Haifa is the biggest city in the north of Israel. It had been built on the slopes of mount Karmel.
The entire vicinity includes nearly 600,000 residents.
Haifa is a unique city; combining Jews, Arabs (mostly Christians) and Bahai (their center is a UN world heritage site) citizens.
Haifa is known for being a major harbor town of Israel, one of the most important gates to the country.
The city is also known for the University of Haifa institute, many Hi Tech companies and even more industrial plants.
The town’s history goes back to the days of the Bronze Age. It had been conquered and ruled over by various nations and Army leaders over the span of thousands of years.
Places of Interest:
- The Zoo and the Botanical Gardens
- The Bahai Shrine – a beautiful center of the Bahai religion- a golden-domed Shrine on mount Karmel “Mother’s Park”
- The University of Haifa
- The Technion – the technological Institute of Israel
- Kababir (a Muslim village)
- The impressive Church of the Carmelite Order- Stella Maris (as in the photo)
- The alleged Prophet Elijah’s cave
- The Haifa Funicular : from the Mountain up to the sea below