Places to visit in Haifa

Top Things to Do in Haifa, Israel

Places to Visit in Haifa

Top Attractions in Haifa


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  • IlyaNJ
    Marlboro, NJ887 contributions
    I suspect if you are in the north of Israel, you cannot miss stopping by Baha'i Gardens in Haifa. They are a colorful sight, possibly a signature one of the city, quite remarkable in visual aspect. They also tend to disappoint. If you only do the self-guided parts, you may be disappointed with not being able to walk inside the gardens. If you join a guided tour, you may end up being disappointed that it is hardly worth the time investment.

    There are 3 accessible parts at 3 different levels, each accessed separately from the outside. The “Inner Gardens” and the shrine are open for visiting 9-12, and there you get to experience a small portion of the gardens; the shrine is not that special inside, but you have to take off your shoes and are expressly directed to put away your cameras. The uppermost and lowermost viewpoints are open 9-5, but only allow you to get into a small portion of the park, with the main stairways out of reach. Nonetheless, at every entrance, there is a metal detector and bag check, which feels mildly incongruent with the experience.

    In addition, there are daily guided tours of the gardens in different languages (one per language). They are free of cost but require advance booking. While you ultimately get to walk the main staircase down to the lowermost part of the garden, it is on balance underwhelming and adds little to what you can experience by getting to the “inner” part. The narration from the guides is ok, if heavily slanted towards the history and attributes of the Baha’i faith, which can be easily found online. Please note: by the nature of the tour, it will end in a different place from where it starts, much lower in topography; some form of transport will be required to take you back to where you would likely park beforehand.
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • B T
    London, UK948 contributions
    It's a nice area with lots of restaurants and places to stay. It is at the bottom of the Bahai Gardens.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • Lala
    30 contributions
    The best part was the Klimt show, but the room that theaches about De vinchi was realy interesting as well.

    The VR experience in the Klimt show was amazing, way better then the one they have in the tommorrow show.

    We were a groop o adults and children, we had a great time
    Written 25 August 2022
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  • Julia L
    Chesterfield, UK85 contributions
    Small and compact but with so much detail and beautiful colours and of course Elijah’s second cave. The friendly friar was very proud of his information leaflet he’d written and rightly so. At just $1 definitely get one and read and tour, you’ll learn so much more and see things you might miss. We were able to do our own tour and it was just fascinating.

    There’s several interesting points outside too both in the grounds and across the road.

    The lighthouse is under scaffolding and the other Elijah’s cave (now a significant synagogue) is under renovation.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Dalibor Kovac
    2 contributions
    Great beach! Gigantic amounts of sand, free parking, showers, toiletts, lifeguards, excellent water temperature(early october), big waves keep coming, and theres enough of those artificial shade makers for everyone to find a free place under.
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • PROS
    • Big and vast area
    • Lush verdant greenery
    • Beautiful scenic mountain views
    • Beautiful scenic views of the sea
    • Panoramic hiking trails
    • Many hiking trails of all endurance
    • Many hiking trails of all lengths
    • Many hiking trails of all difficulties
    • Many picnic areas with abundant tables
    • Close to the city
    • Adjacent to the university
    • Nicknamed “Little Switzerland”
    • Several Biblical sites and references
    • Exclusive expensive spa

    CONS
    • Need a car
    • Much car & truck traffic on park roads

    MY EXPERIENCE
    I hiked in “Little Switzerland” with a large group of Israeli religious high school girls: it was not the quiet pleasant experience of my hopes (to say the least). The scenery was nice, though (see my few photos).
    Written 24 March 2022
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  • rudie_11
    Haifa, Israel182 contributions
    Nice promenade next to Bahai gardens. Great view. A must when visiting Haifa. You can combine it with a visit to the other Bahai places on the Carmel mountain. And: take the new cableway from the University to the Lower transport hub!
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • Leah D
    Haifa, Israel10 contributions
    Great views of the Carmel mountain natural ever-green forest, and a good option to experience nature without the need to get out of the city
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • Asaf
    Rishon Lezion, Israel147 contributions
    If you are going to the Baha'i gardens it's the street that lead to there anyway so..you will walking this street..enjoy!
    Written 18 March 2020
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  • VastiOnline
    Mexico City, Mexico120 contributions
    Half the museum is about showing off some war artifacts or pictures, along with their stories.

    The other half, which i enjoyed much more (A++) tells the story about how immigrants where smuggled into Israel until it lead to England supporting the creation of the Israeli state.

    The story on how the first naval ships where acquired is also very interesting.

    After learning the historical facts, you get to walk on a sort of ship graveyard arranged as a museum. The highlights are that you even get to come inside some of the ships, even a submarine!! On the down side, the sun won’t make the visit easy, as this part of the exhibit is outside. So, make sure you bring your bottle of water!!
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Mor M
    Jerusalem, Israel113 contributions
    The concept of multiple religions and nationalities living side by side just fascinated me. I walked through on Saturday and it rather calm and peaceful. Also visited the local bakery there and ate some fresh pitas (open on Saturday morning).
    Written 1 July 2020
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  • Patsy171
    Scunthorpe, UK200 contributions
    Our cruise ship docked here over night so got to see Haifa on the second day. We walked from the port to town and then up the hill to the shrine and gardens then walked back via the shops and restaurants. The port is well organised for cruise ship immigration, passport and immigration cards checked several times before you get through.
    Written 29 December 2019
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  • JanLinksGroningen
    Groningen, The Netherlands1,274 contributions
    Absolute a nice zoo with beautifull animals. And the panoramicvieuw from the zoo is amazing. When you visit Haifa, also visit this zoo.
    Written 21 February 2020
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  • stanbroch
    Rehovot, Israel172 contributions
    Even though we live in Israel it has been a long time since we visited Ein Hod. So on the way back from Haifa to our home in Rehovot we stopped by to see the artist village. Unfortunately we came at 3:30 and the gallaries were closed.
    Advice to visitors: the galaries are open from 10 am to about 3 pm on week days. But the visit was not a waste. It was a pleasure to spend an hour or two wandering through the village looking at the sculpure and the village.
    Written 23 May 2019
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  • David R
    Haifa, Israel119 contributions
    Several dozens of very nice sculptures are presented in a natural setting, supplemented by a nice view of Haifa bay.
    Written 30 August 2018
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