Architecture Walking Tour in Haifa, Haifa

Haifa is a city that prides itself on preserving its history and traditions. As a result, today you can still see beautiful buildings around the city that date back to the 1800s, as well as some very picturesque Persian gardens. Take this tour to discover the most impressive buildings in Haifa.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Architecture Walking Tour in Haifa Map

Guide Name: Architecture Walking Tour in Haifa
Guide Location: Israel » Haifa (See other walking tours in Haifa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Author: nataly
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Old Technion Building

1) Old Technion Building

Established in the early 1900s through the German-Jewish Ezrah fund, the Technion school of engineering and sciences was one of only two higher education institutions in what was then known as Ottoman Palestine. (The other was Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.) Although the cornerstone for Technion was laid in 1912, courses did not begin until 1924 after much debate about which language to use in the lecture halls. Having first considered German, Technion eventually adopted modern Hebrew as the college language in the wake of the first World War.

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City Hall

2) City Hall

Located in Haifa’s Hadar neighborhood, the City Hall is a historic monument that dates back to the 1950s. It was erected at a significant time for the city when a number of important buildings were constructed and new neighborhoods were created.
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Migdal ha Neviim (Prophet's Tower)

3) Migdal ha Neviim (Prophet's Tower)

Migdal ha Neviim - also known as Prophet's Tower - is named after the street it is located on in the Hadar neighborhood. It was one of the first ever glass buildings in Haifa. Inside you’ll find many shops and even an underground Arab theatre.
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The Sail Tower

4) The Sail Tower

The Sail Tower, officially District Government Center - Building B is a skyscraper and government building in Haifa, Israel. It is part of Haifa's District Government Center (responsible for the Haifa District), named after Yitzhak Rabin. Its construction began in 1999 and was completed on February 28, 2002. It has 29 floors and stands at 137 m (405 ft). As such, it was the tallest skyscraper in Haifa until 2003, surpassed by the IEC Tower. Counting antennas, it is still the tallest building in Haifa. Without the antennas, the sails of the Sail Tower reach 113 m, and its main roof is at 95 m.

The District Government Center in Haifa was planned to combine new and old elements. In contrast with the modern Sail Tower, the promenade leading up to it was designed in an older Middle Eastern style, including mosaic on the floors depicting the history of Haifa. One of the maps depicted dates back to 1773.

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Templars' Community Building

5) Templars' Community Building

The Templars' Community Building is one of Haifa’s best preserved old buildings. Built in 1869, it was the first building constructed by the Templars in the territory of Palestine. Today it’s home to the Haifa City Museum, where you can find out the history of both the building and the entire city.
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Templars' Building

6) Templars' Building

The German Colony is a vivid example of the Templar’s existence in Palestine. This particular building was erected in 1872, as the plaque on the wall proudly displays. Wonderfully restored, this beautiful building now houses a popular restaurant.

Walking Tours in Haifa, Israel

Create Your Own Walk in Haifa

Create Your Own Walk in Haifa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Haifa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums in Haifa

Museums in Haifa

Haifa is one of the most beautiful cities in the Holy Land. Besides its great spiritual value, Haifa is also the cultural capital of Israel. It’s the site of the first ever theatre in the Holy Land, and is also home to a large number of museums. Take this tour to discover the most popular museums in Haifa.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Haifa is the largest city in the northern Israel, and the second largest in the country. Haifa was raised on the slopes of the Mount Carmel, dating back to Biblical times. The city preserved its history and traditions. Besides its great spiritual value, Haifa is also the cultural capital of Israel, home to a large number of museums, beautiful buildings and picturesque Persian gardens. Take this tour to discover the most impressive landmarks in Haifa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km
Bat Galim Neighborhood Walking Tour

Bat Galim Neighborhood Walking Tour

One of Haifa’s oldest neighborhoods, Bat Galim is located in one of the most picturesque areas of the city. First settled in the 1920s, the neighborhood extends from the bottom of Mount Carmel to the Bat Galim Bay. Popular for walking tours, the area is home to many famous landmarks, such as the Rambam Medical Center, the National Maritime Museum and Elijah's Cave. Take this tour to see the best of the Bat Galim neighborhood.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Shopping in Haifa

Shopping in Haifa

Haifa is a multicultural city that has a lot to offer to visitors. It is particularly great for shopping, with lots of specialty shops and stores for clothes, books, souvenirs and gifts. Don't leave without sampling the fantastic open-air markets, where you can find all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables. Take this tour to discover the best shopping spots in Haifa.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Ein Hod Village Walking Tour

Ein Hod Village Walking Tour

Located just 12km from Haifa city, Ein Hod is a truly amazing little village. Dubbed an "artist's colony", Ein Hod is full of creative and talented people. It was founded in 1953 as a home for exiled poets, philosophers and artists from all over Europe, including Marcel Janco, Shoshana & Dov Portnov, Israel Rubinstein and many others. Take this tour to discover the best museums, studios and galleries in Ein Hod Village.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa

Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa

Since its emergence in the 19th Century, the Baha’i Faith has spread its influence to many parts of the world. The Baha’I World Centre buildings are situated around Israel, and the most important ones are located in Haifa. Take this tour to discover the most popular Baha’i places in Haifa.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Haifa for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Haifa has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Haifa, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.