quarries. Some of the caverns are partially exposed to daylight and may be visited without any equipment. But some are dark, and so its better to bring a flashlight.
Quite exceptional in Israel, this caves are simply named after nearby town Luzit. They were used for quarrying limestone which was used for buildings. There was no religious event, no rebellion against Romans, neither biblical nor koran stories about the place. No fanatics with bombs or political quarrels, no military event in the vicinity. How nice!
The place is really exceptional for its beauty. The caverns which are a result of the limestone mining have bell shapes, the walls show the layers which have different brownish and reddish colours. This becomes enven nicer when the sun falls into the central opening in the ceiling. And as far as we know this palce is still undeveloped in the sense that there is no entrance fee and no open hours. So you may just visit the caves, and pleas dont litter or vandalize.