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The City, Safed, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room, location, host just perfect. Best experience. Family trip northern Israel Full 5 star boutique hotel

Thank _chrappaport
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Safed, or Tzfat as it's called in Hebrew, is a jewel of a town located high in the hills of Israel's Galilee region. The old city of Tzfat, with its unique art galleries, historic synagogues, and traditional Middle Eastern architecture is a must-see in any...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Safed is a very old city with lots of jewish history, the birthplace of Kabala (Jewish mystical trend) location of great Rabbies. However, the city was devastated by earthquakes several times during the last 200 years and the present is quite dull and poor. A...More

Thank Avi P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to walk the old city, up and down the stairs. You can feel the sense of the history in the old buildings.

Thank Abraham K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Safed is a must for tourists who like to wander down the Artists Quarter and the suk and explore ancient Synagogues. This place has history wirtten all over it. The climate hot - yet dry is conducive to exploring especially in the shade. BUT beware...More

Thank sophenberg
Reviewed 13 July 2018

top top place in israel so nice so beautiful so much fun has everything u need in one place. go try it out

Thank m3221917
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

An excellent place of biblical history and miracles. A must for any visitor who looks for our spiritual roots

2  Thank Luis Fernando G
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Explore the old city -s winding cobblestone streets, stairs, alleys and buildings that house ancient structures synagogues, restaurants, and lots of art galleries with Judaica and modern art in every medium. picturesque, spellbinding, amazing

1  Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

On a recommendation, we made Safed our base for exploring the Galilee region. It was a mistake. The town is located on a hill, and although that makes for gorgeous views, driving up two evenings in a row was seriously dangerous, especially the evening when...More

1  Thank Zin C
Reviewed 1 July 2018

from Mt. Meron (Jarmaq) to zive valley . nice tour for hiker how want to enjoy the ecotourism and history . the hike start from +986 m above the sea leave to the Mediterranean sea

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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
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
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