Highlights

Rosh Pina

  • The old colony of Rosh Pina is a charming, picturesque town founded by those who had left Safed in order to establish an agricultural colony in 1878 with the backing of Baron de Rothschild.

    Rosh Pina offers its visitors abundant, fascinating historical corners and striking buildings to explore, telling the history of the colony over a 4 km, family-suitable, walk through the Nachal Rosh Pina.

    Among the renovated sites and buildings open to visitors are: the home of the Baron’s staff, Mer House (former home of Professor Mer who battled malaria and served as the first head of Israel’s Ministry of Health), the Baron’s Gardens, the Shlomo Ben Yosef cave where the sound and light show on the British Mandate period is screened, the ancient graveyard and the central synagogue, built at the founding of the town and containing a unique ceiling and Holy Ark which remain as they were when the building was constructed.