Tel Aviv is the economic and technological center of the country. It is a global city and ranked 25th in the Global Financial Centres Index.
Tel Aviv has been called The World’s Vegan Food Capital, as it possesses the highest per capita population of vegans in the world. Tourism in Israel is one of Israel’s major sources of income, with a record of 25 percent growth since 2016.
Tel Aviv Beaches
From Herzliya to Bat Yam, the Tel Aviv coastal line is stretching to 14 kilometers long with 13 official beaches. Each beach has a different character, with different people and different beach experience, and most of them offers a lifeguard, a rescue station, changing rooms and bathrooms, chairs and sunbeds for rent, special chairs for people with disabilities and shovels free of charge.
Glass bottles are officially banned on beaches. On most of the beaches, you’ll find people playing Israel’s national sport, called tick tack of matkot, and be careful not to step on some jellyfish.
Easy access to the famous Tel Aviv beaches is provided by The Tayelet.
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The promenade, also known in Hebrew as “the Tayelet” has several paved walkways: the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Promenade, the Walter and Elise Haas Promenade and the Gabriel Sherover Promenade. From the heights of these landscaped walkways and parks.
“The Tayelet” features many trendy restaurants, ice cream parlors, boutique hotels and cocktail bars, and a jogging path alongside the 13.5 kilometers long boardwalk.
You’ll find a number of convenient stations along the boardwalk where you can rent a bike.
The Tayelet is one of the perfect spots for joggers and it offers great views to the city, sea breeze, people and long paved paths.
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Neve Tzedek is a neighborhood located in southwestern Tel Aviv, Israel. It was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the old city of the ancient port of Jaffa.
It is one of Tel Aviv’s oldest districts, but restoration works recently have restored it to its former glory.
It offers a great way to spend some time with its oriental architectural style, combined with quaint, narrow streets with small unique boutiques, galleries, and craft and other fascinating shops make Neve Tzedek attraction spot for every type of visitors.
Some popular places are the Suzanne Dellal Center, cafe Suzanna, Shabazi Street, HaTachana – Tel Aviv’s Old Railway station. Neve Tzedek is now turned into the Tel Aviv nightlife area.
The Yemenite Quarter, also known as Kerem haTeimanim, is an old neighborhood in central Tel Aviv, just off the busy Carmel Market and it is one of the most authentic and well-preserved areas in Tel Aviv. Once one of the city’s poorest areas, Tel Aviv’s Yemenite quarter is today enjoying a real estate boom; its picturesque streets are home to tasty Yemenite restaurants and even a boutique hotel.
At the Carmel Market, you can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, household accessories, clothing, paper goods, music, candy, freshly baked bread and pastries, flowers, and much more. The busiest day for the market is on Fridays when shoppers are stocking up for Shabbat.
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Jaffa, also called Japho or Joppa, the southern and oldest part of Tel Aviv–Yafo, is an ancient port city in Israel. Jaffa is famous for its association with the biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon and Saint Peter.
Today, Old Jaffa was transformed from a slum into an artists quarters complete with art galleries, cafes, and high-quality craft shops sell fabrics, ceramics, metal works, jewelry and clothes, some of the area’s best seafood restaurants and nightclubs.
Opened in 2000, the Palmach Museum commemorates the contribution of the Palmach to the creation of the State of Israel. It was designed by Israeli architects Zvi Hecker and Rafi Segal.
The museum is an underground series of multi-media experience chambers, starting with a memorial for the fallen. The Palmach Museum is an experiential museum, covering the Palmach legacy through the stories of individuals and groups. Visitors can join tours and learn more about the story of the Palmach until the end of the War of Independence. The tour is carried out in groups of up to 25 people.
The length of the tour is 90 minutes. The presentation is in Hebrew. English speakers will be provided with a translation through headphones.
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Tel Aviv Museum of Art
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art was established in 1932. The museum houses a comprehensive collection of classical and contemporary art, especially Israeli art, a sculpture garden and a youth wing.
The museum hosted the semi-final allocation draw for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on 28 January 2019.
The Museum’s collection represents some of the leading artists of the first half of the 20th century and many of the major movements of modern art in this period. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, donated in 1950, includes 36 works by Abstract and Surrealist artists
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Dizengoff Circle & Surrounds
Dizengoff Street in central Tel Aviv is one of the city’s most iconic streets. The street runs about 3km southwards through the ‘Old North’ of the city, right into the ‘Lev Hair’ – the center of town. The street is named after Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv and was built during the 1920s.
The square is a circular plaza and has been a focal point of Tel Aviv since its establishment. From the circle, tourists can also walk on Dizengoff Street that runs southeast to Habimah Square. Habimah Square is the cultural center of the city and is home to the Habimah Theater.
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The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot is a global institution that tells the ongoing story of the Jewish people. The museum presents a pluralistic narrative of Jewish culture, faith, purpose and deed as seen through the lens of Jewish history and current experience today.
Onsite, the museum offers a permanent exhibition, children’s gallery, rotating schedule of temporary exhibitions and related programs, conferences, and workshops. The museum’s databases house searchable archives of photos, films, music, genealogy. It contains no artifacts or historical relics and aims at presenting a kaleidoscope of Jewish history and life during 2,500 years of Jewish communities through the use of the most varied and innovative techniques.
Lod is a mixed Jewish-Arab city, about 15 km southeast of Tel Aviv. The name is derived from the Biblical city of Lod. You can visit Lod’s Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, which was rebuilt in 1870 over the original Crusader-era chapel here, and the El-Chodr Mosque, built in the 12th century.
The Lod is colored by its ancient and modern history city and is a model for effective Arab-Jewish shared society.
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