Safed, the highest city in Israel, is a small picturesque town located in Northern Israel, 900 meters (3200 feet) above sea level in the mountains of the Upper Galilee. It commands magnificent views east to the Golan, north to the Hermon , west to Mt. Meron and the Amud Valley and south to Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee.
Safed is one of the four holy cities in Israel, together with Jerusalem, Hebron and Tiberias. The old part of town consists of narrow cobblestone alleys revealing artists’ galleries and workshops , museums and ancient synagogues, charming stone houses and small guest houses. Despite its small population (ca 27,000) Safed is once again making its mark on the map.
Picturesque Safed with much history and tradition is a city for tourists, artists and rabbis.