Carmel Center is considered one of the more active and humming areas in the city of Haifa, and rightly so.
Carmel Center area contains prestigious residential neighborhoods as well as a wide variety of culture and recreation activities, so everyone may find the activity matching his or her own fields of interest.
The Carmel tourist avenue
Carmel Center is considered one of the most active and bustling areas of Haifa. Thousands of residents, visitors and tourists enjoy wandering about in the area that contains the largest hotels in the city, green gardens, promenades, museums, shopping centers, a Cinematheque, cafes, restaurants and even a zoo. Carmel Center’s main street is called Hanassi Avenue and is considered a long tourist avenue, offering everything in any field of interest and for any age. The Carmelit Gan Ha’em Station is located in the heart of Carmel Center, enabling easy access to and from the area busy with visitors and tourists.
Most of the large hotels are concentrated in the Carmel Center area, thanks to its great attractiveness to tourists and the people visiting the city. Dan Panorama Hotel offers a spectacular panoramic view in any direction you look. Nearby the hotel is located Panorama Center where you can find various shops, cafes etc. Nof Hotel, which received its name by right, also offers several restaurants and cafes located within the hotel itself. Crowne Plaza Hotel (former Holliday Inn) is particularly favored by the business traveler, and offers additional services accordingly. The prestigious Dan Hotel is also located in the Carmel Center area, as well as additional hotels.
Culture and recreation
The hotels are located within a walking distance from Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, the only museum in the Middle East engaging and entirely dedicated to the Japanese art on its various shapes and aspects. The Mane Katz Museum is also located within a walking distance and offers temporary modern art exhibitions. Within the Municipal Zoo, located also in his area and constitutes an attraction in itself, is located the Prehistory Museum, engaging in the development of Prehistoric Man’s way of life in the Carmel area.
Carmel Center is also the Cinematheque place of residence, which offers throughout the year a selection of films and diversified culture activities. Once a year, during Succot, the Cinematheque hosts Haifa’s International Film Festival, which attracts dozens of thousands of visitors and tourists as well as residents who enjoy the holiday spirit in the city.
On both Hanassi Avenue, and Moriah Avenue that follow it, there are many stores, cafes and restaurants, enabling the people spending time in the Carmel Center area to sit down and relax between one attraction and the other. An additional way to relax is in Gan Ha’em, which offers a green corner of tranquility in the heart of the bustling area or a stroll along the Louis Promenade overlooking the spectacular panoramic view of the city of Haifa. In the evenings, many pubs offer you entertainment saturated with food and alcohol lasting until late at night.
Religion and history
The top entrance to the Bahá’í Gardens is located right next to Carmel Center, at the end of Louis Promenade. Guided tours depart from this entrance, and it is possible to join one of the tours without prior registration and free of charge. Furthermore, there are a number of synagogues in the area, as well as in the hotels themselves. A walk through the Carmel Center streets will expose you to the history perpetuated in the houses’ architectural design in particular and in the area in general.
Gan Ha’em Station is located in Carmel Center, and enables easy access to the many attractions in the area. If you are staying in one of the hotels in this area you may enjoy on the one hand an easy walk to the attractions described above and a convenient access to many additional city attractions thanks to the close location of the Carmelit station.