Hadar neighborhood in Haifa extends from the Carmel to Downtown containing many attractions
Haifa’s Hadar neighborhood used to be the city’s bourgeois stronghold. While the bourgeois moved to the Carmel, many leading institutes of the city remained in this neighborhood.
The neighborhood joined together
Hadar HaCarmel neighborhood in Haifa was established in 1922, turning soon into the city’s central residential area. Hadar neighborhood “swallowed” into it additional neighborhoods and currently includes all the neighborhoods located between the Carmel and Downtown located at its food. As a neighborhood that used to served as Haifa’ cultural and commercial center, it has housed for many years the commercial centers, government offices, court houses, the recruiting station as well as many museums, education institutes, the Haifa Municipal Theatre and many others. Over the years, quite a few institutions and services left the Hadar neighborhood, however also nowadays one may find in the neighborhood many attractions as you can see in the following lines.
Haifa Municipal Theatre
Since it was founded in 1961 and to date the Haifa Municipal Theatre is located in Hadar neighborhood, and is considered as one of the country’s leading theatres. The theatre encourages creation and activity in the field and constitutes a habitat and a springboard for fledgling playwrights and creators. As a municipal theatre it does not disconnect itself from the city’s human fabric and is considered active and involved in the society it exists. Hence one may find in the theatre plays engaging in social humane issues, which occupy society as well as activity encouraging co-existence between the various religions and communities residing in the city. Alongside the appeal to more mature audience, the theatre hosts the annual International Festival for Children’s Theatre, considered the leading festival in its field in the entire world and attracts large audience from the country and abroad. The theatre is located on 50 Pevzner St. at Haifa Hadar neighborhood, and can easily be reached from the Carmelit Massada Station.
Museum of Science and Haifa Museum of Art
Israel National Museum of Science, Technology and Space, MadaTech, is also located within a walking distance from Massada Station. The museum which was set up within the walls of the old Technion building, presents more than 20 exhibitions, exposing you and your children to the recesses of the world of science, technology and space, in a unique manner, exerting most of the senses to create an interesting, unforgettable experience. You may read more about the museum on this site. Haifa Museum of Art is also located in Hadar Neighborhood, close to the Ha’Nevi’im Station, and you may also read about it in detail on this site.
Herzel Street and adjacent streets
Ha’Nevi’im and Solel Boneh Stations will lead you to the heart of Haifa Hadar neighborhood. Herzel Street, Hechalutz Street and additional adjacent streets constitute an urban commercial center, where many shops are located. Some of the oldest cafes in the city are situated in the area, offering alongside delicious coffee and pastry aromas also the taste of old days accompanied by the fragrance of nostalgia. In recent years the municipality has been active in reviving the streets that have been deserted over the years and holds various activities such as street parties, parties in the gardens, among the m Binyamin Garden, the Purim Parade and more.
Bnai Zion (Rothschild) Hospital
Haifa Hadar neighborhood is also the residence of the second largest hospital in the city, Bnai Zion hospital also called Rothschild Hospital. The building is close to the Carmelit Bnai Zion Station and enables easy access both for patients and visitors.
For the Welfare of residents and visitors
Three Carmelit stations, located along the Haifa Hadar neighborhood serve the neighborhoods residents daily, enabling them to move around to and from the neighborhood. Furthermore, the stations serve the many visitors to the city of Haifa thanks to their convenient and close locations to the various and diversified attractions in the neighborhood.