Bat Galim

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Bat Galim (Hebrew: בת גלים‎, lit. Daughter of the Waves) is a neighborhood of Haifa, Israel, located at the foot of Mt. Carmel on the Mediterranean coast. Bat Galim is known for its promenade and sandy beaches.

History[edit]

Bat Galim was the first point of Jewish settlement in modern Haifa.[1] The neighborhood was established in the 1920s as a garden suburb of private homes designed by the Bauhaus architect Richard Kaufmann. During the British Mandate, Bat Galim was Haifa's entertainment center. The "Casino," a landmark building on the Bat Galim promenade, housed a cafe patronized by British officers, although it was never used for gambling.[2] It was also the center of water sports in the country, and a swimming pool was built there.[3]

Landmarks[edit]

Rambam Medical Center, the Technion's Faculty of Medicine and the Rappaport Family Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences are situated in the north of Bat Galim, near the shore.[4] Bat Galim and nearby neighborhoods are served by the Haifa Bat Galim Railway Station. Bat Galim is the lower station of the Haifa Cable Car, which runs up and down the Carmel from Stella Maris.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haifa Municipality - Aliya Web Site". .haifa.muni.il. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Can Bat Galim be saved? - Israel Travel, Ynetnews". Ynetnews.com. 1995-06-20. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  3. ^ Rule Britannia: The British Influence and the Maccabiah Games
  4. ^ "Welcome to Technion Graduate School". Graduate.technion.ac.il. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 

Coordinates: 32°50′2.08″N 34°58′54.17″E / 32.8339111°N 34.9817139°E / 32.8339111; 34.9817139