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Elijah's Cave

230 Allenby Road, Haifa, Israel
+972 4-852-7430
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It's a cave

According to Jewish tradition, this is he cave where Elijah took refuge and spoke to god. There's a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
What history!

This spot played a role in three major faiths, and is an active, prayerful and sacred site. Make... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Annie P
Miami Beach, Florida
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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
+972 4-852-7430
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 20 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.

Thank Annie P
Reviewed 10 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

Thank beheaded c
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 10 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
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.

Thank Janb0101
Reviewed 1 July 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

Thank airport2015
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Elijah's cave was not on my previous tour of Israel, so I was glad to experience it this time. I had bought a walking cane to help me get up all the steps and hills i would be facing, and i certainly put it to...More

1  Thank lcbs
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This trip has to be amongst my most spiritually moving journeys in Israel. I travelled from Jerusalem to visit this special cave and as soon as I started to ascend the mount as the sea came into view I could sense the connection of this...More

2  Thank Eastern_princess
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19 May 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