The Great Stairs

December 20th 2014

The Great Stairs will take you from the beauty of ancient mystical art and spirituality up to the modern part of the city and the Midrachov shopping. Originally built to divide the city of Tzfat during the British Mandate period, these stairs today form a natural border between the artist quarter and its many galleries and the old city of Tzfat and its synagogues. During the 1930s, these stairs were heavily guarded and you crossed them at your peril. In Hebrew, the stairs are named after Jewish fighters who were hanged by the British before Israel gained its independence. Today these stairs are a wonderful starting point to tour the artist’s quarter and the historic synagogues of the Jewish quarter. Use the stairs to guide you through the city. As you walk down the stairs, you will also enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.