What to do in “Safed (Tsefat)”, Israel
Tzfat is one of the most picturesque cities in Israel, considered the capital of the Galilee and situated in the green Galilee mountains.
It is a city of intellectuals, art, and Jewish culture with past, present, and future joining together. Soaked in a spiritual atmosphere, with a unique charm, full of ancient and picturesque alleyways.
Tzfat is one of the four holy cities in Israel and has acted as a spiritual magnet since the Middle Ages when it was the center of Kabbalah. This can still be seen in the Old City, which is filled with synagogues with high ceilings, colorful decorations, and ancient Torah scrolls.
Events & Attractions:
A visit to Tzfat is a meeting between renewal and art, and holiness and spirituality. The heart of Tzfat is the Old City, and among the picturesque stone alleys, you will find history, Judaism, and art.
The attractions the city offers are varied. For those looking for a spiritual experience, you can visit ancient synagogues and tombs of the righteous, such as the “Ha’ARI Hakadosh,” synagogue and its tomb, the beautiful Abuhav synagogue and the Joseph Karo synagogue. For those looking for art, it is recommended to visit the Artists Quarter next to the Jewish Quarter, where you will find museums, workshops, and many galleries. The biggest attraction for art is the Yitzhak Frankel Museum.
Anyone who desires a connection between history and food can find impressive creameries and wineries, such as the Hameiri Creamery and the Kadosh Creamery, which boast impressive stories and production secrets that pass through generations of the family.
There are various events in Tzfat throughout the year. The Klezmer Festival takes place in Tzfat every summer and is now considered an obligatory event for Jewish soul music fans. There are also free tours in the Old City, a market, and workshops offered by the various tourist centers in the city.
Transportation in Tzfat is based on city and inter-city buses, taxis and private cars.