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The Old City of Safed

The City, Safed, Israel
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The City, Safed, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old city is the heart of modern Safed. It has narrow streets and alleys filled with everyday shops, artists galleries and stalls. Historic synagogues, restaurants and more. Walking is the main form of transportation and most of it is up or down with the...More

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never been to the old city Fantastic streets and buildings Lots of shops that sell art and special crafts Little side streets with really old synagogues Fantastic place,be prepared to climb steep roads and lots of stairs Few vineyards tucked away for wine tasting with...More

1  Thank 258Rachel258
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Holy city with beautiful vistas. Great art. History. Great walking city. Buy here! 1/2 Price of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.

Thank gdtrfb58
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Tzfat is an enchanting mountain retreat where history and character are woven together with faith and reason into a rich tapestry depicting the best of Israel.

1  Thank tigerdad39
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Be prepared for an assault on all of your senses, the obvious and the not so obvious. This place well and truly puts the hook in ypu and it does not let go.

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the old city many times and always enjoyed it. There are so many art and judaica shops and the street food is De. There are a number of attractions such as old synagogues and historical monuments. Some of the streets are shabby. Parking...More

Thank Ykeren
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Interesting but be prepared for many steps. You can find parking in the back. There is a pedestrian walkway with many shops, and you can explore the quiet areas also.

Thank Regina A
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The artist steet and boutiques are very attractive and 'seductive'. The religious sites seem to attract many visitors from various parts of Israeli. The mix of the majority ultra- orthodox wity the secular provide an interesting contrast.

1  Thank Abraham d
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Safed is one of 4 sacred cities for Jews (Along wigh Jerusalem, Hebron and Tiberias). But the only one where the Jews were presented permanently for some 3000 years at least. A birthplace of Jewish Misticism - Kabbalah. And the Old City of Safed express...More

Thank Dima C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

During the last decade, once a year, before the jewish High Holidays (usually end of August-beginning of September), I go to Tzfat (Safed)- the hilltop town of mysticism and Kabbalah. This little town is considered one of the four holy cities of Israel, along with...More

1  Thank R C
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1 June 2017|
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Response from podrozniczka60 | Reviewed this property |
In few hours you have you can do plenty! The old city is very easy and fascinating to navigate. You will likely visit a few galleries. Olive tree gallery is a good starting point. They gladly offer explanations and guidance... More
11 March 2017|
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Response from abtourisrael |
Hey. The best place to park in the city of Safed, free of charge. Municipal parking lot located near the Saraya building. Their name down on foot toward Jerusalem Street, and the old city with synagogues and galleries. Old... More
12 April 2016|
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Response from LJPerlis | Reviewed this property |
We have been to Safed a number of times, and each time we explore on our own, going into and out of galleries, museums, restaurants, etc. If you are in search of something specific, you can ask for help/guidance in most... More