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Haifa and the Northern Coast Sights

Elijah's Cave

  • 230 Allenby Rd.
  • Ein Hayam
  • Cave

Updated 05/20/2013

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This site is considered sacred by Jews, Christians, and Muslims; an early Byzantine tradition identified it as the cave in which Elijah found refuge from the wrath of Ahab, king of Israel from 871 to 853 BC. Graffiti from pilgrims of various faiths and centuries are scrawled on the right wall, and written prayers are often stuffed into crevices. Modest dress is required. The cave is a pretty 20-minute walk down the fairly steep path that begins across from the entrance

to the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery and church and descends past the lighthouse and World War II fortification. It is more easily accessible by a short flight of stairs that rises from Allenby Road not far from the Bat Galim cable-car station.

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Sight Information


230 Allenby Rd., Haifa, 31090, Israel

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Sun.–Thurs. 8–5, Fri. and Jewish holiday eves 8–1.

Updated 05/20/2013


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