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Haifa Attractions

The modern, port city of Haifa has plenty of attractions available for all ages and areas of interest. There are museums on subjects ranging from Japanese art to clandestine immigration. Haifa is home to holy sites of Christians, Muslims, Jews and even those of the Baha'i faith, such as the cave of Elijah and the majestic Baha'i Gardens.  Then there are the numerous parks, gardens and promenades, offering incredible views of Haifa and the surroundings and perfect for those who need to get out in nature and just run around! Of course one can't forget the prestigious Haifa University and the popular cable car rides that can transport you from the top of the mountain to the bottom and back again! In short, Haifa is the perfect location for any traveler and is just waiting to be explored!


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Isfiya is a Druze village that is located on Mount Carmel. In 2003, the local council merged with the nearby village of Daliyat el-Carmel to form the town of Carmel but this town dissolved in 2008 and the villages returned to their independent statuses. Isfiya was built on the ruins of a Byzantine settlement and Crusader remnants have been found in the village. In 1930, remains of a fifth-century Jewish town, Husifah, were discovered in the village, including a synagogue with a mosaic floor and the inscription, "Peace upon Israel." The modern village was founded in the early eighteenth century with inhabitants making their living from olive oil, honey and grapes production. The tomb of Abu Abdallah is located in Isfiya- he was one of the three religious leaders who was chosen by Caliph al-Hakem in 996 CE to proclaim the Druze faith. He was also the first Druze religious judge and an annual visit to his shrine is made by Druze pilgrims on November 15. The village has opened itself to tourists and the warm hospitality that the Druze are known for is highly apparent to those visiting. Visitors can walk through the streets alone but a guide is recommended in order to gain a true appreciation of the richness of the community history. It is also possible to lodge in an authentic Druze home or guesthouse. There one can enjoy traditional Druze foods, listen to stories and watch special performances of traditional music, song and dance. The western entrance to Isfiya also has a beautiful promenade with a spectacular view. Isfiya is a good departure point for nature walks in the nearby Carmel Mountains. Where: Five minutes away from Haifa-South



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Due to its location on a mountain, the city of Haifa is easily divided into "floors" like those of a building. The ground floor is made up of the Down Town area, the port, the German Colony and Bat Galim. The middle floor is home to Hadar HaCarmel and on the upper floor is Upper Hadar. On the uppermost floor is Merkaz HaCarmel, Ahuza and Neve Shaanan. There are several terraces located around the city, one of which is The Path of One Thousand Steps which consists of paths, steps and streets, as well as various observation points from where one can take in the stunning views of the city landscape from all different angles. Despite the name of the path, there are actually one thousand and one hundred steps in the route. The route is considered one of the most beautiful and interesting ones in Haifa. The route of The Path of One Thousand Steps is as follows; Savyonim lookout point, Gadera steps, HaHashmonaim Street, the public gardens, the Koresh steps to the Reuben Buniak steps, the Abu Nedar Institutes, the Ezra hospital, haZioniut Avenue, Shifra steps, Abbas Street and HaGefen Street.



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Kababir is a special neighborhood in Haifa, made up of Jews and Ahmadi Muslim Arabs. Kababir was formerly an Arab village and is the only community in Israel whose residents belong to the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam. The Ahmadiyya movement has millions of followers worldwide and was founded in India in the late nineteenth century. The founder of the sect, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani of Punjab, India, arrived in Kababir and persuaded the inhabitants to join the sect. According to the theology of the sect, jihad (holy war in the name of Islam) must only be carried out through negotiation and goodwill, not through violence. Ahmadiyyans follow all of the commandments of Islam but oppose the concept of jihad, while preaching for brotherhood of nations. There is a Center for the Ahmadiyyan Delegation to Countries of the Middle East in the village. Another place of interest in the village is the mosque which was built in the 1970s and stands out, in particular because of its two towers.



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Near the Galim neighborhood and Rosh HaCarmel area, one can find one of the most famous and oldest beaches in Haifa. This beach is well-loved by local residents who successfully fought for it in the past against real-estate sharks. The long, pleasant beach strip is frequented by families, youth and the elderly and features benches, plenty of shade and playgrounds. The southern part of the beach is particularly popular with wave and wind surfers. The promenade features cafes, restaurants and a fabulous children's playground in the shape of a pirate ship. The unique playground is built out of wood and was contributed by Shayetet 13- the Israeli Navy's elite commando unit. Entrance and parking are free. How to get there: Eastern entrance- from Ha'aliya Hashniya Street through Charles Lutz Street along the wall of the naval base. Western entrance- from Ha'aliya Hashniya Street through Bat Galim Avenue.

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