Haifa is one of Israel’s few “mixed” cities in which different religions and ethnicities live together in harmony.
We will start on Mount Carmel at the Baha’i Gardens. The gardens which overlook the entire city, not only provide a spectacular view of Haifa, but also serve as an outdoor oasis with colorful trees and flowers everywhere. Next to the garden is the Shrine of the Bab. The shrine serves as the resting place for the Bab; the man considered to be the forerunner of the Baha’i faith. Also close by is the Universal House of Justice, the governing body for Baha’i’s worldwide.
At the National Maritime Museum in Haifa, you will have the chance to sail through 5000 years of maritime history. The Museum focuses specially on the history of the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Nile River. See maps, ship models and real artifacts abandoned at sea. The main exhibit, organized in chronological order, explores subjects such as: maritime art, maritime archaeology, maritime mythology, fish and other sea creatures, ancient anchors and cartography. Here, you will have the opportunity to view one of Israel’s largest archaeological collections. On display are coins, pottery, instruments, tools, prints, drawings and building materials.