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The National Maritime Museum Haifa
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The National Maritime Museum Haifa

The National Maritime Museum Haifa

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The National Maritime Museum – was established in 1953, from the private collection of the late Aryeh Ben-Eli, who was the founder and first director of the museum. In 1972, the building was inaugurated at 198 Allenby Street, where it is still today.
The museum presents spectacular exhibitions of ships from different periods, the pirate exhibition presented in the museum as part of the permanent exhibition is an experiential exhibition and the only one of its kind in Israel. In addition, the museum displays rare finds that survived from ancient times, underwater archaeology, Greco-Roman coins, maritime mythology and more. The museum is located at the southern entrance to Haifa and attracts thousands of visitors a year.

The exhibition invites visitors to a space full of love for the sea and connects them directly with the museum’s new story. It features a display of bottled ships and models of ships from around the world created by sailors as part of the unique leisure culture that has evolved aboard ships sailing in the distance.

Address: Derech Allenby 198, Haifa
Image by: Zvi Roger

Step routes in Haifa

Step routes in Haifa

THE GERMAN COLONY The itinerary begins at the Gedera Steps to Hahashmonaim Street. From here take a left turn to the Gamla Steps and walk about 350m. along Golomb Street to the Koresh Steps. On Arlosorov Street turn left to Buniak Steps and to Hillel Street and again to the left to Zionut Avenue and towards the Bahai site. On the right side of the Bahai Temple, descend from Shifra Street via the Shifra Steps to Abbas Street, turn left to Hacramim descent and then on Hagefen Street towards the German Colony. The views on this walk are very special and descending the scenic steps contributes to the charm. The Bahai sites, the Nazareth Nuns' School building near the Shifra Steps and the German Colony itself complete an interesting tour. Return to the Carmel Center by bus no. 22, which does NOT run on Saturdays. WADI NISNAS The Step route descends to Abbas Street as in itinerary a. On Abbas Street, turn right to Zionut Avenue, continuing along Shabtai Levy Street to the Haifa Museum. From there descend to Wadi Nisnas via the Dor Steps and walk along Hawadi Street and the Market Mall on St. John's Street. This walk, in the part below the Haifa Museum and along the Wadi Nisnas axis is characterised by the aroma of oriental foods and spices. Further down, on Ha'azmaut Street close to the port, thepavement offers multiple bargain stalls proposing. a wide open sky market. Return to the Hadar with bus no. 10 or 12 or to the Carmel Center with bus no. 22 or 37. PARIS SQUARE As in itineraries a and B, descend via the steps to Hahashmonaim Street. Turn right to Wingate Street and via Montefiori descend to the Spinoza Steps. After crossing Hess and Bar Giora Streets you will reach Arlosorov Street where you turn left, continue about 300m. and continue descending via the Shmuel Steps to Ben Yehuda Street again, turn left, continue about 100m. and descend to Hanevi'im Street via the Tzfat Steps. Hanevi'im Street is one of Hadar's busiest thoroughfares and here you will find shops, cinemas, kiosks and restaurants. Walk to Shivat Zion Street and continue along Hatib Lane to Paris Square and downtown Haifa. Return to the hadar with bus no.10, 12 or to Carmel Center with bus no.22, 37. EL PASHA Descend to Arlosorov Street as in itinerary C. Continue to the right about 200m. and then left to Chaim Steps. From here the route crosses the classical residential area of Hadar, where houses date from the 1920s and 1930s. Continue to Yosef Street where you turn left and reach the Usha Steps after about 150m. This leads to Pevzner Street, again turn left, go on about 100m. and descend via Hillel Yafe Steps to humming Herzl Street. We cross the Nordau Pedestrian Mall which offers many restaurants, street cafes and shops. Cross Herzl Street and descend to Hehalutz Street where we turn left for about 150m. and then right to Shapira Street. Continue your descent down Ma'ale Hashihrur Street until reaching the Ajlun Steps. Here descend to the House of Mustafa EL-Halil Pasha in the old town. Tour the area and then return to the Hadar and to the Carmel Center as in itinerary B.

The renovated lower city of Haifa

The renovated lower city of Haifa

The renovated lower city of Haifa is experiencing a bloom like the one the city never knew. Following the transformation of the neglected and crumbling Port Street into an activity of colleges and academic activities - the "Port Campus" and the renovation of the Turkish market complex that became a tourist gem, turning shops and enclosed spaces into a district of designers, artists and craftsmen, in the heart of the lower city that is changing its face and becoming a vibrant and colorful center of creation, culture, entertainment and commerce allows you to experience the young and lively rhythm of the city's nightlife. The ideal location is within walking distance of the German Colony, the "Center of the Eight" train station, the subway and a large number of bus lines that allow quick access to the city's sites, museums and beaches.

Exploring Haifa’s Dan Carmel Hotel

Exploring Haifa’s Dan Carmel Hotel

From its captivating views of the Mediterranean Sea to its luxurious amenities, Dan Carmel Hotel in Haifa, Israel offers a unique and memorable experience. This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of downtown Haifa, making it an ideal destination for business travelers as well as families wanting to explore the city. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this hotel so special. Accommodations at Dan Carmel Hotel The Dan Carmel Hotel boasts 176 rooms that are designed with comfort and convenience in mind. All of the rooms feature modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-fridges and climate control. The hotel also offers larger two-bedroom suites with separate living areas and private balconies that overlook the Mediterranean Sea. Dining Options at the Dan Carmel Hotel The hotel’s restaurant serves up a variety of delicious local Mediterranean dishes from breakfast through dinner. Guests can also order room service or enjoy drinks and light snacks at one of the two bars onsite. There is also an outdoor terrace where guests can relax with a drink while taking in spectacular views of the city and sea below. Activities & Amenities at Dan Carmel Hotel In addition to all of these conveniences, guests will have access to a range of activities and amenities while staying at the Dan Carmel Hotel. The hotel has an outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs where guests can soak up some sun or enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool waters after a long day exploring Haifa. There is also an onsite fitness center if you want to stay active while on vacation. Plus, guests will get access to free parking during their stay at no extra charge! Whether you’re looking for business accommodations or leisurely family getaways, you won’t be disappointed by your stay at Dan Carmel Hotel in Haifa, Israel! With modern accommodations and amenities plus breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea from private balconies, this 4-star hotel provides everything you need for an unforgettable experience in one of Israel’s most vibrant cities. Book your stay today!

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