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All reviews art galleries old city narrow streets holy cities mystical place upper galilee sea of galilee surrounding area tel aviv few hours shops selling interesting town jewish culture small town artist colony lots of history northern israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

moah, very touristic but not a lot to see if ur not interested in the kabbala, a lot of so called touristic artistic shops. one hour and u’ve seen it all! a day trip from tel aviv! and even then! the most interesting for me...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank roels123
Reviewed 10 September 2019

The people in this old city are so very kind. Cobble streets lined with artists shops selling beautiful pieces. Art. Jewelry. Food. Such a great time here.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 2 August 2019

One can always find something one hasn't seen before in Old Tzfat by walking through the simtaot (alleys) and just getting lost. There are so many galleries, temples, tourist spots, wineries, restaurants, and people of a million different backgrounds in the Old City that one...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jsavElizabeth
Reviewed 26 July 2019 via mobile

Strolled through the narrow cobbled streets of the old city. A lot of galleries, a lot of tourists, but it is still special. Unique atmosphere, not quite as in Jerusalem. The people are relaxed and friendly, we learned a lot about the history of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank michal t
Reviewed 14 July 2019

Tzfat (Safed) seems to be marketed as a kind of Israeli Sedona - a somewhat mystical place with art, sprituality, etc. You get the impression that it is some kind of hippie-ish arts colony. It is not. It is an ultra-Orthodox city and that dominates...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

We hired a private driver who brought us to all the holy site and explain everything we saw We learn a lot about the Jewish culture and more This is a beautiful city with wonderful people

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lise L
Reviewed 19 June 2019

Had a great time walking through, some of the art pieces were really gorgeous!! But beware some of the items are overpriced feel free to bargain with the shopkeepers its the norm in Israel.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 115zevs
Reviewed 18 June 2019

Overlooking Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee, Safed, in the pine forests of Upper Galilee, is not only the highest city in the Holy Land it is also one of Israel's holiest cities. The narrow, cobble-stoned streets should not be missed and evoke an atmosphere...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank hawkes2an
Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

Safed lies like a bastion on a hill. Driving up there and looking down to the Sea of Galilee is simply awesome. You will get off the car/bus in the new part of the city and walk from there to the old city. It is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Departure811861
Reviewed 2 June 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed waking around Safed even though the streets are narrow and cobblestone. We visited a beautiful synagogue and stopped at a unique art gallery. There are many galleries and shops all along the streets. There was an opening that had seating at which...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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1 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