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Address: 230 Allenby Road, Haifa, Israel
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+972 4-852-7430
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According to tradition, the prophet Elijah lived in this cave on Mt. Carmel...

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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If you are following a religious tour- all three monothesitic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) all accept Elijah as a prophet

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It was my second visit of Haifa and I decided to visit this prophet's place. Eventhough it was raining I didn't care, my heart started to beat strongly already when I was just tens meters from Elijah's cave, raindrops made me wet and I was still just few minutes outside to find a courage to enter, then also my inner... More 

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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

If you are following a religious tour- all three monothesitic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) all accept Elijah as a prophet

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Thank AlanONYC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

If you know your bible then it's something you might want to add to your itinerary. I love the story of Elijah's life but not to the point where it's a scared place to pray. I was more curious than anything else but no wow from me.

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Thank Noname110212
Plantation, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visiting the Cave was part of a two hour tour that included seeing the Baha'i Shrine and Gardens. The Cave is nearby and doesn't take long to visit but is interesting. It is one of Israel's holiest sites. Need to dress modestly!

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Thank MonicaPink
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

You feel the energy as soon as you enter, sacred place indeed! No long ques, no commercialization, just an epic religious place. A sanctuary if you like, full of devotees praying that in-itself was epic,

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This a religious prayer site similar to the Western Wall. It is difficult to find. You have to climb up by the school where you see the sign with an arrow from the street. You can purchase a tea light candle to light and make a prayer.

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Victoria, BC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Being a holy site to so many religions, we expected a well-maintained spot. While the location and view are spectacular (Elijah sure had good taste), what greeted us after a short climb (31C) was a large table loaded with food, 10-12 people milling about, eating, running around, making noise; they must have thought the entrance to the cave was a... More 

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Lake Helen, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

By dumb luck, we happened to arrive at the same time as a small group of young soldiers, who invited us to pray with them. Be advised that there are two separate sections for men and women. The men in our group were told to wear head covers (which were provided), and the women were told to wear head scarfs.... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Considering the significance of the Cave of Elijah to Jews, Christians and Muslims, and the many visitors that come here, it is a perhaps a pity that the Cave does not have any information for visitors. It would be helpful if a guide was there to tell visitors something about the cave, and how to behave inside the cave. When... More 

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Pasig City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

It is a simple cave but filled with rich history. The cave and place where Elijah had a showdown against Baal worshippers on who is the true living God. Just be sure to say Prophet Elijah's Cave when you hail a cab.

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