Tzfat Visitors Center
Tzfat, Safed, Tsfat, Zefat…the first question people ask when coming to this unique city is “how do you spell it?”
The William W. and Anne M. Kapell Visitors’ Center is located at 17 Alkabetz Street, just below the Ari Ashkenazi Synagogue. It was established by Tzfat’s Partnership 2000 community, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach FL to encourage tourism to the ancient home of Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah). Livnot U’Lehibanot acquired a space adjacent to its campus and opened the center as a public service to the community. Free maps, guidebooks, pamphlets and information about attractions throughout Northern Israel are available. A 10-minute movie is available for viewing in Hebrew, English or French, describing the history of Tzfat from the time of the Spanish Inquisition through modern times. Inside the Visitors’ Center are excavation tunnels leading to what was once the street-level in 16th century Tzfat, including a room with a mikveh (Jewish ritual bath).
Current and future visitors are welcome to contact the center to receive advice and guidance for travel to Tzfat. Please call +972-4-692-4427 (from outside of Israel) or 04-692-4427 (within Israel). The Visitors’ Center is open Sunday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm, and Friday mornings during the summer.
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