Metula, Israeli`s Northernmost Town – Visitors Guide

Metula is Israel’s northernmost town. It is right next to the border with Lebanon. And on a clear day, you can see Lebanon and Syria.

We selected Metula as our base during our last North trip and stayed at the Alaska Inn hotel. And in this post, I will show some of the photos I took during a hike in the city and pictures from a viewpoint.

Map

On the following interactive map, you can see not only Metula but surrounding attractions that we visited during our trip.

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:
Booking.com

Walking on Ha-Rishonim Street

Metula was founded in 1896 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild. It was a semi-cooperative agricultural community.

The original stone houses still line Ha-Rishonim street in downtown Metula. Here is, for example, The Peasant House.

Metula, Israeli`s Northernmost Town

Since we saw the peasant house, let’s go over the attractions in Metula.

Attractions in Metula

  • The Peasant House Museum – The Peasant House in Metula is a house from 1896. In the museum rooms, there are items collected from the elders of the colony since then that illustrate their life. In the yard, you can find agricultural and labor tools used during the period.
  • Canada Center is a recreation center with pools and ice skating.
  • Dado Observation Point at Mount Tsfiya provides stunning views of Galilee, Golan, and Lebanon.
  • Walking on Ha-Rishonim Street
  • There are many national parks and nature reserves in this area. You can see them on the interactive map above, and the closest is Ayun Stream Nature Reserve.
Ha-Rishonim Street, Metula
Ha-Rishonim Street

And this is The Council House:

Metula, Israeli`s Northernmost Town

Overall, they resemble buildings in other cities founded by Baron Edmond de Rothschild. For example, Zichron Yaacov and Rosh Pina.

Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

Several additional photos:

Metula, Israeli`s Northernmost Town
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

View to the south, towards Kiryat Shmona:

Metula, Israeli`s Northernmost Town

I also wanted to mention there are several good restaurants in Metula. Thus, if you are hungry, you do not have to drive.

Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

Viewpoint

On top of the Alaska Inn hotel, there is a viewpoint. And I took all the following photos from there.

Here you can see the border:

Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

As you can see, many locals work in agriculture. But today, tourism is responsible for most cities’ incomes.

Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

A car driving in Lebanon:

Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

Unfortunately, since this city is close to the border, there were many terrorist acts in this area. Thus, as you can see, there are sirens. Also, I have noticed that most people have dogs.

Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

From the viewpoint:

Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

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

Stay Tuned!

   

Additional Resources

Here are several resources that I created to help travelers: And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.  
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