The Haifa Cable Cars rising up Mount Carmel

the cable cars – going up and down the mountain, can be clearly seen. At the bottom of the cable cars, across the highway, is a slew of interesting sites including the Clandestine Immigration & Navy Museum (with the ships and submarine exceptionally visible from the cable car), the National Maritime Museum and Elijah’s Cave, of Biblical fame. At the top of the ride, in the wooded Carmel area, a monastery by the name of Stella Maris, Latin for “Star of the Sea” can be found. Stretching back to the Crusader era, the monks originally inhabited the caves on the side of the mountain (and some of the period buildings can still be seen at Elijah’s Cave) and were forced to flee until the time of Napoleon who ruled Haifa in the end of the 18th Century.