The house of the Aharonson family is now the Nili Musuem.
Nili was a jewish group that helped the british during WW1.
Here on this house you can read about them , see a movie , see the rooms ,see where Sara was hiding a gun and where she killed herself to prevent being tortured from the Turks.
Aharonson Memorial House
The Aharonson family were from the first settelers in Zichron Yaakov. The son Aharon was had a big influence on the towns agriculture success, other 2 persons from the family - Sarah and Alexander were essential of the N.I.L.Y (Netzah Israel Lo Yeshaker) organization that helped the British forces at WWI. At the latter parts of the war Turkish forces invaded the town and made an end to the organization. Sarah, that was one of the leaders commited suicide to aviod the tortures of the Turkish captivity.
Today the house presents the history of the family and also used as a museum for the N.I.L.Y organization.
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
The First Immigration Museum
The museum is situated at the old Centter of Zichron in one of the towns most impressive buildings.
The museums presents the beginning of the Israeli settlements and illustrates the Prograss of the immigration.
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
Carmel Mizrahi Winery
Carmel Mizrahi Winery is the larget winery in Israel with 75% from the market.
This winery is working since 1882 and you can enjoy a nice tour here , learn about the winery , how they are making wine and from what and more.
Benjamin's pool is a big water pool that The baron (Edmond de Rothschild) built for the citizens of the town to help them to carry water.
You can enjoy beautiful landscapes from the top of the tower.
The main street - Wine route
The main street called Ha'meyasdim (The founders) and there is a project called the wine route.
This is a project of reconstruction of the street with many artists , coffeeshops , small restaurants , houses like the old times ,
The view from Zichron Yaakov
The view from Zichron Yaakov is very beautiful.
You can see the mountains and from the other side you can enjoy the beautiful view of the sea.
The place itself looks like something european and people called Zichron Yaakov "small provance"
Zichron Ya'akov is built on many hills. At the past (when there were no cars yet) the streets of the town were built in a very tight shape and many small steps attached them. Some of the streets preserved beautifully until today and every tourists should take a look at them.
Ramat Ha-Nadiv Memorial Park
"Ha-Nadiv ha-Yadooa" ("the well known benefactor") was the nickname of Baron Binyamin Edmond de-Rothschild, who generously supported some of the first Zionist agricultural settlements ("Moshavot") in the Land of Israel in the late 19th century. His support was essential for the fledgling farms, struggling to survive against all odds.
In 1954 the Baron's bones, together with his wife Ada's, were transferred from Europe by an Israeli Navy ship to a new memorial park south of Zichron-Yaakov, one of the Moshavot he had supported in the past and were so dear to his heart.
Today this is a beautiful, large park (4500 dunams), situated on a gentle slope of Mt. Carmel, and unique in Israel for beauty and size.
Above the entrance gate you can see the Rothschild family's coat of arms, with five arrows representing the five sons of the founder of the family. Among other attractions, there is a rose garden with a sun-dial, an "aroma garden" with spices and other aromatic plants, a tropical palm-tree garden and a small cascade garden.
In 2008 a new visitor center was built, with an exhibition, an auditorium showing a short film about the history of the Rothschilds and about the site, and other services. Outside the memorial park there is a large nature park with short and medium-length hiking trails in nature. Trail maps can be downloaded from the website, or purchased for NIS 2 in the visitor center. There is also a picnic sute nearby.
After a morning in the historical center of Zichron-Yaakov, this is a perfect place to spend the afternoon!
- Road Trip
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Family Travel
Zikhron Ya'akov (meaning in Hebrew: "Jacob's Memorial") is a town in Israel) south of Haifa, and part of the Haifa District. We ' in Israel, just call it by a shortened"Zikhron") .
It is located at the southern end of the Carmel mountain range overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, near the coastal highway (Highway 2).
It was one of the first Jewish settlements and it was founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond James de Rothschild and named in honor of his father.
The original Carmel-Mizrahi Winery continues to make wine in Zikhron Yaakov. The town draws many tourists attracted to its picturesque setting and historic city center whose restored main street of landmark buildings, called Derekh HaYayin ("Path of the Wine"), houses coffeehouses and boutique shops selling locally-made crafts, jewellery, and antiques.
Visiting Zichron is easy to do if you are on the way to Haifa.
If you have free time before going Haifa, make a little jump to Zichron, and you'll find little city , with a mix style of old and new.
If wines are your favorite - the Zichron winery is one of the most popular in Israel, you can go visit and taste.
One of them most if not the most well known Israeli winery is Carmel. Their wines can be found in many places around the world and in Israel ofcurse.
Carmel winery invested $1.2 million to reconstruct their old cellars, build old-style tasting rooms, train guides and remodel the buildings originally built by Baron Edmond de Rothschild 115 years ago, has ensured that tours of their wineries will be at least as pleasing as those that one might take in France or California.
Thats one place to visit for sure when visiting in Zichron Ya'akov.
Ramat Hanadiv Nature Reserve
Sunday-Thursday, 8am - 3.45pm
Friday and holiday eves, 8am - 1.45pm
Saturday and holidays, 8a.m. - 4pm
The Crypt is closed on Saturdays and holidays.
The Ramat Hanadiv nature reserve extends every 4,500 dunams (1,125 acres). Memorial gardens, planted areas and parklands (70 dunams - 17.5 acres) surround the tomb of Baron Edmond de Rothschild (1845-1934) and Baroness Adelaide de Rothschild (1853-1935). On one of his trips to Israel the Baron had hinted at his desire to be laid to eternal rest in the rock of the Carmel Hills, and 25 years after their deaths they were interred here. The Baron played a large role in the pioneering efforts that led to the creation of modern Israel.
See my travelogue on Ramat Hanadiv. It's a great place to visit.
Taste the Wine!
Sunday - Friday, From 9am - 4pm - every hour on the hour.
Friday, last tour at 1pm
Tour lasts approx. one hour.
There is a payment, I think NIS 30.
See where the wine is made and hear an explanation about the different types of drink made from the grapes. See an audiovisual presentation. Do some wine tasting. Visit the shop. (See my travelogue on Carmel Mizrachi Winery).
Tishbi - fill your own bottle
Here at the Tishbi Vineyard is the ONLY place that I know of that provides you with a "filling station"..you bring your own bottle and fill it. You pay per liter and the last time we were there it was only 17 Israeli Shekel per liter (that is about US3.5), a very good price.
- Wine Tasting
The Wine Road
The Wine road is the most famous street of Zichron Ya'akov. Every visitor that leavs Zichron will always remember that beautiful pedestrian streets as one of the most elegant and relxing in Israel.
The path is situated at the town Center, it is very artistic and include many bazaars, art galleries and other small exhibitions. Many people also come to the street to enjoy a good meal at one of the many restaurants that can be found at the street.
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