Ralli Museum, Caesarea – Visitors Guide to Art Museum

Ralli museum, Caesarea, Israel

At Ralli Museum in Caesarea, you can see the Dali collection, Latin American and Spanish paintings, sculptures, and more. Moreover, the entrance to the museum is free.

Note: if you are looking for information about the city of Caesarea, and not specifically this museum, check out my complete guide to Caesarea.


Ralli Museum is located in Caesarea, not far from Caesarea National Park. Caesarea is placed halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa.

The Ralli Museum complex has two buildings, two monuments, and a large parking lot. The complex is located at Rothschild Boulevard (next to the water tower).

Directions for drivers: Link to Waze and Link to Google Maps
Directions for public transport: Link to Moovit

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The easiest way to get to the Ralli Museum is by car (enter “Ralli Museum” into Waze). And there are many free parking spaces near the museum. Arriving by public transport is inconvenient. You can take a bus (for example, Egged line #910 from Tel Aviv to Haifa) to Or Akiva interchange. And from there, walk for 2.2 km, or take a taxi. Another option would be to take the train to Caesarea station. But the train station is even further away (than the bus stop), and you must choose either a bus or a taxi.

Here is a link to Moovit, where Ralli Museum is already set as the destination. Change the origin from Tel Aviv to your location, and you will get updated directions.

Contact Information

Phone: 04-6261013
Email: caesarea@rallimuseums.com
Facebook: @rallimuseumscaesarea

Entrance Fee

The entrance to the museums and the parking are free.

Opening Hours

Sunday and Wednesday – closed
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 10:30 – 17:00
Friday: 10:30 – 15:00
Holiday eves: 10:30 – 12:30

Note: opening hours were updated in August 2022. In any case, recheck the official site before visiting.

Basic Info

Background info from the official site:

The Ralli Museums in Caesarea are part of five Ralli Museums in the world, an institution founded by Harry Recanati. The main aim of the museums is to disseminate contemporary Latin American art. When appreciating Latin American surrealism, the folkloric motifs, and the symbolic emphasis, one can grasp the importance of these great works of contemporary art. The museums were dedicated to the memory of the Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal during the Inquisition and of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki, which was almost entirely exterminated in the Holocaust.

Note: unless stated otherwise, all quotes were taken from the official site.

Ralli 2

We parked next to the Ralli building #2, so we started our visit there.

Ralli museum, Caesarea, Israel

The second museum commemorates the great golden age of Spanish Jewry. The architectural style is Spanish (Moorish), and in the center of the large central courtyard stands a fountain with 12 lions, as in the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. According to historians, this motif originated in the palace of King David in Jerusalem. The fountain is surrounded by marble statues of Maimonides, Ibn Gabirol, Yehuda Halevi, and Spinoza. The building has four stories, and the exhibits consist of paintings with Biblical themes created by European artists in the 16th to 18th centuries.

There are four floors in the building. During our visit, one of the levels was closed, and the other three had mainly paintings. I am not a renowned art specialist, so it is hard to evaluate, but I was not impressed. I loved the architecture of the building much more.

Greek Style Monument

Near Ralli 2, we found this Greek-style monument dedicated to people whose decisions helped create the state of Israel. That is, of course, Herzl.

Ralli museum, Caesarea, Israel

In a broader view of the monument, you can also see the signs of the twelve tribes.

Ralli museum, Caesarea, Israel

Ralli 1

The first Ralli Museum in Caesarea was built in a Spanish colonial style that perfectly fits the pastoral landscape of Caesarea. The museum’s size is about 9000 square meters, and the building is located in the center of a 40-hectare sculpture garden with palm trees, carob trees, citrus, and olive trees. The museum has five exhibit halls as well as several octagonal patios with a central fountain. The floor is made of red terracotta tiles and frames consisting of strips of wood and white tiles with a motif of blue clover leaves. These beautiful tiles were specially designed in Uruguay for the Ralli Museums.

The museum was conceived, taking into account the light and weather conditions of the country. Natural light comes from large windows opening onto the courtyards. The upper level has one large sculpture square overlooking the sea, and through the arches, one can appreciate the arches of the Roman aqueduct on the horizon. The square features sculptures in bronze, marble, and acrylic by famous European artists such as Dali and Rodin, as well as Latin-American sculptors.

Ralli 1, Ralli museum, Caesarea, Israel
Ralli 1

Ralli museums are famous for their Dali exhibits, which can be found in the Rally 1 building. What I did not expect to see was an archeological wing.

Ralli museum, Caesarea, Israel

The archeological wing is not significant but quite lovely. Here is a diagram of how ancient Caesarea probably looked.

Ralli museum, Caesarea, Israel

Besides the archeological wing, there are several other exhibitions, including paintings on the first floor.

Ralli museum, Caesarea, Israel

Salvador Dali Collection

Salvador Dali exhibits are located on the second floor of Ralli 1.

Dali Collection at Ralli museum, Caesarea, Israel
Dali Collection

There is an outside patio on the second floor with beautiful sculptures. Here are some of them.

Several additional photos (including the Dali collection):

And my last photo of that day was of this statue outside Ralli 1.

Ralli museum, Caesarea, Israel

Common Questions

How much does a visit to Ralli Museum at Caesarea costs?

The entrance to the museums and the parking are free.

How Much Time Does a Visit to Ralli Museum Take?

I did not expect the museums to be that big. Covering both museums at a pretty quick pace took us about two and a half hours. And according to Google’s data: “People typically spend up to 1.5 hours here”.

Where can I see the Salvador Dali collection?

Dali collection is located on the second floor of the Ralli 1 building in Caesarea.

Can I photograph inside the museums?

During our most recent visit (2022), I saw signs inside both buildings that forbid photography.


We loved the Ralli museums. There are a lot of beautiful paintings, statues, and architecture. The exhibitions are diverse, and everybody can find what they like. Thus, if you are in the area, I would highly recommend visiting it.

Moreover, there are other attractions nearby. A Combined visit to Caesarea National Park and Ralli Museum can be a great half-day (to a full-day) experience. And if you are short on time, consider visiting Birds Mosaic.

Moreover, check out Caesarea for additional info about the city.

Have you ever been to the Ralli Museum? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned!


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