The charming village of Zichron Ya’akov was founded in 1882 when a hundred Jewish settlers from Romania purchased land there. The following year Baron Rothschild became the patron of the settlement. Zichron Ya’akov was the first moshava ever built in Israel and is a popular tourist and vacation site.
The cobbled main street is closed to vehicles allowing visitors to stroll lazily taking in the stunning restored houses on either side of the street, the old-fashioned streetlamps, the courtyards, galleries, boutiques and places of historical interest.
Two of the moshava’s original buildings were turned into museums; Beit Aharonson which is dedicated o the history of the pre-state NILI underground resistance organization and the Museum of the First Aliya. The main street is truly a vibrant celebration of history and life in the region. A large winery was built in Zichron Ya’akov in 1889 and nowadays visitors can enjoy free guided tours in the still-functioning and famous winery.
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Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year.
For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.
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