Tuesday , 16 July 2019

Elijah’s Cave

Elijah’s Cave is at the base of Haifa’s Cape of Carmel just below the Stella Maris Monastery and the lighthouse. Below the Cave you can continue to the “Museum of Navy and Haapala” and the Israel National Maritime Museum. The cave is accessible from both directions. The main entrance is by Hagana Avenue and Allenby Street in Haifa. Entrance and parking are free. There is a wheel chair accessible path up to the candle burning area as well as the rest room.s

 

Mediterranean Panorama

If you choose to walk down Mt. Carmel and perch on one of those old World War II bunkers, you will be awarded with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean, Tel Shikmona and the National Institute of Oceanography. You will also pass by the Chapel of the Holy Family

Descending Mount Carmel
Descending Mount Carmel
View to Tel Shikmona
View to Tel Shikmona and the National Institute of Oceanography

 

Masada on the Carmel: Bunkers prepared to fight off possible Nazi invasion during WWII
Masada on the Carmel: Bunkers prepared to fight off possible Nazi invasion during WWII

 

 Multi-faith Holy Site

Various caves on Mount Carmel have been identified as Elijah’s Cave. The cave is considered holy by Jews, Christians and Moslems. At least here there is unity. People come here to pray, celebrate a circumcision or give a three-year-old boy his first hair cut. Jewish tradition holds to this cave a solution to various ailments, especially those of the mind.

 

 

Elijah's Cave Haifa
Elijah’s Cave Haifa
Elijah's Cave Haifa
Elijah’s Cave Haifa
Elijah's Cave Haifa: Candle furnaces
Elijah’s Cave Haifa: Candle furnaces
Elijah's Cave Haifa
Elijah’s Cave Haifa

 Menorah Petroglyph

Inside the women’s’ section of the cave you can see an ancient pictograph of the menorah.

 

 

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Womens+side+Elijahs+cave

 

Menorah Petroglyph
Menorah Petroglyph

 

 

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