Metula is Israel’s northernmost town. It’s right next to the Lebanese border. And on a clear day you can see not only Lebanon, but Syria as well.
During our last North trip we selected Metula as our base and we stayed at Alaska Inn hotel. And in this post I’ll show some of the photos I took during a hike in the city and photos from a viewpoint.
On this map you can see not only Metula, but surrounding attractions that we visited during our trip:
View of Metula and Lebanon:
Here you can see the border:
As you can see, many locals work at agriculture. But today, tourism is responsible for most city’s incomes.
A car driving in Lebanon:
Metula was founded in 1896 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild. It was semi-cooperative agricultural community.
The original stone houses still line the Ha-Rishonim street in downtown Metula. Here is for example: The Peasant House.
And this is The Council House:
Overall, they are quite similar to building in other cities that were founded by Baron Edmond de Rothschild. For example: Zihron Yaacov and Rosh Pina.
Here are several resources that I created to help travelers:
- Israel Trip Planner is the page that will help you to create your perfect travel route.
- National Parks And Nature Reserves page lists and put all national parks on the map. There is also a top list, information about ticket types and campsites.
- If you are looking for things to do, here are the pages for Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Sea Of Galilee.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.
And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.