Aerial Cable Cars:
Mount Carmel, Haifa

Although I’ve heard people say that the ride on one of the three spherical orange cable cars is not as exciting as it looks, I beg to differ. I found the views of the beach and the port magnificent. The ride is a short five minutes but very much worth it. The cable car leaves from the lower station that houses the Yotvata restaurant and transports visitors from the beach at the western end of Bat Galim Promenade up to the top of Mount Carmel. You can see the Clandestine Immigration and Navy Museum museum’s ship and submarine from the cable car.

The upper terminal is at the site of the Old Lighthouse and Stella Maris. There is a refreshment kiosk with outdoor seating at the upper terminal.

When we visited, we went up with the cable car, and then we hiked down, passing the famous Cave of Elija the Prophet referred to in the Bible. The hike down was easy, it was energizing, and best of all, we got to enjoy beautiful views on the way.

 

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Posted: September 14, 2017

 Address:

Lower Terminal:

Directly across the road from the Af-Al-Pi Chen

GPS Coordinate for parking: 32.831063, 34.970204

 

Phone Number:

04-833-5970

 

Hours:

Summer: 9am-8pm

Winter: 10am-6pm

 

Website: http://www.visit-haifa.org/eng/Haifa_Cable_Car

 

 

Price:

One way: NIS 19

Round-trip: NIS 28

Children under 2: free

 

 Approximate Distance from:   

Jerusalem: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Tel Aviv: 1 hour

Meron: 1 hour

Safed: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Tiberias: 50 minutes

 



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