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The Old City of Safed, Safed

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Explore the narrow cobblestone streets of The Old City of Safed, nestled on a hilltop and known for its numerous old synagogues. Enjoy the city's temperate, mountain climate as you admire historic buildings and ruins, stroll the labyrinthine, winding paths, or relax in a charming cafe. The small town is home to a famous artists' quarter, where you can visit an array of galleries, browse jewelry and craft shops, and get some authentic souvenirs to take back home. To visit The Old City of Safed on your holiday in Safed, and find out what else Safed has to offer, use our Safed holiday planner.
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  • Small town that can go on foot. It has countless shops with precious memories crafted by real artists. It is the city of the Kabbalah by excellence.
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  • Safed (Tzfat) is an historically beautiful place. There is an ancient Sephardi synagogue filled with marvelous antiquities. Beautiful art and treasures show from many shop windows. The cafes and resta...  more »
  • A walking trip in this area of ​​Safed will bring you back years in time. Stalls of souvenirs, small cafes, restaurants with authentic food .... Streets and houses of stone... A piece of history. It i...  more »

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Where to stay in Safed

Perhaps the most popular way to experience Safed when visiting for a day or two is to stay in a guesthouse. Small and often run by local families, guesthouses sit in the old town area and the artists' quarter and introduce visitors to the rhythm and traditions of the local life. Larger hotels can be found scattered around town, with some older mansions offering grand rooms and additional facilities, such as onsite restaurants.
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