There is nothing to do in Haifa longer than one day. For all their immaculate gardening the famous Bahai Gardens are outright boring. So much for major Haifa attraction.
Next goes Stella Maris with its Monastery of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and a hole in the ground called the Cave of Elijah where supposedly resided the biblical prophet Elijah.
Next on the list of attraction goes the Haifa Museum of Art with its collection of “abstract art”, an euphemism often used as an excuse for lack of skills or talent. Skip it.
Surprisingly the best museum in Haifa is tiny Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art on Merkaz HaCarmel (Carmel Center). Its collection of about 7,000 items of Japanese art including woodblock prints, netsuke and samurai swords is magnificent.
If you are into Judaics, visit the Mané-Katz Museum, also located on Merkaz HaCarmel at Yafe Nof street.
Yafe Nof translates from Hebrew as Panorama street offering the great vista of Haifa Bay. Take a stroll along the Louis Promenade to the upper terrace of Bahai Gardens.
The Ram of Atlit, the only known surviving ancient naval ram dated between 530 BC and 270 BC, is on display in the National Maritime Museum.
Still I love Haifa.
Photo from IMTM 2018