Photo courtesy of Naomi Ben Shahar
Haifa, The Queen City of the CarmelHaifa is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country. Haifa is a mixed city: 90% are Jews, more than a quarter of whom are immigrants from the former Soviet Union, while 10% are Arabs, predominantly of the Christian religion.The city is built on the slopes of Mount Carmel.
Start your day in Haifa Bay along the beach. Than take the electric cable all the way to the top of Carmel Mountain to see the overview of the city. Notice the ships entering the port, as Haifa is the largest and most active port of Israel.
Afterwards pay a visit to the Carmelite Monastery where you can see the Carmelite nuns and Sisters.
In the afternoon visit the Bahai Temple and Gardens. This is the World Center for the Bahai people and considered a UNESCO World Heritage site.
You can also visit the National museum of Science, or the Technion, Israel institute of Technology, which is considered one of the leading tech schools in the World.
Evening time, start heading downtown to the Lower part of the city, and enjoy one of many great seafood and fish restaurants the city has to offer.