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All reviews art galleries old city narrow streets holy cities upper galilee sea of galilee lots of shops surrounding area walk around artist quarter street food mystical place amazing town tel aviv on foot few hours every corner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is what Tzfat is all about but make sure you get off the main drag to experience the real sites and smells.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank avi18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When one comes to visit Safed, what they really want is to visit the Old City of Safed, with its artist quarter and plentiful art galleries, the old synagogues still in use – a peek into our past, the ancient alleyways, with all overlooking one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It takes an appreciation of Jewish history to fully enjoy this legendary city, but it's an experience not to be missed. Pair it with a visit to the Artist's Quarter and you've got yourself a day of charming tours!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank vicariousvacation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taking a guided tour really helps one get a feeling for the unique life of this place. I had been here before for a quick stop and was not impressed but this time spent 2 days and had a private tour with a local guide....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HollyC757
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Safed old city, is a beautiful place to visit. As Safed being one the most important religious cities in Israel, you will find there very old synagogues, kabalah centre(s) and lots of graves of famous rabbies in the direct surrounding area. The artist colony also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

The Old City of Safed is a blend of art, historic synagogues, and stone dwellings, all wrapped in an aura of Jewish mysticism. In general the residents are very kind - it takes a special type of soul to choose to live in this ethereal...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We wanted to go to Safed because of its importance to the history of ancient mystic Judaism as well as home to some very fine artists. It is on the side of a hill so be ready to walk up and down stairs. We loved...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

The guesthouse is absolutely stunning, and the host- Joy- is the loveliest, most welcoming lady you'll ever meet! My husband and I love Tsfat, and staying the night at this guest house made our stay there extra special. The location is bomb- it's close to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank avitaliiii
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

I drove north since I had some time to spare and needed something to do. I know that people actually tour Safed but that wasn’t my intention. What I can say is the drive from Tel Aviv is excellent. They are in the process of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Located near the Sea of Galilee, the old city of Safed has many interesting people, businesses, ideas and a lifestyle that is uniquely its own. Stay for a few days and enjoy the town, find a guide who will show you all the hidden beauty.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Efrat K
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June 1, 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
March 11, 2017|
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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
April 12, 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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I would like to make a recommendation based on my recent trip to Yemen and Socotra Island. Fuad Al-Kaddas from the Sana’a-based tourism company ‘Yemen Explorer’ arranged a complete tour package for me, including visa and flight arrangements – he also accompanied me for the duration of the tour. I spent one week in the north of Yemen. On the first day,we visited the Old City of Sana’a, where we walked through the old market. There, separate areas are devoted to ‘sub-markets’ featuring...More
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Thank you chric for the report.
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Margoza Bar - Jaffa / Yafo flee market (1 Replies)
I recommend you visit this wonderful bar in the Old City of Jaffa fleemarket while in the Tel Aviv area. You'll love the atmoshpere and if the weather permits you can sit outside and enjoy watching the people passing by. Margoza Bar 3 Rabbi Yohanan St. Yafo Fleemarket
December 05, 2009|
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Best Way to Get to Nazareth from Airport in Tel Aviv? (4 Replies)
I'm looking for the best way to get from the Tel Aviv airport to the Old City of Nazareth -- we are a small group.
May 06, 2012|
Response fromrdglady|
There is no direct method other than by taxi. How many are in your group?