Visiting Metula, Israeli’s Northernmost Town


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:
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
Here you can see the border:
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
As you can see, many locals work at agriculture. But today, tourism is responsible for most city’s incomes.
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
A car driving in Lebanon:
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
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.
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
And this is The Council House:
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
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.
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
A view to the south, towards Kiryat Shmone:
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
Ha-Rishonim street:
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
On top of the Alaska Inn hotel there is a viewpoint. All the following photos were made from there.

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’ve noticed that most people have dogs.
Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town

Visiting Metula, Israeli's Northernmost Town
This is how the viewpoint looks like:
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

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And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.
 

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