University is situated on one of the Carmel peaks, 480m. above
sea level. It is outstanding for its modern planning and three
graduated buildings. For spectacular views of Haifa and the
Bay area, visit the lookout point in the Eshkol Tower, the University's
main building. The University also houses an art gallery with
works displayed by artists, victims of the holocaust. A tour
of the site includes the Visitors Center where a film is shown
and a call at the Reuben and Edith Hecht Archaeological Museum.
The entrance and guiding at the Museum - free.
- Address: Abba Hushi Road, Mount Carmel, Haifa. Coordinate
your visit in advance with the Visitors Center at 04-8240097
Sundays -- Thursdays 08:00 - 15:00 Buses: 24, 36, 37, 191, 192.
TECHNION ISRAEL'S TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
The Technion is located in the Neve Sha'anan neighborhood. This
institution for higher technological studies is famous worldwide
for its scientific achievements. The Coler Visitors Center screens
a film on the Technion's history. Address: Technion City, Neve
Sha'anan, Haifa. The Coler Center is open: Sundays - Thursdays
08:00-14:00. Fridays: 08:00-12:00. Closed on Saturdays. Tel:
04-8320664/8 .Free entrance. Buses: 17, 19.
village integrated in the city of Haifa, populated by Moslem
inhabitants belonging to the Ahmedi sect. Opposed to all forms
of coercion aggression or violence, they believe that Islam
should be spread by information and by persuasion. The Mahmoud
Mosque is situated in the village center. Buses: 34 - from the
ZOO AND THE BOTANICAL GARDENS
Zoo and the Botanical Gardens are situated in Gan-Ha'em in the
Carmel Center. The Zoo has a variety of animal species and some
lovely secluded spots. Also visit the Botanical Gardens and
the Nature Museum, where you can view stuffed animals and a
rare collection of live snakes Address: Gan Ha'em, Carmel Center,
Haifa. Open during: July - August - Sundays - Thursdays 08:00
- 18:00; the rest of the year: 08:00 - 16:00; Fridays 08:00
Saturdays 09:00 - 16:00. Phone: 04-8372886, 372390
Buses: 21, 22, 23, 28, 37 or the Carmelit.
"Mother's Park" is situated in the Carmel Center and
offers a promenade, lovely lawns, a children play area and cafes.
During the summer open air concerts and performances are held
in the park. The Zoo, the Zoological Institute and the Schtekelis
Museum of Prehistory are also to be found in the Gardens.
beautiful setting for 22 bronze statues donated to the city
by the scupltress Ursula Malbin. The garden perfectly combines
art and nature and overlooks the Bay area and the Galilee landscape.
Address: Zionut Avenue, Haifa. The garden is open during daylight
hours and entrance is free. Buses: 22, 23, 25, 26.
This beautiful golden-domed Shrine is located on Mt. Carmel,
the site of the Adminsistraative and Spiritual Center of the
Baha'i Shrine. The remains of Said Ali Muhammad, one of the
two founders of the Bahai religion are buried inside the Shrine.
The spectacular Bahai Gardens, planted in 1909 and nurtured
ever since surround the Shrine, by comparison, the interior
of the Shrine has been done with utmost simplicity. Address;
Zionut Avenue. Haifa. The Bahai Shrine Open: Sunday - Friday
and Saturday 09:00-12:00. The Bahai Shrine Gardens open: Sunday
- Friday and Saturday 09:00-17:00. Phone: 04-8358358. Buses:22,
A number of period styled houses still survive from the time
German Templars settled in Haifa. Dating from 1868,
many of the houses are located on Ben Gurion Avenue and
in the immediate vicinity.
The lovely houses and courtyards tell us of the Templars lifestyle.
Many restaurants now exist in the area.
STELLA MARIS CHURCH AND MONASTERY
impressive Church of the Carmelite Order, it serves as a pilgrimage
center. The Church also houses a collection
of antiquities. Elijah the Prophet's cave is located nearby.
The monastery served as a hospital for Napoleon's soldiers and
a monument to French soldiers was erected in front of the Church.
Address. Stella Maris Rd. Open all week: 08:30-13:30 and 15:00-18:00.
Phone: 04-8337758. Entry free. Buses: 25, 26, 27, 30, 31.
focal point of Elijah the Prophet's activity, the cave has since
become a pilgrimage site for believers of the three main religions.
Visitors and pilgrims alike have recorded many inscriptions
on the cave's walls, including Greek names and a Menorah. Address:
230 Allenby St. Haifa. Open: during July & August - Sunday
to Thursday 08:00-18:00. Friday 08;00-12;45.
The rest of the year: Sunday-Thursday 08:00-17:00, Friday 08:00-12:45.
Buses: 3, 5, 43, 44, 45.
the funicular from Stella Maris to the Bat Galim Promenade and
back again for a spectacular
view of the Carmel and the sea. Address: Stella Maris or Bat
Galim Funicular Stations, Haifa. Open: during the summer months
-- Sunday to Thursday & Saturday 09:00-23:00, Friday 09:00-14:00.
Closed on Fridays in winter. Telephone: 04-8335970. Buses to
Bat Galim Station: 3a 41,42, to the Stella Maris Station: 25,
26, 27, 30, 31.
Garden for the remembrance of Haifa's citizens who fell in the
line of duty in the Israel Defence Forces. It is located opposite
the Haifa City Hall. Address: Hassan Shukri Street, Haifa. Buses:
15, 16, 19, 21, 37 or the Carmelit.
Usfiya and Daliat-el-Carmel Druze villages are located on the
Carmel summit. In the center of Daliat-el-Carmel you can find
a colorful market, open daily except Fridays. Buses: 192, at
13:00, 14:05, 15:15, hours. For organised tours, please contact
Carmelite monastery situated on the site where according to
tradition, Elijah the Prophet fought and defeated the prophets
of Baal. Located just past the Druze Villages. Bus 192 to Daliat-el-Carmel
village and from there by service taxi.
OREN - HORSERIDING CENTER
horse ranch offering riding lessons for beginners or outrides
on different routes on mount Carmel for the more experienced
rider, Situated near Kibbutz Beit Oren junction, there is a
restaurant at the site. Tractor rides and Jeeps tour
can also be arranged. Tel.04-8307242