Opposite Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, a path leads down to Elijah’s Cave at the foot of the cape. Believers hold that Prophet Elijah hid here after killing the priests of Va’al. It is an important pilgrimage site for Jews, Muslims, and Christians who all hold Elijah in high regard. Until 1948, the site was a mosque.
Elijah’s Cave in Haifa brings visitors both the sanctity of a Jewish holy place and the sharing of traditions for which Haifa is famous. The stairway to the cave, located off Allenby Street in lower Haifa, reveals spectacular vistas of the city.
Opening hours: Sun.–Thurs. 8 A.M.–4 P.M. (summer until 6 P.M.); Friday 8 A.M.–noon (summer until 1 P.M.); Closed Saturday