The Old City of Safed
The Old City of Safed
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Safed was renowned as one of the Four Holy Cities in the Jewish settlement. Safed became known for its commitment to the mysticism of the Kabbalah. These days, there is a vibrant artistic culture. Safed is a popular holiday destination for Israeli visitors, and international visitors are fascinated by Safed. Safed is in the north-east of the Holy Land.
Written 13 February 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
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Sept 2023 • Friends
Safed is an ancient city, known for its role in establishing the Kabala, a Jewish mystical tradition. It is one of the Four Cities of Judaism. The old town is quite fascinating. it's well worth exploring. Safed is located in Upper Galilee. It's hilly, the highest town in Israel. The Golan Heights is an area of strategic importance. Safed is worth a visit, it's one of the most fascinating cities in the Holy Land.
Written 28 October 2023
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Scott R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Amazing place beautiful old world charm with a huge helping of Spiritualism. The Art is off the charts too !
Written 31 August 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Safed is the highest point in Israel. The Old City is hilly, but as you walk through the Old City's twisting lanes, you will find bijou shops selling all manner of things, including whisky distilled in Israel. Many of the artists are very well-known. These days, Safed is famous as a weekend get-away. Safed is best known as a center for Jewish mysticism. The blazing sun sets in the West over the hills, and in the far distance you can see the Sea of Galilee.
Written 31 October 2022
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel15,902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
One of the Old Cities to visit in Israel.
If you like the atmosphere I'd recommend you do them in this order:
Jerusalem comes first, then Akko, then Tsfat (Safed), Rosh Pina and some others.

This Old City is not big, so you can walk all its narrow alleys in 2 or 3 hours and allow yourself to stop for an art gallery or a coffee, some food and of course the many unique and historical synagogues like Yosef Caro's.

It is much more than it seems, try to find it.
Written 26 September 2022
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Teoso
Brooklyn, NY270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
One of the holiest cities in Judaism. Lots of winding streets with small tourist shops and synagogues. Feels very different than the otherwise very modern Israel, as it seems much more conservative. Many beautiful nooks and crannies to find in this hilly city.
Written 16 October 2020
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Karen S
New York City, NY5,252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
We drove to Safed especially to visit the Old City of Safed. We parked the car and walked through these beautiful small streets. They are full of restaurants, Judaica galleries, synagogues and private houses.
Written 24 June 2020
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The serene, mystical, and beautiful Old City is best experienced by getting lost in it in order to look at the contrast of colors, the sense of mysticism and history, and the treasures around every unexpected corner and down every windy pathway. You will come across beautiful staircases and buildings, unexpected windows to gorgeous vistas, and a sense of calm and rightness. Pause for a while in any of the stores to admire the gifts, stop at a café to let the atmosphere infuse you, and overall enjoy your time here.
Written 7 April 2020
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lsgoldblatt
London, UK806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There is so much to see as you wander the streets of the Old City. The art is everywhere and each place has its own incredible story. We watched glass blowing and weaving and learned all about the amazing history of Safed. The synagogues are beautiful and the views if you climb are unrivaled. Definitely worth a detour to see the amazing candles too.
Written 11 February 2020
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xi ra
Ramat Hasharon, Israel553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Great atmosphere, cobbled streets, ancient synagogues, gift shops, crafts, art, restaurants, coffee shops and a great view from the hill. Authentic food everywhere.
Written 9 February 2020
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