What to do and see in Safed, Northern District: The Best Places and Tips

Safed (Hebrew: צְפַת‬ Tsfat, Ashkenazi: Tzfas, Biblical: Ṣ'fath; Arabic: صفد‎, Ṣafad) is a city in the Northern District of Israel. Located at an elevation of 900 metres (2,953 ft), Safed is the highest city in the Galilee and in Israel. Due to its high elevation, Safed experiences warm summers and cold, often snowy, winters.

1. The Old City of Safed

The City, Safed, Israel Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 441 reviews

The Old City of Safed

Reviewed By ericcM1745IW - Kadarim, IsraelKadarim, Israel

History, Relgion, Spiritualism

Safed old city, is a beautiful place to visit. As Safed being one the most important religious cities in Israel, you will find there very old synagogues, kabalah centre(s) and lots of graves of famous rabbies in the direct surrounding area. The artist col

2. Abuhav Synagogue

Abuhav Street, Safed 13102, Israel Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Abuhav Synagogue

Reviewed By Treepadvizrrigged - East Kazakhstan Province, KazakhstanEast Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan

Jaw dropping

Words cannot describe the beauty of this amazing and unique synagogue. Just when you're blown away, look upwards at the ceiling... Wow wow wow

Abraham Sade Square, Safed, Israel Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Soul and Art Fine Art Gallery

Reviewed By S7401PHphilipm - Thornhill, CanadaThornhill, Canada

Nicky Imber documentary

Was shown a documentary of the amazing life of the artist Nicky Imber here. My 13 year old son, an aspiring artist himself, found that experience to be one of the most inspiring activities during our trip to Israel.I bought some art here as well. I only d

4. Bat Ya'ar Ranch

Amuka, Safed 13802, Israel Sights & Landmarks, Ranches
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Bat Ya'ar Ranch

The BBQ restaurant for the cowboyz of Biriya forest. The restaurant's windows overlook the Hula Valley and the Hermon, and the table serves a t-bon steak, sirloin or hamburger, the Vegetarians will settle for quiches. Because of the location of the ranch in nature, we would like you to inform us in advance of special needs.

Reviewed By samtk29 - Beit Shemesh, IsraelBeit Shemesh, Israel

Stunning scenes, nice ride, ok staff

The area is magnificent! {There's a amazing single trail for fellow MTB'ers} the ride was enjoyable with a few unexpected bonuses of short galloping. Alex the manager was very polite and easy to work with also beforehand (configuring times and money) and

5. The Ashkenazi HaAri Synagogue

Israel Najara Street, Safed 1320932, Israel Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

The Ashkenazi HaAri Synagogue

Reviewed By Hannah T - Epsom, United KingdomEpsom, United Kingdom

Historic synagogue

This synagogue sits on the site where Kabbalah originated. It was a very rainy day so we were happy that the synagogue was open when we arrived. The synagogue is small but pretty, with old books and paintings, but I wouldn't have known the religious signi

Rehov Arlozorov 107 | Old City Artist Colony, Safed 1322480, Israel Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
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Olive Tree Fine Art Gallery

The Olive Tree Art Gallery is a centrally located gallery displaying 85 of the best artists in Safed and all of Israel. Amongst the artists, one is able to experience a wide range of creative expression from many unique and original styles with themes from the Torah, the Kabbalah, and an interesting blend of worldly influences merging with Jewish symbolism. Our unique collection is composed of spirituality, humor, and modern Judaica, including special two and three dimensional artworks, paintings, sculptures, decoupage, souvenirs, pottery, jewelry and much more. All of the artists displayed are one-of-a-kind creations exuding lively, colorful and joyous energy that will illuminate every home with love. The gallery is located between the Jewish Quarter and the old (previously the)Arab Quarter in the center of the Old City of Safed, Kikar Sade. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Israel. The Olive Tree Gallery

Reviewed By HowardP568 - Charleston, South CarolinaCharleston, South Carolina

QUALITY JUDIACA

This one of several larger galleries with a large mix of local and international artists. Very pleasant to visit whether eye shopping or buying. The staff was very friendly, informative but not pushy. Shipping is available. Highly recommend, Hope this hel

7. The Abouhav Winery

1 Abouhav st., Safed, Israel Food & Drink, Wineries & Vineyards
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The Abouhav Winery

Reviewed By Buc_Haish - IsraelIsrael

Interesting and different and cozy experience

It's down in a corner of the pedestrian Old City/Artists' Quarter. It's a renovated facility. It has a 600 year old cave for storing wine. Only one of us tried a sample. There was a musical trio of Biblical string instruments- playing on the small balcony

8. The Tzfat Kabbalah Experience

28 Elkabetz St, Safed, Israel Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

The Tzfat Kabbalah Experience

Reviewed By Marf13669 - Ogdensburg, New YorkOgdensburg, New York

Using biology and psychology to explain God

The Kabbalah Center is Safed (Tzfat) promotes the study of Jewish mysticism (Kaballah) through relationship of biological and psychological anatomy in the five books of Moses (Torah) to explain and answer such questions as "who am I?" "Who is God?" "What

9. Yosef Caro Synagogue

Old city Safed, Safed, Israel Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Yosef Caro Synagogue

Reviewed By dlelonek - East Meadow, New YorkEast Meadow, New York

Beautiful Old Synagogue

This is a famous old synagogue. If you have seen any pictures of old shuls in Israel, especially in the north, you have probably seen some pictures taken here. It is still a very active synagogue, so please respect the sanctify of the place and don't take

10. The Sephardic Synagogue of the Ari

Ha'Ari Street, Safed, Israel Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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The Sephardic Synagogue of the Ari

Reviewed By Marf13669 - Ogdensburg, New YorkOgdensburg, New York

Center for Kaballah

Safed, located in the Northern Galilee, is considered a holy city to both Ashkenazi and Sefardic Jews. The Ari Synagogue as well as others was built in the early 16th century and is small but quite beautiful inside. Safed is also the home to and a center

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