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Sightseeing in Haifa - what to see. Complete travel guide

haifa It’s a well-known tourist center, and one of the largest cities in Israel. The rest in Haifa is diverse and fascinating. You will find here beautiful beaches, wide choice of excursions and cultural programs, interesting markets and modern shopping centers - all these factors attract travelers from all over the world. Local beaches are widely known as the purest and most beautiful ones on the Israeli coast. When it comes to hotels, the choice of them is also quite large here. Tourists can select from luxury apartments and villas to small beach houses.
1.Tourists can import and export foreign currency without any restrictions. The national currency should be used to pay for goods and services; it can be exchanged at any local bank. Some … Open
Carmel National Park is the main attraction of this resort. This is also the largest park in the country. The park is a huge forest located in the foothill area. This place is rich in numerous plants, flowers and trees. You will also find rare animals and birds in this park. Haifa is the location of one of the world's major shrines – Elijah’s Cave, the prophet from the Bible. Adherents of Christianity, Judaism and Islam come to this place from many different countries to bow to the shrine and to see the cave in which Holy Ilya has escaped from the pursuit.
Baha’i Gardens located on the Carmel Mount, are one more wonder of nature. These are hanging gardens that grow in eighteen spacious terraces. The terraces are divided by beautiful statues, fountains and walkways. The central part of the garden is the location of another famous religious site - the mausoleum of Sayyid Ali Mohammed. This mausoleum is known as a famous place of pilgrimage. Another well-known religious center, Stella Maris Monastery, is located just nearby. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In addition to visiting sites and nature reserves this city has prepared a great choice of restaurants, bars and nightclubs that will surely please tourists. Burger Place is considered the best restaurant of national cuisine, while the most visited nightclub is Fever.
Haifa One of the magnificent religious monuments is the "Shrine of the Bab" located on the territory of the Bahai Gardens. Its main architectural feature is a huge gilded dome. There is an important religious relic, the shrine of the forerunner of the Bahai Faith. From the inside, the temple is distinguished by its luxurious design. For decorating, huge hand-made carpets and other traditional accessories were used. Today, the temple is visited by many pilgrims and ordinary tourists who want to see its festive interior.
The culture of local people is very interesting, as they observe a lot of awesome traditions and celebrate fascinating national holidays throughout the year. One of the most important … Open
Another interesting religious monument is the Cathedral of St. Elias located at the foot of Mount Carmel. The church was built in 1939 and is distinguished by its strict and ascetic exterior. There are many interesting historical and religious artifacts inside. Here, the old font and the altar constructed in the year the cathedral was built have been preserved.
haifa One of the oldest constructions in Haifa is the ancient Castle Pilgrim that was built on the rocky coast in 1218. For hundreds of years, the castle has seen a lot of outstanding historical events but managed to survive. This historical construction is still used by the navy of Israel, so tourists have no right to enter its territory. But it is offered to admire this historical building from afar within the framework of excursions.
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One of the most unusual cultural venues here is the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art opened in 1959. The founder of the museum is Felix Tikotin, a famous collector from the Netherlands. Exactly his private collection is the core of the museum exhibition. The museum is located in a beautiful historical building. Today, it presents almost 7 000 unique art exhibits. Besides pieces of art, it contains a big library. This museum is the largest cultural venue in the Middle East.
In one of the fascinating historical buildings is the Mane Katz Museum located. It is devoted to the famous avant-garde artist's masterpieces. The main exhibits of the museum are famous artist’s paintings drawn in different techniques. The museum also houses the collection of his personal belongings.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Haifa and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Haifa
♥   Castle 'Toron' , 57.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Beaufort Castle' Lebanon, 75.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nimrod Fortress' , 83.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rabadh Castle' , 88.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Saint Louis Castle' , 90.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Haifa
♥   National Park 'Montfort' , 31.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Zur Natan' , 51.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hamat teverya' , 52.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Gan Hashlosha' , 54.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hazor' , 58.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Haifa and around
♥   Art museum 'Haifa Museum of Art' Haifa, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art' Haifa, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Mane-Katx Museum' Haifa, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Hecht Museum' Haifa, 6.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Janco Dada Museum' Haifa, 12.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Haifa from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Well of Jacob

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of Jewish Civilization”
Subsequently, the building was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt again in the course of military conflicts. The church, which contemporaries can visit today, was built in 1860. The facility itself is as amazing, as the shrine hidden in its walls. Premises are decorated with many beautiful canvases depicting biblical motifs, artful murals and numerous priceless artifacts dating back for hundreds of years. Those who decide to visit the ancient Greek church, have to consider that it’s officially banned to make photos inside. That can be done only with the prior consent of the abbot. … Read further

Tirat Zvi

From the series “The Hottest Places in the World”
Kibbutz was named in honor of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalisher; its name literally translates as ‘Zvi Fortress.’ The settlement is a really saving fortress for hundreds of local residents. Today, this sultry Israel city practically doesn’t differ from the way of life in other localities of the country. … Read further
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