Culture of Haifa. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

haifa Haifa is the modern prosperous city; in the last 50 years its population has increased more than twice. Each area of ​​the city is of great interest for travelers and boasts an abundance of interesting cultural centers. The picturesque district of Bat Galim built in the first half of the 20th century is home to the National Maritime Museum. At the edge of the area there is the legendary cave of Elijah the Prophet; a lot of amazing stories and legends are associated with it.
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
A good place to explore is the Lower Town area, where you can see interesting modern buildings and ancient structures. A true piece of modern architecture is the Sail skyscraper; its height is more than 134 meters. The name of the construction speaks for itself, as the outline of a spectacular skyscraper really looks like a sail.
Next to it there is the Muslim cemetery and a mosque founded in the era of the Ottoman Empire. Among other attractions of the Lower City, the Railroad Museum with a rich and rewarding collection is worth mentioning. One of the most interesting sights is Adar. Copyright
Fans of beach holidays are sure to enjoy Haifa. The picturesque Dado beach is perfect for a family vacation, as it is perfectly equipped for a comfortable stay. There are several attractive … Open
Its permanent symbol is Technion, the awesome Institute of Technology opened in 1912. There is also the Haifa Museum of Art, which collection includes more than 7,000 exhibits in the district. It is situated in the important historic building of the early 20th century. Fans of theater would be interested in visiting the local theater and hikers would enjoy the Gan Hapsalim park.
Haifa You should definitely take a stroll through the picturesque Moshava Germanit district; its main symbols are Templars’ houses. In the second half of the 19th century on the site of the present district a small German settlement was founded. Some old buildings have preserved to this day; they have recently undergone a complete renovation. The Museum of Haifa would tell visitors of the city more about this and other important historical events. The area of ​​Carmel with its legendary monastery of the Carmelites is also worth noting. The nearby Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art will diversify the excursion program.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Haifa and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Haifa and surroundings

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Reference information
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
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Haifa
♥   Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth, 31.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of the Transfiguration, Mount Tabor, 40.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Maronite Cathedral, Tyre, 54.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Haifa and near

Tirat Zvi

From the series “The Hottest Places in the World”
According to the latest census, at least 700 people live in kibbutz. The settlement was founded relatively recently, in 1937. Currently Tirat Zvi is one of the nation's largest mass production centers, as well as a leader in production dates. Arid climate is ideal for growing lulav; this plant has long been used during religious holiday of Sukkot. Plant is collected in spring, while the holiday is in autumn. Local experts together with scientists of Volcani Institute developed a special technology to save this unique plant; thanks to that lulav can be preserved for several months. … Read further

Well of Jacob

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of Jewish Civilization”
Currently, this amazing Biblical point of interest is on the territory of a large monastic complex. The well is hidden in the walls of the Greek Orthodox Church. The Well of Jacob is one of the few religious sites in the world that is worshipped by adherents of several religious movements, including Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Samaritans. The first church next to the well has been built in the 4th century BC, but it lasted a little over a hundred years. … Read further

Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Haifa

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