7 Sights in Haifa, Israel (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Haifa, Israel. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Haifa, Israel.

1. Tel Shikmona

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Tel Shikmona, or Tell es-Samak, also spelt Sycamine, is an ancient Phoenician tell (mound) situated near the sea coast in the modern city of Haifa, Israel, just south of the Israeli National Institute of Oceanography. It has been called a "forgotten Phoenician site". Nowadays researchers identify Tell es-Smak with Porphyreon (south).

Wikipedia: Tel Shikmona (EN)

2. Centre for the Study of the Texts

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A Baháʼí House of Worship or Baháʼí temple is a place of worship of the Baháʼí Faith. It is also referred to by the name Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, which is Arabic for "Dawning-place of the remembrance of God". Baháʼí Houses of Worship are open to both Baháʼís and non-Baháʼís for prayer and reflection. All Baháʼí Houses of Worship have a round, nine-sided shape and are surrounded by nine pathways leading outwards and nine gardens. Baháʼí literature envisages Houses of Worship surrounded by a number of dependencies dedicated to social, humanitarian, educational, and scientific pursuits, although no Baháʼí House of Worship has yet been built up to that extent. At present, most Baháʼí devotional meetings occur in individuals' homes or local Baháʼí centres rather than in Baháʼí Houses of Worship.

Wikipedia: Baháʼí House of Worship (EN)

3. Gan Binyamin

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Gan Binyamin

Hadar Hacarmel is one of Haifa's oldest neighborhoods and a central residential district in the city. The neighborhood was established as a "garden city" according to the planning of Richard Kaufmann in 1922. The term "Hadar" includes the collection of neighborhoods located on the step between the lower city and the Carmel. In the past, the meaning was more limited, and the Hadar neighborhood was defined by the streets east of the Herzliya neighborhood, whose land was purchased in 1907, and a little east of today's Balfour Street. Subsidiary neighborhoods, which arose on all sides, quickly merged, some of which lost their name and identity, and were included in Hadar HaCarmel, and together they now constitute a district with an area of 2.83 square kilometers, about 4.4% of the jurisdiction of the city of Haifa.

Wikipedia: גן בנימין (HE)

4. Universal House of Justice

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Universal House of Justice

The Universal House of Justice is the nine-member supreme ruling body of the Baháʼí Faith. It was envisioned by Baháʼu'lláh, the founder of the Baháʼí Faith, as an institution that could legislate on issues not already addressed in the Baháʼí writings, providing flexibility for the Baháʼí Faith to adapt to changing conditions. It was first elected in 1963, and subsequently every five years, by delegates consisting of the members of Baháʼí National Spiritual Assemblies throughout the world.

Wikipedia: Universal House of Justice (EN)

5. Bahá'í gardens

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Bahá'í gardens Arash Hashemi / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Baháʼí Terraces, or the Hanging Gardens of Haifa, are garden terraces on Mount Carmel in Haifa, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Israel. Completed in 2001, there are 19 terraces and more than 1,500 steps ascending the mountain. The central terrace has the Shrine of the Báb, one of the main religious figures of the Baháʼí Faith. The architect was Fariborz Sahba from Iran, and the structural engineers were Karban and Co. from Haifa.

Wikipedia: Baháʼí gardens (EN), Website

6. Ahi Dakar

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INS Dakar was a diesel–electric submarine in the Israeli Navy. The vessel, a modified World War II British T-class submarine, had previously been HMS Totem of the Royal Navy. She was purchased by Israel from the Government of the United Kingdom in 1965 as part of a three T-class submarine deal.

Wikipedia: INS Dakar (EN)

7. אנדרטת אחי אילת

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אנדרטת אחי אילת יגאל תומרקין, ישראלי, נולד בגרמניה ב-1933 / CC BY 2.5

The memorial to the fallen soldiers of the destroyer Eilat in Haifa is one of the memorials for the 47 fallen soldiers of INS Eilat (K-40), which was sunk by sea-to-sea missiles in international waters near Port Said on October 21, 1967.

Wikipedia: אנדרטה לזכר חללי המשחתת אילת (HE)


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