Places to visit in Haifa

Haifa: two shrines and a cable car


Description: Climbing the cable car from the embankment of Bat Galim to Stella Maris, Stella Maris Monastery and the church. Descent along the path of the monks through the chapel of the holy family to the cave of Elijah the Prophet and the maritime museum. Translated with Google Translate
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4.68 km
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2h 44 m
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Misadag
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This is the beginning of the embankment Margolin. Pinchas Margolin was one of the founders of the Bat Galim quarter and advocated the construction of a "Country Club" - reminded of the gloomy ruins on the seashore. The name "Casino" was firmly established behind this house, however, the Casino did not exist in it for a minute. In the 30s of the 20th century there was a swimming pool, a restaurant, dance floors and shops as is customary in respected urban centers. English officers liked to visit here and almost for the whole of Haifa this place was a benchmark of cultural life and quality leisure. In the 1950s, business declined, giving way to other centers, and later the building was completely abandoned. Translated with Google Translate
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א. ניסן ד. רווה אדריכלים
א. ניסן ד. רווה אדריכלים
Along the embankment in the 30s it was fashionable to build mansions. Most of these buildings fell into disrepair due to the proximity to the sea. Only decades later, when the Bat Galim quarter got a second life at the beginning of the 21st century, under scrupulous restoration and renovation, did it become possible to buy out historic buildings and carry out major modern repairs in them. Translated with Google Translate
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Zuma interior design architects Offers
Zuma interior design architects Offers
In the background you can see a beautiful villa - the home of Pinchas Cohen - an employee of the Peak company. Nearby - a sign on the stone part of the fence, indicating the end of the border area of ​​the Haifa port. These boundaries were laid down during the planning of the port by the English engineer Sir Palmer. Translated with Google Translate
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Yigal Amster Garden
Yigal Amster Garden
Beautiful view of the bay and the city suburbs of Haifa - Krayot. These small towns emerged as workers' settlements around the port of Haifa - the engine of progress and development of English Palestine. Translated with Google Translate
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Yigal Amster Garden
Yigal Amster Garden
Fishermen can be seen along the entire waterfront. They come to fish in shallow water, here the Barbunia fish is found between the stones - small, nimble and unusually tasty when served with lemon and coriander. Translated with Google Translate
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Yigal Amster Garden
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The park was built on the donation of Igal Amster’s family. So the family decided to immortalize the name of their son, who died in this warrior from Israel. But not only the fate of Igal, but also the whole Amster family, is interesting and ragic. In each generation, the Amster family lost one of their sons. In the 40s in the Arab riots in the English shipyards, then in the six-day war and then during the Lebanese war. Translated with Google Translate
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Cable Car / Ha'Aliya HaShniya
Cable Car / Ha'Aliya HaShniya
This is the entrance to the lower station of the cableway. But he is not always the entrance. When there are a lot of people willing and need to somehow place a queue without exposing people to the sun, this entrance becomes only an exit, but in order to enter it you need to go around the building around and there, under a canopy of mono, carefully line up a man. Translated with Google Translate
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Cable Car / Ha'Aliya HaShniya
Cable Car / Ha'Aliya HaShniya
And here is the coveted entry - queuing. Translated with Google Translate
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Cablecar haifa
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The cable car was built in 1986, on the personal initiative of the then mayor of the city, Mr. Gurevich. Gurevich did not meet with support among the members of the municipality and was criticized for the profligate imputed to him. To which Gurevich said that he was pleased to spend money on the entertainment of citizens. In addition, he quoted from the book of Theodor Herzl, where, in his utopian book, Alt Land, the seer of the Jewish state, predicted the cable car in Haifa. For over forty years, it is almost the most famous entertainment for a resident of the city. The length of the entertainment is 355 meters. Translated with Google Translate
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Cable Car / Ha'Aliya HaShniya
Cable Car / Ha'Aliya HaShniya
A return ticket costs 35 NIS, one way - 25. All types of payments are accepted. Translated with Google Translate
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Cable Car / Ha'Aliya HaShniya
Cable Car / Ha'Aliya HaShniya
The Haifa Maritime Museum can be seen well below the cable car. There are two ships in it - one amphibious assault boat, which was used as a vessel for delivering Jewish refugees from Europe who survived World War II and another vessel - a military patrol ship. Translated with Google Translate
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Cable Car / Ha'Aliya HaShniya
Cable Car / Ha'Aliya HaShniya
The Cape of Carmel, on which the cable car goes up, is a steep ledge into the sea creating the Haifa Bay. The name Carmel consists of two end Kerem (vineyards) and El - god. Translated with Google Translate
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Upper cable car
Upper cable car
The most prominent building in the Bat Galim quarter below is the white high-rise building, which houses the Rambam Hospital Faculty of Medicine. This is one of the prestigious medical schools in the country. Translated with Google Translate
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Upper cable car
Upper cable car
The exit from the upper cable car station leads us to the observation deck on the bay and the lower city. Translated with Google Translate
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Stella maris observation
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On the observation platform, the review is not very. This is ridiculous, but it is a fact. And this was not always the case. Ecutiel and Shmuel Federman - respected people, the founders of the Dan chain of hotels and one of the first local historians of Haifa and of the whole country in general, decided to donate a dome, a speaking pedestal and security fences to the observation site. As a result, the announcer was well heard, but what he is talking about is worse. But everything is fixable. On the veranda of the restaurant review is better. Translated with Google Translate
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Shawatina
Shawatina
In addition to the excellent view, the stairs descend here to three floors of the upper cable car station, each of which has a restaurant. All restaurants are a mixture of Mediterranean cuisine and various local Arabic dishes. Translated with Google Translate
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Virgin carmen statue
Virgin carmen statue
This sculpture of the Madonna and Child was donated by the government of Chile to the city and directly to the monastery of Stella Maris in 1894. It is claimed that the sculpture stands on a high pedestal cast from the gun barrels of the guns used during the civil war in Chile in 1891 Translated with Google Translate
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Monastery Stella Maris
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 Stella Maris leads to the monastery alley in the middle of which is a high pyramid. This is a monument erected above the mass grave of Napoleon’s army soldiers. Napon was unable to capture the city of Acre, located on the opposite side of the bay and retreating placed its wounded and sick soldiers in the monastery. They died during the massacre perpetrated in the monastery by the troops of El Jezar - the Arab ruler of Acre, who withstood the siege of Napoleon. Translated with Google Translate
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Monastery Stella Maris
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The monastery became the site of the permanent residence of the Carmelite Order, founded during the crusades in the middle of the 13th century. The name of the order comes from the name of Mount Carmel. The Bible tells the story of Elijah the Prophet with the pagan priests on Mount Carmel, during which the name of the God of God was glorified. It is this biblical story depicted on the emblem of the order - the hand of Elijah the prophet, squeezing a torch. Another depicted anchor and three six-pointed stars. Translated with Google Translate
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Monastery Stella Maris
Monastery Stella Maris
The church is dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary - patroness and protector of Mount Carmel and the monastery. The church towers over the cave of Elisha - the disciple of Elijah the prophet. So called this cave in the Middle Ages. Translated with Google Translate
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Monastery Stella Maris
Monastery Stella Maris
The architecture of the church is central, despite the fact that it is a Catholic church. The dome rests on four supporting structures adorned with images of four evangelists. Stella Maris - the starfish is one of the titles of the Holy Virgin Mary, which has found its reflection in the medieval symbol of faith and intercession, especially among the shipping and travel. Translated with Google Translate
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Monastery Stella Maris
Monastery Stella Maris
On the doors are depicted Elijah the Prophet and the Holy Virgin, respectively. Translated with Google Translate
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Monastery Stella Maris
Monastery Stella Maris
The monastery includes a large private area and numerous parks, and alleys, designed for meditation. For example, along the entire slope there is a magnificent path, which offers a breathtaking view of the Haifa Bay and the city of Acre. Translated with Google Translate
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Monastery Stella Maris
Monastery Stella Maris
In this part of the monastery and the surrounding area is a large park of flowering aloe. Translated with Google Translate
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Monastery Stella Maris
Monastery Stella Maris
For a long time the monks could not decide to make a toilet for visitors paid. Finally they decided to install a paid turnstile. Then they changed their mind and took off the turnstile. But you never know which solution will prevail. It is better to have a small coin in your pocket. Translated with Google Translate
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Santa maria
Santa maria
After visiting the monastery and the church is always nice to relax in the cafe of St. Mary. Here reigns cuisine with a claim to Vienna and mores with a claim to the French, and contain local. However, a cup of great coffee from Julius Meinl will never be superfluous. Translated with Google Translate
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Holy Family Chapel Trail
Holy Family Chapel Trail
The path that leads us to the foot of the mountain and the cave of Elijah the Prophet has been used for almost the entire history of the monastery and the church. It was the road of the monks, along which cargo and goods rose to the top, and most importantly they brought water. For in the monastery itself and at the top of the mountain there were no water sources. Translated with Google Translate
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Holy family chapel
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This small chapel is called the chapel of the holy heart. It was built at the base of the former mill, the construction of which was never completed. Chapel used for chants. Lyudmila Ulitskaya has one wonderful book about the history of Daniel Stein - the translator. It tells about the life of a Jew who survived the occupation and converted to Christianity. Later he comes here and becomes a servant in the monastery at the same time claiming citizenship as a Jew. In the end, the state denied Daniel citizenship on the grounds that, by adopting Christianity, he ceased to be Jewish. This story is based on real facts and events took place here on Mount Carmel. Translated with Google Translate
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Holy family chapel
Holy family chapel
The trail continues its descent to the sea and beautiful views open to us, as well as reminders of the events of World War II. Concrete structures along the way are British military fortifications. Translated with Google Translate
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Holy Family Chapel Trail
Holy Family Chapel Trail
The trail is partially carved into the rock and special notches on the stone are visible on the flat steps. They are made in order not to slip the hooves of mules and donkeys, loaded with baggage and water skins. In addition, one can notice a carved chute intended for collecting rainwater and accumulating it in a special tank carved in the rock. Translated with Google Translate
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Holy Family Chapel Trail
Holy Family Chapel Trail
This part of the trail passes through a natural forest, full of thickets and impassable thickets, which reliably protected the ascent of the mountain from the gangs of local importance below along the roads. Translated with Google Translate
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Cave of Elijah the Prophet
Cave of Elijah the Prophet
The cave of Elijah the prophet is known as the venue of the worship of Elijah the prophet since the middle ages. Pilgrims and travelers mention it. Ilya the Prophet, after he defeated the priests of Baal, was forced to hide from the wrath of the pagan rulers, including Isabella, the wife of the Jewish king. According to legend, Elijah the Prophet chose this cave for shelter. Translated with Google Translate
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Cave of Elijah the Prophet
Cave of Elijah the Prophet
The tale tells that it was here that the archangel Michael appeared to the prophet Elijah and told him how the end of the world would look. Translated with Google Translate
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Cave of Elijah the Prophet
Cave of Elijah the Prophet
For many believers, this place is a place of generation, with the rule of worship and prayer. It is believed that being in a cave heals, helps to find peace and peace of mind. Translated with Google Translate
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Cave of Elijah the Prophet
Cave of Elijah the Prophet
Here is a beautiful path in the shade of ancient trees with a beautiful view of the sea and not by chance here you can meet people walking. Translated with Google Translate
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Parking Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum
Parking Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum
From here you can walk a few tens of meters to the entrance to the museum of worldly history and maritime immigration. This is one of the most interesting and richest museums of Haifa, where along with the sea navigation of the ancient Phoenicians the history of modern Israeli navigation is presented. Translated with Google Translate
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Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum
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This is a monument to the Israeli submarine Dakar. She was in the service of the British fleet, and in 1968 after reconstruction she was acquired by the Israeli Navy and set sail from Portsmouth to the shores of Haifa. Under unexplained circumstances, the connection with the boat was lost, and she sank along with 69 crew members. Only 31 years later, in 1999, the remains of a sunken boat were discovered during stubborn searches and part of the onboard hull was raised from a depth of about three kilometers and installed in the maritime museum in Haifa. Translated with Google Translate
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