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The Old City of Safed

The City, Safed, Israel
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Sacred Jewish Sites Tour from Jerusalem: Tiberias, Safed and Mount Meron
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“art galleries” (28 reviews)
“old city” (88 reviews)
“narrow streets” (10 reviews)
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The City, Safed, Israel
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"art galleries"
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"old city"
in 88 reviews
"narrow streets"
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"holy cities"
in 8 reviews
"mountain top"
in 4 reviews
"upper galilee"
in 7 reviews
"jewish town"
in 4 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 4 reviews
"sea of galilee"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
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"street food"
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"walking shoes"
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"mystical place"
in 3 reviews
"amazing town"
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"on foot"
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"the main street"
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Reviewed today

Safed, or more accurately in the Hebrew Tz'fat, is a city whose heart is ancient and whose winding streets can confuse the first time visitor but undoubtedly each visitor finds something special to bring home. We have visited Tz'fat several times over the years. We...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We preferred Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, but if you're heading up north, Safed is worth a brief visit. It is religious and consdiered an artistic community, but it's a bit touristy.

Thank NYCGal2010
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was there 2 times in my life and I want to come again. Almost every house has blue doors, a lot of steps in the town - nice shops and a lot of orthodox people live there

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Reviewed 6 days ago

As a tour guide, and someone who tours all over Israel, Tsfat is one of those places that should not be missed. This ancient city seems to have been lost in time. The narrow stone streets give way to stores that are filled with art,...More

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This city has a great artist's area where you can find much Judaica. There is a well known candle factory and may paper-cut and micro calligraphy artist shops.

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this town with its spiritual history and art. Will return again soon although it's a trek up North. Highly recommended.

Thank sollycohen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tzfat is a magnificent blend of old and new, Jew and Arab. Perched high on a hill, the views are magnificent.

Thank Roz D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the artists' galleries are interesting, for me, I am more intrigued by the communities there as whole. Expensive and fancy but delicate wineries with no big signs, hiding among the residential houses. Artists galleries took an entire street, one crowded to the other, with...More

Thank Wei1208
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an exciting drive, up and up and up, you reach the old city of Safed. Parking is very limited and challenging. It was a fortified town in Upper Galilee, occupied by the Romans and Crusaders. Today it is occupied largely by Jewish mystics. A...More

Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Tzfat was hands down the highlight of my trip to Israel and given my passion for Kabbalah it compelled to share some insight and thoughts. This is the home of kabbalah and Jewish mysticism and the air is regenerative along with it's impactful history.

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Prof_KP
2 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
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Suzman-Tamar
12 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
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Sharonrose98
13 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
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