"Zefat" Zefat by Jackiekg

Zefat Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 106 photos

The ancient city of Zefat. A rather small town located in Northern Israel, 900 meters (3200 feet) above sea level in the mountains of the Upper Galilee, with magnificent views east to the Kinneret and the Jordan River.
Zefat (also spelt Safed, Tzfat, Tsfat) is one of the four holy cities in the Land of Israel, the other holy cities are: Jerusalem, Hebron and Tiberias. The old part of town consists of narrow twisted streets revealing artists' galleries, medieval synagogues, private homes and small guest houses. Number of inhabitants (ca 27,000).

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  • Pros:Quaint, historical, nice views.
  • In a nutshell:Religious community - lots of study centres
  • Last visit to Zefat: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2004 at 11:20 PM

    Good tips on places I haven't been to yet!

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2004 at 11:12 AM

    Thanks for bringing back memories, I visited Zefat at least 3 times during my time on the Kibbutz (once to renew my visa). Its a lovely place, Quite arty if I remember right with great views...... Festival looks fun! (~_~)

  • Sharon's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2004 at 4:32 AM

    That was a bit of intreducing this city to me.. i think i may only been there once at my childhood, seems nicer then i thought. And this candles factory looks really nice, i love candles. i think i should plan a trip to this area.

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