Top 10 things to do in Haifa, Israel

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1.) Bat Galim Beach

Bat Galim Beach in Haifa, Israel also known as the Rosh Carmel Beach is perfectly located in Haifa Bay area, in the Northern part of Bat Galim neighborhood near the Naval Base along Pinchas Margolin Street near at the foot of the cable car, where the wind surfing pier is situated.

2.) Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery

Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery in Haifa, Israel is beautifully situated in the Stella Maris road on the slope of Mt. Carmel that can be reach by foot or cable car. Standing across the street from the Old Light House, with an outstanding view of the sea and the ensemble of buildings like the Lighthouse called Stella Maris.

3.) Sail Tower

Sail Tower in Haifa, Israel is one of the tallest, continuously habitable building situated in Palyam Street in the city of Haifa. It is named after Yitzhak Rabin, a general and Israeli politician, the fifth prime minister of Israel until his assassination last November 4, 1995.

4.) National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum in Haifa, Israel is a modern four story building situated near the entrance to Haifa South. It is founded by Arie Ben Eli, the first director of this museum in 1953. In 1972, the National Maritime Museum change their location to it’s current premises near to other tourist attractions in Haifa like the northern beach-head of Mount Carmel, Elijah’s Cave found between Stella Maris and Bat Galim neighborhoods and the Israeli Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum.

5.) Haifa Educational Zoo

Haifa Educational Zoo in Israel is perfectly located in the lower part of the northern Lotem River, and one of the most magnificent nature reserves in Mount Carmel. Founded in 1949 and named after the late Louis Ariel Goldschmidt. The contemporary, well equipped facilities of the newly renovated zoo house with a different kinds of animals and with clear signs and many additional services.

6.) Haifa University

Haifa University in Israel is situated on the Southeastern side of Israel’s third largest city, sits atop Mount Carmel along with the green forests of Carmel Mountain Park. The university was founded by Haifa mayor Abba Hushi, an Israeli politician who served for eighteen years between 1951 to 1969. Haifa University is split up into six faculties: Humanities, Social Welfare and Health Studies, Law, Social Sciences, Science and Science Education, and Education.

7.) Railway Museum

Railway Museum in Haifa, Israel is situated in the old Haifa- East Railway Station on Hativat Golani Road near the Kikka Feisal in Haifa, perfectly on and around the beautiful Mount Carmel. It is a museum that study the history of all aspects of rail related transportation, like railway cars, railway vehicle( steam, diesel, and electric ) trams and a system used to control railway traffic safely equipment. It is considered as one of the capital tourist attractions in Haifa.

8.) National Museum of Science, Technology and Space

National Museum of Science, Technology and Space in Haifa, Israel is an old Technion building located in the Balfour Street, Hadar,  It was established in 1984 and it was built with the help of architect Alexander Baerwald in 1912, a German Jewish architect immigrant who is best known for his works and designs in Haifa, Israel. It is a Museum housed in the historic Technion building that was designed as Technion-Israel of Technology, an institute of technology’s first home before it was transfer to its current campus.

9.) Crusaders’ Castle of Atlit

Crusaders’ Castle of Atlit in Haifa, Israel is a huge crusaders fortress located south of Haifa on a peninsula projecting the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a large site that leads the scenery of the southern shore of Haifa at 400 m X 500 m. It is considered as the last Crusader outpost in the Holy Land, relinquish in 1291.

10.) Elijah’s Cave

Elijah’s Cave in Haifa, Israel is located at the base of Cape Carmel in Haifa, just beneath the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery and Lighthouse, it’s stairways to the cave is at the Allenby Street in lower Haifa. An religious shrine important to many Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Druze, all of whom venerate the prophet Elijah, the Hebrew prophet, city’s most famous early inhabitant, who was believed to have lived, meditate and taught in this cave before defeating the priests of Baal on Mount Carmel. It was first mentioned by a Jewish visitor in 1626 in a letter written from the land of Israel.

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