Haifa and the Northern Coast Sights

Elijah's Cave

  • 230 Allenby Rd. Map It
  • Ein Hayam
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information

Address:

230 Allenby Rd., Haifa, Haifa, 31090, Israel

Map It

Phone:

04-852–7430

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Sun.–Thurs. 8–6, Fri. and Jewish holiday eves 8–1

Published 03/07/2016

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Haifa and the Northern Coast

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.