About Safed / Tsfat
Safed is a city in the Northern District of Israel. Located at an elevation of 900 metres, Safed is the highest city in the Galilee and in Israel. Due to its high elevation, Safed experiences warm summers and cold, often snowy, winters. Safed has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cold, rainy and occasionally snowy winters. In the 1950s and 1960s, Safed was known as Israel's art capital. The artists colony established in Safed's Old City was a hub of creativity that drew leading artists from around the country. Travelers will find an extensive Tourist Information Center in the Old Jewish Quarter on Alkabetz Street. In 2008, the population of Safed was 31,000.