Haifa University Viewpoint – Eshkol Tower

Haifa view from university observation deck

Haifa University is located on the top of Mount Carmel. Moreover, you can visit the 30th floor of Eshkol Tower and get even better views.

Map

Haifa University is located at Abba Khoushy Ave 199, Haifa.

Directions for drivers: Link to Waze and Link to Google Maps
Directions for public transport: Link to Moovit

Interactive map of the area:

Offers:

  • Hotels, hostels, and appartments in this area:
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Directions

If you are reaching by car, enter Haifa University into Waze or Google Maps, which will take you to the university. Once on campus, look for a parking spot.

If you consider public transport, here is already a preset link to Moovit. Just enter your starting place, and you will get the updated directions.

As you reach the university, leave the car at one of the parking lots and walk to Eshkol Tower.

Eshkol Tower at Haifa University
Eshkol Tower at Haifa University

Opening Hours

Opening hours of the Eshkol Observation Point:
Sunday – Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm

Entrance Fee

Free.

View from Haifa University

The Eshkol Tower has an observation balcony on the 30th floor, but if you visit when it is closed, you can still get lovely views.

Eshkol Tower at Haifa University
Eshkol Tower at Haifa University

Here are several photos that I took while standing beside the Eshkol tower.

View from Haifa university
View from Haifa university
View from Haifa university
View from Haifa university

Haifa is one of the most polluted cities in Israel. Thus, most days, you will not be able to see too far. Acre, which is about 10 km by air, will look foggy. The reason for the pollution is the industrial zone.

Haifa's industrial zone
Haifa’s industrial zone

And now, let’s head to the Eshkol Tower.

Eshkol Tower Viewpoint

When entering the Eshkol Tower, take the elevator to the top floor. And from floor 29, take the stairs and go one more level to the viewpoint.

Here are views in all directions from the Eshkol Tower Viewpoint.

Haifa view from the university observation deck
Haifa view from the university observation deck
Haifa University Viewpoint
Haifa University Viewpoint

As you can see, the glasses were not clean. Thus the photos turned out blurry.

And here is a view of nearby trails. Several years ago, we hiked there, and you can find out more at Hiking the Carmel Mountains.

Haifa view from the university observation deck
Haifa view from the university observation deck

Here is how the corridor on the top floor looks. And it goes almost around the whole perimeter.

Haifa University Viewpoint
Haifa University Viewpoint

And here is a top view of nearby Hai-Bar Carmel National Park.

Hai-Bar Carmel National Park
Hai-Bar Carmel National Park

Summary

Haifa University Viewpoint has its pros and cons. On the one hand, it is free (unlike Azrieli Observatory). On the other hand, the windows are not that clear, and most people will not spend more than fifteen minutes there.

Moreover, besides the nearby attractions mentioned, consider visiting the Hecht Museum, situated on the lower floor of the same building.

Have you ever been to Haifa University Viewpoint? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned!

   

Additional Resources

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Lev Tsimbler

Lev from israel-in-photos.com. You can contact me at hi@israel-in-photos.com

3 thoughts on “Haifa University Viewpoint – Eshkol Tower

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  2. I was at Eshkol observation, Expecting to take spectacular landscape photos and indeed the windows were dirty. Probably to prevent suicides, Close the windows with glue. I will try to come after a rainy period, maybe the windows will be cleaner. Another problem is the opening hours that do not allow taking photos of the sunrise / Sunsets that can be spectacular.

    1. Thank you for the update, Dan.
      The problem is probably in how they treat this place. They think of it as another corridor in the university and not a viewpoint.

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