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Around the Holy Land

The Magic of the Western Galilee

The Western Galilee offers visitors exciting religious sites, spectacular natural attractions, golden beaches, and myriad culinary options based on the local cuisine

The Western Galilee is a fascinating region in what it can offer visitors. All in close proximity to each other, you can find golden beaches, traditional and historical sites belonging to five religions and communities that live in the area (Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze and Baha’i), unique and spectacular natural attractions, and an enormous range of culinary opportunities based on the local cuisine.

 

Rosh Hanikra

A Peaceful Stroll in Haifa

While on your Holy Land pilgrimage, be sure to visit Haifa, home to sites such as Elijah’s Cave, Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and the Bahá’í Gardens

While on your Holy Land pilgrimage, make sure to visit Haifa! The city is known just as much for its spectacular observation points as it is for its rich modern culture and arts scene, science and high-tech centers, hopping nightlife and the world famous Haifa Film Festival as it is for its for its historical sites: Elijah’s Cave, Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and the Bahá’í Gardens, to name but a few.

Ein Karem: Home of John the Baptist and Place of the Visitation

Ein Karem, home of John the Baptist and Place of the Visitation, is situated on the western slopes of Jerusalem

The charming village of Ein Karem, situated on the western slopes of Jerusalem, is a popular destination for both pilgrims and locals alike, with its churches and monasteries, romantic cafes and restaurants, and green hills perfect for hiking.


A Day in Old Jaffa

The Old City of Jaffa, located on the southern edge of Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean coast, was known in ancient times as the gateway to the Land of Israel. With its 3,000 years of history, Old Jaffa is the world’s most ancient port

The Old City of Jaffa, located on the southern edge of Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean coast, was known in ancient times as the gateway to the Land of Israel. With its 3,000 years of history, Old Jaffa is the world’s most ancient port. It is said that the city, called Yafo in Hebrew and Joppa in the New Testament, derives its name from either Japheth, one of Noah’s three sons, or from the Hebrew word “yaffa” meaning beautiful.

The Jerusalem Archaeological Park

In the Jerusalem Archaeological Park, the glass doors of the Davidson Center, near the Western Wall - the last remnant of the Holy Temple - swish open silently to welcome you. When they close behind you, you enter another world. It is the world of Jerusalem’s glorious past, showcased through the prism of advanced visualization technology.

In the Jerusalem Archaeological Park, the glass doors of the Davidson Center, near the Western Wall - the last remnant of the Holy Temple - swish open silently to welcome you. When they close behind you, you enter another world. It is the world of Jerusalem’s glorious past, showcased through the prism of advanced visualization technology.