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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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  • Full of beauty and history. Lots to see, nice galleries, shops. Good food. Had beautiful weather and enjoyed walking up and down the narrow streets.  more »
  • the old City is very manageable on foot, but hard on cars. Narrow roads, and stairs, and stairs, and more stairs. This hillside town is beautiful with its blue doors and blue skies. Many people come h...  more »
  • Difficult walking but worth the effort. Built on many levels. Very old Religious community as well as Kabbalah centre. Artists community with many, many shops offering beautiful hand made products and...  more »