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Cave of Elijah

230 Allenby Road, Haifa, Israel
+972 4-852-7430
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2 ways to get to the cave

An iPhone will tell you one way to get there and Android phone will tell you another I think both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WorldPilgrim77
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Biblical History

A must stop if you are in Israel to trace biblical history. You can take the cable car from the... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
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According to tradition, the prophet Elijah lived in this cave on Mt. Carmel in the 9th century and hid there when fleeing the wrath of King Ahab and his wife, Jezebel.
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230 Allenby Road, Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An iPhone will tell you one way to get there and Android phone will tell you another I think both are correct. 1. Walking--from parking lot opposite Stella Marris church, take the path close to the plastic bottle cage and walk downhill about 15 minutes....More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

A must stop if you are in Israel to trace biblical history. You can take the cable car from the beach to get here or you can drive. Elijah's cave is located up on a hill with a great view of the city and sea.

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

According to Jewish tradition, this is he cave where Elijah took refuge and spoke to god. There's a lot of Jewish visiting the site for pilgrimage, but not Christians or Muslims. Probably because they have a different tradition about the location of the cave. Once...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

This spot played a role in three major faiths, and is an active, prayerful and sacred site. Make sure to have head covering for women visitors and cap for the men (there may be some loaners). The experience was moving and impactful.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The cave itself reflects its Jewish roots with segregation into mens and womens areas. Praying is a ritual here and we found it to be very spiritual. Elijah is reported to have taken refuge here in this rock cave. At the nearby Carmel church there...More

1  Thank beheaded c
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Elijah's Cave is a grotto where Elijah took refuge while wandering in the wilderness for 40 days & nights. This cave is located on Mt. Carmel has been venerated for centuries by Jews, Christians and Muslims.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Big disappointment. Only for Jewish religion... dirty place with bad maintance... tourist unfriendly location. Not allowed to take photos inside. Nice viewpoint however

Thank Zoran S
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Big dissapointment! It's supposed to be an interesting and sacred place for different religiouses. Nothing to show for Islam or Christianity. No english expanations only hebrew.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Elisha the prophet and wonder maker. Greek ELISSAOIS,in Arabic Al-Yasa, A place of worship for all monotheistic religions under Stela Maris were the Carmel reaches the Sea

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Site has been remodeled to look nothing like described in the Bible. Populated and shrined with candles and incense; and floors and walls remodeled with stone and mortar - not sure what to think of the commercialization of the site...

Thank colsgf
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jacob p
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Annie P | Reviewed this property |
it's free, as a place of worship. you may leave a donation if you choose
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loplotkin
January 18, 2018|
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Response from beheaded c | Reviewed this property |
Hi Monica, we could not find a tour either and so we booked a private tour through Tour Israel to take us to Elijah's cave and other places, finishing in Zichron Yaacov which was amazing. Don't think you will find a tour.
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May 18, 2017|
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Response from Eastern_princess | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a guide for this site Susan I made my trips on own. Once you arrive, there are many people who will help you. Best wishes
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