ARTIST’S QUARTER OLD CITY
The Artists’ Quarter in the Old City is a judiac shopper’s paradise with unique and beautiful gift items, art galleries and leading artists.
View approximately 50 artists’ work at the General Exhibition housed in the heart of the Old City and next door see the Immigrant Artists’ Exhibition.
Safed Candles produces the famous candles used for Havdalah, Channukah, and more. Visit the factory and see the beautiful beeswax candles used to depict many different scenes.
KEVERIM (TSFAT’S CEMETERY)
Final resting place of the famous Kabbalists Rabbi Issac Luria (ARI), Rabbi Moshe Alsheich who accepted Jews back into the fold after forced Christian conversions, Rabbi Alkabetz, author of the song Lecha Dodi, Rabbi Yosef Caro, author of the Shulhan Aruch, the prophet Hosea and Chana and her Seven Sons who are remembered at Channukah time and many more.
METZUDA (CITADEL) PARK
At the highest point in Tsfat, this site contains breathtaking views of Mount Meron, Mount Tabor and the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), an archaeological park and a place for picnics and barbecues.
Museums in Tsfat contain a variety of exhibits including: The Beit HaMeiri with guides in period costumes displaying Tsfat history, The Frenkel Frenel Museum housing works by Yitzchak Frenkel Frenel (adult content), The Israel Bible Museum’s 300 visual scenes of the Bible, the Memorial Museum of Hungarian Speaking Jewry’s collection of personal objects from pre-Holocaust Hungary and the Rosenfeld Doll Museum’s collection of hand created porcelain dolls in costumes.
Watch a scribe, test your Torah knowledge and take the “Letters of Adventure” ride a multimedia presentation about the mystical aspects of the Hebrew letters.
Famous Tsfat synagogues include both the Ashkenzai and Sephardic HaAri Synagogues, the Abhuhav, Alsheich, Avrutch, Bana’a, and the Yosef Caro synagogues and many more including Sanz, Breslov and Chabad.
THE HAMEIRI CHEESES AND OLD TSFAT WINERY
View the informative picture display, learn about the special way the goats are treated prior to milking and of course, enjoy the cheese! Combine this with a visit to the Old Tsfat Winery, a small boutique winery located in Tsfat’s Old City.
THE ARI MIKVAH
Next to Tsfat’s Cemetery is the ARI Mivkah, a small pool fed by a cold natural spring used by men for spiritual purposes. There is no charge, no showers or lockers and it is accessible at any time.