Israel’s third biggest city is built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, and along the edge of a large and active port harbor in the Bay of Haifa. Haifa is the Capital of the North, located about 90km north of Tel Aviv. Haifa is unique in being home to diverse communities of Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze who live in harmony. The cultural life is a blend of these traditions, and the individual neighborhoods in Haifa each offer an insight into the various cultures. Being on Carmel Mountain and on the edge of the Carmel Mountain Range, Haifa is surrounded by hills and mountains covered with lush forests, and nature reserves. The city of Haifa is between the green mountains and the gorgeous blue bay.
Haifa’s top attraction is the Baha’i Gardens, a stunning garden of 18 terraces, which cascade down Carmel Mountain in the middle of the city. The gardens are topped with the gold domed shrine of ‘The Bab’, the religious announcer of the Baha’i faith. The top science museum in the country, MadaTech; the Stella Maris Monastery; the German Colony and the Cave of Elijah, where the Biblical prophet took shelter.
Haifa makes an exciting and fascinating stop on any tour to northern Israel.
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