Château Pèlerin – A Crusader-Era Fortress

chateau pelerin

Much has been talked about the past foreign invasions in the Holy Land – invasions by the Babylonians, Romans, Greeks, Ottomans, and British, among others. But apart from the Romans and the Muslims, European Christians also invaded and ruled the Holy Land. They were the Crusaders, who first captured Jerusalem in 1099 … Read more

Exploring Louis Promenade

louis promenade haifa

Whether you’re standing on the street level or on the slopes of Mount Carmel, Haifa always guarantees excellent vantage points, offering visitors some of the city’s best attractions. Enjoy the views of the Baha’i Shrine and gardens when standing from the German Colony or anywhere else in downtown Haifa. Go up the … Read more

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

tikotin museum of japanese art, haifa

If you’re “turning Japanese” but can’t go to Japan for the time being, not to worry. Even if you’re in Israel, you still have the chance to see, learn, experience, and even study Japanese arts and culture. On the crest of Mount Carmel in Haifa, you can see a small, unassuming gray … Read more

Masada Street – Haifa’s Little-Known Bohemian Enclave

haifa street art

Haifa has less religious and historical significance than Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and many other cities around Israel. But it is definitely worth visiting, especially when you have the time and want to discover different aspects of Israeli life and culture. Haifa is one of Israel’s most picturesque cities, thanks mainly to its … Read more

The Shrine of the Bab

Bahai Gardens, Haifa, Israel

When in Haifa, we’re sure you will never end your sightseeing in this gorgeous city without visiting its most prominent landmark, the Shrine of the Bab, and the spectacular Baha’i Gardens surrounding it. Both the shrine and the gardens are built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, overlooking Haifa, its port, and … Read more

Exploring Yefe Nof Street – the Street of Beautiful Landscape

yefe nof and dan carmel

Haifa is Israel’s jewel on the north, gorgeously set on the slopes of Mount Carmel with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. While Haifa is famous for the magnificent Baha’i Shrine and its terraced gardens, this beautiful city also has hidden gems that only await discovery.  And the streets of Haifa will … Read more

A Glimpse of Haifa’s German Colony

german colony and baha’i shrine

Haifa is a beautiful port city that never fails to fascinate tourists and locals alike. When in Haifa, one of the things you should not definitely miss is taking a walk in one of its historic neighborhoods, the German Colony. The German Colony, or HaMoshava HaGermanit in Hebrew, was established in 1868 … Read more

Top Museums and Galleries in Haifa to Visit

Display of ancient artifacts at Israel National Maritime Musuem

Despite its chief reputation as an industrial port city, Haifa is also known as northern Israel’s cultural hub. So, it not a big surprise that you will find several museums in Haifa. They range from the most popular to the hidden gems. Haifa boasts museums and galleries of great variety. Whether it’s … Read more

Carmelit – The World’s Shortest Subway

Carmelit subway in Haifa after the 2018 reopening

As a port city and industrial hub in northern Israel, Haifa may give off an impression to tourists and outsiders as a “working” city. But dig deeper into Haifa and you will find its more fun side. While its coolness factor is nowhere near as Tel Aviv’s, Haifa is a cool place … Read more

Top Public Parks and Nature Attractions in and around Haifa

trees and bushes in Nehser Park

Haifa’s location – between the Mediterranean Sea and the slopes of Mount Carmel – makes the city attractive. Thus, Haifa offers the best of hillside and seaside wonders that will surely leave travelers in awe. Haifa’s most popular and visited tourist attraction is the majestic Baha’i Shrine and garden terrace. But there … Read more