Top Choice Gardens in Haifa

Baha’i Gardens

The best way to see these world famous gardens is to take a free, 45-minute Upper Terrace Tour from the top of the gardens. Except on Wednesday, an English-language tour starts at noon, with additional tours in Hebr…
Top Choice Museum in Haifa

Hecht Museum

One of Israel's most engaging museums, the Hecht's standout highlight is the extraordinary Ma'agan Mikhael Shipwreck, the remarkably well-preserved remains of a 13.5m-long merchant ship from 400 BCE – that's four ce…
Top Choice Museum in Haifa

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

Founded by Felix Tikotin in 1957, this museum – unique in the Middle East – puts on superb exhibits of Japanese art.
Top Choice Museum in Haifa

Clandestine Immigration & Naval Museum

A lot more evocative and dramatic than you might expect, this museum showcases the Zionist Movement’s determined efforts to infiltrate Jewish refugees from Europe into British-blockaded Palestine from 1934 to 1948. …
Top Choice Church in Haifa

Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery

The Carmelite Order was established in the late 12th century when Crusader-era pilgrims, inspired by the prophet Elijah, opted for a hermitic life on the slopes of Mt Carmel. Today, the order lives on around the wor…
Top Choice Shrine in Haifa

Shrine of the Bab

The golden-domed Shrine of the Bab, completed in 1953, is the final resting place of the Bab, Baha'ullah's spiritual predecessor, who was executed in Persia in 1850; his remains were brought to Haifa in 1909. Combin…
Park in Haifa

Gan Ha’Em

On the crest of Mt Carmel, across from the upper terminus of the Carmelit metro line, this shady, kid-friendly public garden – whose name means 'Mother’s Park' – has a zoo, a playground and an amphitheatre that host…
Zoo in Haifa


The shaded slopes below Gan HaEm are home to a compact but attractive zoo with an aviary, a reptile house and habitats for bears, lions, monkeys, Bengal tigers, ibexes, deer and all sorts of other creatures, quite a…
Museum in Haifa

Haifa City Museum

Near the bottom of Ben-Gurion Ave, a Templer-era structure houses exhibits that focus on 'history, urbanism, identity, multi-nationalism and multi-culturalism', as befits a city with as rich a cultural tapestry as H…
Museum in Haifa


Fascinating interactive science exhibits fill the impressive first home of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, built in 1913. (Classes didn't begin until 1924 because of a disagreement over whether the lang…