Haifa in One Day

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.
Bahai Gardens, Haifa

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.

Stella Maris

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.

Haifa Museum of Art

Haifa Museum of Art

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.

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

If you are into Judaics, visit the Mané-Katz Museum, also located on Merkaz HaCarmel at Yafe Nof street.
Mané-Katz Museum, Haifa

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.
Haifa Bay view from Yafe Nof

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.

The Ram of Atlit, National Maritime Museum, Haifa