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Grotto of Prophet Elijah

Prophet Elijah lived in Israel around 870 B.C. In 12th century the Carmelites raised a church which... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aliamma G
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Bengaluru, India
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The Prophet Elijah holds a special place in Jewish and Christian religions. Elijah was not known... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
AlanEatZ
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According to tradition, the prophet Elijah lived in this cave on Mt. Carmel in the 9th century and hid there when fleeing the wrath of King Ahab and his wife, Jezebel.
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230 Allenby Road, Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prophet Elijah lived in Israel around 870 B.C. In 12th century the Carmelites raised a church which housed a Grotto of Elijah which they believed to be the cave where Elijah lived. A beautiful place and a chapel near the Mediterranean Sea should not be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aliamma G
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The Cave of Elijah is indeed very interesting! A lot of wonderful history here. Be sure to take a photo in the cave next to the altar!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Historical cave where Elijah slaughtered a number of false prophets. The one place that muslims we’re not able to build a mosque over. Worth seeing

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

The Prophet Elijah holds a special place in Jewish and Christian religions. Elijah was not known to have died and instead rode a fiery chariot to heaven. For Jews, the return of Elijah presages the coming of the Messiah. Elijah’s cave on the face of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

Easy to get to by Metronit 1 and then cross the streets going away from the beach. Long path with steps. Important if you don't know about this famous and inspiring prophet, to read about him before going there. Many, many prayers there on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Google takes you pretty close. Park on the road beside the hill that google marks it on. You’ll see a non-marked ramp up the hill, follow that then some stairs. The grounds were not clean or well maintained. Trash, empty wine bottles, old food containers...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

An iPhone will tell you one way to get there and Android phone will tell you another I think both are correct. 1. Walking--from parking lot opposite Stella Marris church, take the path close to the plastic bottle cage and walk downhill about 15 minutes....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

A must stop if you are in Israel to trace biblical history. You can take the cable car from the beach to get here or you can drive. Elijah's cave is located up on a hill with a great view of the city and sea.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

According to Jewish tradition, this is he cave where Elijah took refuge and spoke to god. There's a lot of Jewish visiting the site for pilgrimage, but not Christians or Muslims. Probably because they have a different tradition about the location of the cave. Once...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

This spot played a role in three major faiths, and is an active, prayerful and sacred site. Make sure to have head covering for women visitors and cap for the men (there may be some loaners). The experience was moving and impactful.

Date of experience: October 2017
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jacob p
April 5, 2018|
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Response from 64anniep | Reviewed this property |
it's free, as a place of worship. you may leave a donation if you choose
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loplotkin
January 18, 2018|
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Response from beheaded c | Reviewed this property |
Hi Monica, we could not find a tour either and so we booked a private tour through Tour Israel to take us to Elijah's cave and other places, finishing in Zichron Yaacov which was amazing. Don't think you will find a tour.
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May 18, 2017|
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Response from Eastern_princess | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a guide for this site Susan I made my trips on own. Once you arrive, there are many people who will help you. Best wishes
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