(Places of Interest in Haifa)
BAHA'I SHRINE & GARDENS:
The Shrine of the Bab. The Bab (Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad), Forerunner of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the
aha'i religion, is buried in the golden-domed mausoleum. Modest dress required.
Open throughout the week 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Gardens open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tel. 8358358, Admission free.
(Bus No. 22, 23, 25, 26). Ha-Ziyonut Ave
Two terminals: 1) Stella Maris on Mt. Carmel crest; 2) Bat Galim on the seashore. While riding the cablecar
ne receives explanations about the magnificent landscape and points of interest in the area.
The cablecar operates Sunday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tel. 8335970.
(Bus No. 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 41, 42).
CARMELITE CHURCH & MONASTERY :
A pilgrimage site associated with the Prophet Elijah. Contains an impressive church and a small antiquities
ollection. The monastery served as a hospital for Napoleon's troops during his unsuccessful siege of Acre in
1799. There is a monument to their memory.
Open throughout the week: 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Tel. 8337758. Admission free.
(Bus No. 25, 26, 27, 30, 31). Stella Maris Rd.
ELIJAH'S CAVE :
The cave is holy to the Jews, Christians, Moslems and Druze, and was the center of the Prophet's activities.
his is the place where the Holy Family is said to have stayed on their return from Egypt.
Open: Sunday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday until 12.30. Tel. 8527430. Admission free.
(Bus No. 3, 5, 43, 44, 45). Corner of Ha-Hagannah Ave. and Allenby Rd.
GAN HA-EM (MOTHER'S PARK)
Children Playground. Open air concerts during the summer. The Zoo, including the Zoological Institute and
he M. Stekelis Museum of prehistory, are located within the park. Admission free.
(Bus No. 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 37, Carmelit). Hanassi Ave., Central Carmel.
GAN HA-ZIKARON (MEMORIAL PARK) :
Opposite the City Hall in Hadar Ha-Carmel. Overlooking the bay. The Park is dedicated to Haifa's hero
oldiers fallen in the wars. Admission free.
(Bus No. 15, 16, 19, 21, 37, Carmelit)
GAN HA-PESALIM (SCULPTURE GARDEN) :
Twenty two bronze sculptures by Ursula Malbin are set in a garden overlooking Haifa bay. Admission free.
Bus NO. 22, 23, 25, 26). 135 Ha-Ziyyonut Ave.
A village bordering on Kabbirim St. on Mt. Carmel. The village is populated by Moslems of the Ahmadiya sect.
Bus No. 34, from Central Carmel).
TECHNION, ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY :
First and most famous among Israel's institutions of higher education. At the "Coler Visitors Center", displays
nd a video film tell the story of the Technion and its achievements from inception until today.
Open Sunday - Thursday 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays closed. Tel. 8320664/8. Admission free.
(Bus No. 17, 19). Located at Neve Sha'anan Neighbourhood.
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA :
Situated on the crest of Mt. Carmel, on the road to the Druze village. Well-known for its striking modern
rchitecture and panoramic views.
For guided tours please call tel. 8240097. Admission free.
(Bus No. 24, 36, 37, 93, 191, 192).
ZOO, ZOOLOGICAL & BOTANICAL GARDENS :
A children's favorite.
Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
riday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; July and August the zoo is open until 6 p.m. Tel. 8372886, 8372390.
(Bus No. 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 37, Carmelit). Located in Gan Ha-Em, Hanassi Ave., Central Carmel.
CLANDESTINE IMMIGRATION & NAVAL MUSEUM :
The ship "Af-'Al-Pi", which ran the British blockade during the Mandatory period, is on display. The museum
s devoted to the Clandestine Immigration and to the history of the Israeli navy.
Open: (Sunday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday until 1 p.m. Tel. 8536249.
(Bus No. 3, 5, 43, 44, 45). 204, Allenby Rd.
DAGON GRAIN SILO & ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM :
Grain storage and handling in ancient Israel and the Near East, including a display of working tools.
Guided tours are held Sunday - Friday at 10.30 a.m., or by appointment. Tel. 8664221. Admission free.
(Bus No. 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22). Palmer Sq. near the port.
THE NEW HAIFA MUSEUM :
The Museum of Art, founded in 1951, exhibits works from all over the world, ranging in date from the
id-18th century to the present. It prides itself on its collection of 20thcentury graphics and contemporary
Israeli paintings, sculptures, grafts and photography.
Open Sunday - Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tel. 8523255
(Bus No. 10, 12, 21, 28, 41, Carmelit). 26, Shabetay Levy St., Haifa.
ISRAEL OIL INDUSTRY MUSEUM :
"Shemen" Edible Oil Factory in Haifa Bay.
Open: Sunday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Tel. 8654333. (Bus No. 2). 2 Tuvim St.
MANE KATZ MUSEUM :
The late world-renowned Jewish artist bequeathed his home, paintings and other artworks to the city.
Open: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 1
p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tel. 8383482.
(Bus No. 21, 22, 23, 27, 30, 31, Carmelit). Admission free. (except special exhibitions). 89, Yefe Nof. St.
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM :
The National Maritime Museum, occupying a modern four-story building located near the entrance to Haifa
outh, this museum, founded by Arie Ben Eli, chronicles over 5,000 years of maritime history, with emphasis
on the Eastern Mediterranean, cradle of shipping in the Western World.
Open: Sunday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tel. 8536622.
(Bus No. 3, 5, 43, 44, 45). 198, Allenby Rd.
PREHISTORY MUSEUM & ZOO :
The Museum, adjacent to the Zoo of Haifa, includes archaeological finds from the Carmel and northern Israel,
nd dioramas illustrating the life of Prehistoric Man in this region.
Open: Sunday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday & holiday eves 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday & holidays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tel. 8371833. In July & August the Zoo and the museum are open until 6 p.m.
(Bus No. 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 37, Carmelit). Located on Hanassi Ave. next to Gan Ha-Em.
RAILWAY MUSEUM :
Collection of train memorabilia and restored locomotives and coaches. Open: Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday
a.m. to 12 noon. Tel. 8564293.
(Bus No. 17, 41, 42). Located in the old Haifa-East Railway Station on Hativat Golani Road, near Kikkar
REUBEN & EDITH HECHT MUSEUM :
Contains thousands of unique archaeological items illustrating the theme "The People of Israel in the Land of
Israel". Art Wing: impressionism and Jewish School of Paris.
Open: Sunday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Tuesday open until 7 p.m. Tel. 8257773. Admission free.
(Bus No. 24, 36, 37, 93). Located at the Main Building of the University of Haifa.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCIENCE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY :
Science activity center, illustrating basic scientific principles and technological advances in Israeli industry.
Open: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to
1 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July & August open also on Sunday. Tel. 8628111.
(Bus No. 12, 21, 24, 28, 37). Located In the old Technion Building in Hadar. Abba Khushi Ave.
ARTIST'S HOUSE :
Exhibitions of contemporary Israeli artists.
Sunday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tel. 8522355. Admission free.
(Bus No. 10, 12, 22). 24, Ha-Ziyonut Ave.
BEIT HAGEFEN - ARAB-JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER :
Gallery open: Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday
0 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tel. 8525251/2. Admission free.
(Bus No. 10, 12, 22, 41, 42). 2, Hagefen St.
THE TIKOTIN MUSEUM OF JAPANESE ART :
The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art devoted to the art of Japan, it adheres to the Japanese tradition
displaying beautiful objects in harmony with the season; exhibits therefore change frequently.
In these galleries, shoji - sliding doors and partitions made of wood and paper - soften the harsh sunlight.
Open: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel. 8383554.
(Bus No. 21, 22, 23, 27, 30, 31, Carmelit). Hanassi Ave., Central Carmel.
BAT GALIM PROMENADE :
Along the waterfront. Equipped with areas for fishing and relaxing under palm trees, restaurants & outdoor
(Bus No. 3a, 40, 41, 42).
Miles of golden beaches, sandy and inviting. Excellent facilities. Restaurants & outdoor cafe's.
Bus No. 41, 42, 43, 44a, 45, in the Summer also Bus No. Ila, 24a; 26a, 30a, 33a).
NORDAU PEDESTRIAN MALL :
In the heart of Hadar Ha-Carmel, restaurants and outdoor cafes.
Bus No. 19, 21, 24, 28, 37).
LOUIS PROMENADE :
Spectacular views of the city, the bay. Akko, Rosh Ha-Niqra and Galilee mountains.
A tourist "must", day and night.
(Bus No. 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 37, Carmelit). All along Yefe Nof St.