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Haifa City Travel, Hotels and Tourism Guide
Haifa Travel Guide - The "Gateway to the North" :|
Haifa, the seaport of Israel and the capital of the north, located in the northern part
of Israel, eastern boarded by the Mediterranean Sea.
Haifa is divided into three major topographical levels. The lower city is the commercial center of the town with modern harbor facilities.
The middle level is an older residential zone and the upper level consists of modern neighborhoods, overlooking the sandy beaches of Haifa's cosmopolitan bay.
Haifa is the world center for the Bahai faith.
Baha'i Shrine and Gardens on Mount Carmel:
The Baha'i religion is an independent, monotheistic religion. Baha'is foow the teachings of Baha'u'llah who lived from 1817 to 1892. He is regarded by the Baha'is as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time. Like the followers of other major religions, Baha'is come from virtually every nation, ethnic group, culture, profession and social or economic class.
From its administrative seat on Mount Carmel, located just above the Shrine of the Ba'b, the Universal House of Justice, the highest international governing body of the Baha'i religion, directs the affairs of this world-wide community with the assistance of about 600 Baha'i volunteer staff representing more than 55 countries. This administrative centre comprises several buildings in neo-classical style which include the Seat of the Universal House of Justice, the International Baha'i Archives, Library and other administrative institutions.
Haifa Walking Tours :
The German Colony
The view of this walk are very special and descending the scenic steps contributes
to the Charm. The Bahai sites and the German Colony itself with exquisite stone buildings like "1873"
complete an interesting tour
The step route descends to Abbas Street
as an itinerary A, turn right to Zionut Avenue,
continuing along Shabtay Levy Street to
the Haifa Museum. From there descend
to Wadi Nisnas and Beit Hagefen , Arab -
Jewish Center, Symbol of co-existence,
and walk along Hawadi Street and the
Market Mall on St. John's Street. Ha'azmaut
street near the port, offers multiple bargain
stalls proposing a wide open sky market.
The route crosses the classical residential area
of Hadar, where houses date from
the 1920s and 1930s.
Cross the Nordau Pedestian Mall which
offers many restaurants, street cafes and
shops. Continue your descent down the
Ajlun Steps. Here descend to the House
of Mustafa EL-Halil Pasha in the old town.
Haifa Places Of Interest :
The Four Major Areas of Haifa
The city is divided into four major areas: the lower city area - the port is situated here as well as residential neighborhoods and beaches. The bay area - the industrial zone is concentrated here.
Hadar Hacarmel area - the older neighborhoods, commercial center and offices are located here. Mt. Carmel area - residential and newer neighborhoods are located here, as well as the city's entertainment, cultural and tourist centers.
A naturally protected port: entry into and exit from it are possible the year round.
The location and structure of the port permit ships to operate without interruption at all seasons and unaffected by the state of the sea.Deep water next to the quays. large number of berths and quays.
Ein-Hod - The Artists Village
Located on the western slopes of Mount Carmel, overlooking the Mediterranean sea shore and the Crusaders' castle of Atlit, Ein Hod Artists' Village was established in 1953 by artist Marcel Janco - a well known member of the Dada movement - as an art cente r for practising artists from Israel and abroad. Today, some ninety artist members working in all fields of the plastic arts and crafts live and work in the Village and exhibit in the central gallery and other spaces.