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Tel Aviv,Israel

  • The City of ...

    Tel-Aviv is the New York of the Middle-East. 
    In recent years "the white city" has gained a well-earned reputation as one of the Middle East’s most up-to-the-minute cosmopolitan centers, but the real source of its seductive powers is its joie de vivre. Fly to Tel Aviv to discover this most vibrant metropolis, and the best photography of israeli society. Whether you're looking for sun and surf, a culinary adventure, great architecture and your

    cultural delights, or non-stop nightlife, Tel Aviv is the place for you. 
  • Story of...

    Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 by the Jewish community living in the ancient port city of Jaffa. Tel Aviv and Jaffa merged into a single municipality in 1950, two years after the establishment of the State of Israel.
    Tel Aviv is conveniently located on the Israel Mediterranean coastline, in central-west Israel - just 20 km (12 mi) from Ben Gurion Airport, 60 km (37 mi) northwest of Jerusalem and 90 km (55 mi) south of the city of Haifa. The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate – 

    hot and humid summers and cool and not-too-rainy winters.

    Five Great Reasons to Visit Tel Aviv:

    • Tel Aviv, also dubbed the White City, has one of highest concentrations of Bauhaus buildings in the world.

    In 2003 it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural heritage site. The city is a heady mix of new and old: sleek new skyscrapers share space with the port of Jaffa, the oldest functioning port city in the world. It dates back to biblical times and boasts a park and a thriving artists' quarter, with galleries tucked away in quaint alleys, churches and historic buildings, and an unforgettable seascape.
    • The city is a true cultural hub, with countless art galleries and museums, first of which is the excellent Tel Aviv Museum of Art, boasting one of the world’s largest collections of Israeli art. Next to it stands the beautiful Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, where you can enjoy a night at the opera or a concert of the world-famous Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • The city boasts some great beaches, and its beautiful promenade extends from Jaffa's old port all the way north to the Yarkon River. Locals and tourists alike stroll, bike or rollerblade along this wonderful stretch of the Mediterranean.
    • Tel Aviv's café culture is one of the world's finest. Israel's sunny climate makes it the perfect place to set up tables outside its myriad of cafes, so you can bask in the sunshine and watch the world go by.
    • Tel Aviv is all about clubbing. Some of the most world renowned DJs spin all kinds of music in mega-clubs like HaOman 17, as well as smaller dance bars.
  • Attractions

    The Museum of Jewish Diaspora (Beit Hatfutsot) presents the story of Jewish people and describes the rich and multifaceted Jewish culture, through murals, 3D reconstructions, documentary films, audio-visual displays and other computer-aided multimedia presentations.
    Rabin Memorial - Beside City Hall lies a monument designed by sculptor Yael Ben Artzi honoring Israel’s late prime minister, who was assassinated at a 1995 peace rally. The memorial is made of stones from the Golan Heights, 

    meant to symbolize Rabin’s connection to the land. Graffiti on nearby walls has also been preserved at the spot where locals and tourists pause to pay their respects.
    Neve Tzedek was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the walls of Jaffa.It was built in the late 19th century, and today it is one of Tel Aviv’s most charming and sought-after areas
    One of the neighborhood's gems is the courtyard at the Suzanne Dellal Centre, while the main drag, Shabazi Street, is a lovely place for a leisurely stroll.
    Bialik Street showcases some of the best examples of Bauhaus architecture and design (the street is home to a small museum dedicated to the movement). Also on this pleasant street are the city's first municipal building and Beit Bialik, the renovated home of Haim Nahman Bialik, one of Israel's most celebrated poets.
  • Restaurants

    Tel Aviv's restaurant are world renowned: 
    You can enjoy the best street food (falafel, anyone?); choose from a impressive number of ethnic restaurants from Indian and Chinese to Ethiopian such as the Georgian restaurant Nanuchka, with loads of atmosphere and great cuisine or enjoy the finest and freshest that Israel's top chefs have to offer.
    Every corner of the city offers an big number of culinary options. 
    For fish and seafood restaurants, try the 

    Tel Aviv Port Mul Yam and one of the most famous restaurants in Israel.  

    Dabouch, Ibn Gvirol St. is the best shwarma in Tel Aviv. Pinati and his hummus meals, 43, Bograshov street. 


    Brasserie
     is open 24/7, mix of regulars person and local V.I.P who come here to enjoy great comfort food. There are many trendy eateries at The Station complex in Neve Tzedek.

    Vicky Christina
     is a new tapas and wine bar in a spacious patio, under an old Ficus tree. 

    There's a mix of ethnic and concept restaurants on Rothschild Blvd. 

    Cantina
     is one of Tel Aviv's most happening restaurants, with the added bonus of rubbing elbows with local V.I.P. The food is Italian, and there's no place cooler for people watching. 
    Fisherman is raucous seafood and fish tavern specializing in Balkan food. 

    And don't miss the authentic foods found in Kerem Ha'Teimanim
    Magenda is a kosher Middle-Eastern restaurant or in historic Jaffa the unforgettable Dr. Shakshuka specializes stew of tomatoes, peppers, onions and eggs, served sizzling in a frying pan and scooped up with bread.
  • Best Shopping

    Tel Aviv boasts huge shopping malls like Ramat Aviv MallAzrieli Mall and Dizengoff Center, offering very high-end and luxury brand stores like H&M, Zara or Gap (including some local brands like Castro). 

    Alongside these, there are a number of shopping areas - from exclusive Kikar Hamedina, and visit the vibrant markets of Shuk HaCarmel, one of Israel's most famous place in Tel Aviv. And don't forget 

    the Jaffa Flea Market, the number one place to buy antiques and secondhand household items, vintage clothes and shoes, accessories and bric-a-brac.
  • Tips and trips

    • For a one-stop internet resource on Tel Aviv, including free guided walking tours, visit the official websitehttp://www.tel-aviv.gov.il/Pages/HomePage.aspx
    • Even at the priciest restaurants, a set menu (called a business lunch) will cost you much less than the a-la carte dinner.
    • A great way to explore the city is by the new bike-share program called Tel-O-Fun
    Ranks of green bikes are spread all over the city. This eco-friendly and self-service means of transportation is available 24 hours a day; no need 

    to order in advance. For more details, check out the Tel Aviv official website. \
    Just remember: bike carefully, keep to bike lanes spread around the city, and bear in mind that Israeli drivers are not the most patient bunch.

    Beaches


    Tel Aviv boasts 13 beaches, stretching for 14 km (9 mi) from the northern parts of the city to Jaffa. 
    This is the place to be in the summer, when the heat gets too oppressive, but you can swim, surf or lounge on the beach all year round. 
    The northernmost beach - and much less crowded - is Hatzuk Beach, where you can enjoy a nice breakfast and stunning views. 
    Haklavim Beach is where people go for a stroll with their dogs (hence the name: klavim means dogs in Hebrew). 
    Gordon Beach is much more centrally located, with a promenade, bars and cafés, and a great sea-water swimming 
    pool, where you can do a few laps.

    The Dolphinarium Beach, much closer to Jaffa in the south, has a water sports center, so you can paraglide, windsurf or take a ride on a banana boat. And after a long and exciting day at the beach, nothing beats a nice dinner with a spectacular sunset at Manta Ray, right there on the adjoining Alma Beach.
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