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Haifa Museums and Attractions


There are many intersting place to visit in Haifa. Following is a list of places I would recommend to a tourist who has time for only a short visit to Haifa:

Baha'i Shrine and Gardens
The Baha’I shrine is one of the greatest landmarks of Haifa. It is located at the heart of the Carmel Mountain and its gardens stretch all the way from the foot of the mountain (60 meters) to the Carmel mountain top (400 meters). The gardens have 18 terraces with the shrine at its core to perfectly demonstrate the Bahaian belief in the importance of aesthetics.

Free guided tours of the terraced gardens are offered every day except Wednesday. Make sure to book a tour at Telephone no. 04-8313131.

Opening Hours: The gardens are open from 9am to 5pm daily except on Bahá'í holy days.
How to get there: Buses #22, 23, 25, 26, 115
More information about the Bahaian shrine: http://www.tour-haifa.co.il/Eng/BahaiShrine/index.phtml  

: The gardens are open from 9am to 5pm daily except on Bahá'í holy days. : Buses #22, 23, 25, 26, 115 about the Bahaian shrine:   

Bahai Shrine

The German colony
Right after visiting the bahai shrine, I would recommend a vsit to the German colony – it is a colony built by the German Templers according to the unique architectural line of the Templers.

For those of you who understand Hebrew - once in a while the Haifa tourist board sets up guided tours with actors, find out before you go at: 04-8535605/6.

More about the German colony: http://www.tour-haifa.co.il/Eng/germancolony/index.phtml

Stella Maris

Stella Maris is a church of the Carmelite order, and a catholic pilgrim site.
Entrance is free of charge, and

on every last Thursday of the month you are invited to the monthly “Sounds of Stella Maris” concert with Haifa's Symphony Orchestra.
For additional details and ordering tickets in advance, please contact the Haifa Tourist Board, Tel: 04-8535605/6, 1-800-30-50-90. The number of seats is limited..

Address: Stella Maris Road.
Tel: 04-8337748.
Opening Hours: Seven days a week, from 8:30am to 1:30pm and from 3-6pm.
How to get there: Buses #25, 26, 277, 30, 31.

Israel National Museum of science
Established in 1984, the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology and Space is housed in two historic landmark buildings in mid-town Haifa. Visitors may participate in exciting hands-on scientific demonstrations and laboratory experiments at the Museum’s Center for Education in Science & Technology.

An extensive Historic Collection of scientific instruments and equipment has led the Israeli Government to designate the Museum, the country’s National Archive for Scientific Instruments.

Address: 25 Shmeryahu Levin St. / 12 Balfour St., Hadar HaCarmel, Haifa.
Vehicle entrance: 25 Shmaryahu Levine St.
Additional access to pedestrians: 12 Balfour St.
Free parking available in the Museum parking lot on Saturdays only.
Telephone: 972-4-862-8111.
Buses:  - Lines from Haifa's Egged Bat Galim Station: 21, 28, 37, to the Beit HaKranot stop. 
               -  Lines from the Egged Merkazit HaMifratz bus station in Haifa: 111 or 112, the Hechalutz St. stop in Hadar HaCarmel.
Carmelit: To HaNevi’im Station

Opening Hours:
• Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday- 10:00am to 4:00pm
• Tuesday - 10:00am to 7:30pm
• Friday - 10:00am to 2:00pm
• Saturday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Special extended hours during holidays and school vacations.

Museum Admission Prices:
• Adult - 35 NIS
• University Student - 25 NIS
• Soldier/Student (School) - 20 NIS
• Family - 95 NIS
• Senior Citizen - 17.5 NIS

Cinematrix 4-D Theatre (only for persons above age six)
• An additional 20 NIS per person
• Soldiers - 12 NIS
The Museum website: http://www.mustsee.org.il/