Ein Hod is a special place. It is an artists’ village that you won’t find anywhere else in Israel, and I doubt there are many like it in the world.
This village is an artists’ heaven, where many Israeli artists live and work. The artists here work in various fields, such as painting, sculpting, pottery, jewellery-making, acting, literature and other forms of art.
The village is located very close to Haifa on the western side of the Carmel Mountain. The view of and from the village is truly amazing.
Here is a map of the village:
Ein Hod was established as an artist's colony in 1953 thanks to the renowned Dada artist Marcel Janco, who organized a group of artists and craftspeople to settle among the ancient stone houses. The aim was to encourage practicing artists and artisans to create works of art and to enable them to make a living. And so the artists’ village was born. Today there are between 500 and 600 people living there.
The village is really charming and quaint. And its gardens are beautiful - full of olive, pomegranate, fig, carob and almond trees – the biblical trees of ancient Israel.
If you like art I’m sure you will love Ein Hod. You can easily spend a
few hours – or more - visiting the various galleries, the modern “Dada”
museum or the museum of antique musical instruments, and meeting the artists in their studios. If like you can even attend some of the artists' workshops while you're there.
There are restaurants and a café and if you would like to stay for the night there is even a bed and breakfast.
Here is the phone number for a guided tour of the village: +972-4-984112
And you can visit the official site for the village here.
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