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Review of Elijah's Cave

Elijah's Cave
Ranked #35 of 90 things to do in Haifa
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Owner description: According to tradition, the prophet Elijah lived in this cave on Mt. Carmel in the 9th century and hid there when fleeing the wrath of King Ahab and his wife, Jezebel.
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Me'arat Eliahu "Elijah's Cave" is located close to the lower end of the Haifa Cable Car, at the foot of Mt. Carmel. It is here the Prophet Elijah is believed to have lived and meditated before his showdown with the pagan prophets of Ba'al. He also sought refuge here in his flight from Ahab and Jezebel. The site is revered by Jews, Christians, Druze and Muslims. Head coverings are a must. IIRC, they're available at the entrance if you haven't brought your own. The address in 20 Allenby Road. There are bus stops nearby.

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Reviewed 26 August 2012

I had particularly wanted to visit the place where Carmel was established by tradition. The story of holy men living in the hills who eventually established an order of monks is a beautiful lesson. The cave of Elijah fairly crackles with other worldliness and persuades one to contemplate the meaning of existence. It is a holy site to Christians, Jews, Druze and Moslems. It took me quite awhile to find it and even the Carmelite shrine is easily missed when you are trekking on your own. I have some personal history with the Carmelites and was surprised to find myself at Stella Maris quite by accident. I had a personal religious experience when I walked into the Carmelite church that I shall never forget. This only enhanced the experience of visiting the cave. Elijah is said to have inhabited it nearly 3000 years ago. I am not sure how old the cave is but archeologists would be most interested.

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Reviewed 4 August 2012

boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring boring

Thank Gadi W
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

the statu of Elia the profit combating the pagans prists, from this point you could see the jisrael vally

Thank Yehuda L
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Well it's a small cave, from which the tradition said Elijah's visited and maybe started his journey to sky.

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