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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  • August 15, 2017
    The city itself is not very beautiful, the valley landscape, situated in the mountains, narrow streets, mosques, many craft stores.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I had not been here for over 20 years, and a lot has changed. It's a very mystical place. All the old shuls (synagogues), and burial places of famous ancient rabbi's make this a spiritual and mystical...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Lots of art galleries that will ship anywhere in the world. Safed or Zefat rose to fame in the 16th century as a center of Kabbalah. Interesting Synagogues, lots of cafe and a great pedestrian shoppin...  more »

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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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