Postcard from Israel – Haifa

ISRAEL21c introduces a new series of videos exploring some of the country’s most beautiful and interesting places to visit

Looking down towards Haifa bay. Photo via Shutterstock.

Looking down towards Haifa bay. Photo via Shutterstock.*

It’s got the Baha’i gardens, museums, a breathtaking seashore, the shortest subway in the world, and it’s home to people from three of the world’s major faiths – Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

Haifa, in Israel’s north, is Israel’s third largest city and it’s famous for its open-mindedness and coexistence.

More than that though, it’s a beautiful place to visit, with dozens of cultural centers, old stone buildings, trendy shops and cafes, an energetic high-tech industry, and – having been built on hills – seemingly endless views of the blue Mediterranean.

We sent videographer Elahn Zetlin to Haifa on a winter’s day for this, our first Postcard to you from Israel.

*Photo via Shutterstock.

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About Nicky Blackburn

Editor and Israel Director, Nicky Blackburn has worked extensively as a journalist and editor both in Britain and Israel for a range of national and international publications including The Cambridge Evening News, London News, Travel Weekly, Israel High Tech Investor, and The Times of London. She was the Associate Editor at LINK Israel’s Business and Technology Magazine, and the High-Tech Correspondent for The Jerusalem Post.
  • John McMurtry

    Really enjoyed this mini-trip to Haifa!