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Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
#About the City of Tel Aviv Jaffa

Tel Aviv Jaffa, or Tel Aviv for short, is the largest city in Israel and has the second largest population in the country. Tel Aviv is the center of finances, culture, communications and art in Israel. Here is the Stock Exchange, Central Bank locations, many consulates and embassies. The National Theater is located here, the Philharmonic Choir and the major newspaper infrastructures.

More than a million foreign visitors come here each year, Tel Aviv is one of the most toured city in Israel. This city is also very accepting and liberal - for the LGBTQ community - and many from this community come here for vacations and visits. These visitors admit to a freedom and Tel Aviv as a heaven for liberality and acceptance of the community and its rights.

In 2003 Tel Aviv was recognized as a World Heritage Site. This is especially thanks to its "White City" appeal, it has the highest density in the world for the German style of building the Bauhaus from the 1920's.



#Tours

Want to tour Tel Aviv? - We have a few tours all ready for you. Click on the tag "Walking Tours in Tel Aviv".



#Must See Sites

Want to see the most popular sites in town? - Click on the tag "Must see in Tel Aviv".



#With Children

A whole family visit? - Click on the tag "Attractions for children in Tel Aviv".



#Food

Unforgettable meal? - Click on the tag "Must eat in Tel Aviv".



#Tips

At restaurants in the city it is customary to leave at least a 10% tip, and some would put down a 15% tip.



#Interests

Interested in certain things? - Click on the tag "Interests".



#Israel Country Code

+972



#Savings

Supermarkets - The chain Cofix offers a variety of items all for 5 NIS, almost everything is a making a meal for vacations.
Free Events - Find the group "Free Entrance in Tel Aviv Jaffa" on Facebook or the website " Tel Aviv for Free" at the link below.
For Public Transportation - But a loadable ticket for the enterity of your trip in Tel Aviv.
Discounts are Various Locations - Use either a student card or pensioner card.
Picnics - Yarkon Park and Park South are great places to have picnics. Also in the large parks around Tel Aviv are big and relaxing spaces.



#Shopping
On Allenby Street there are looks for stores with great finds at great prices. Also King George Street is the beginning of the Carmel Market. Dizengoff Center has many options, and it is a nice way to cool down in summer (there is also the Azrieli Mall if you are looking to cool down).



#Entertainment

At areas like the Tel Aviv Port or Sarona Market you can find many wonderful restaurants and cafes. The "Haoman 17" club in Tel Aviv is recommended for dancing, as well as other clubs around the port.



#Electric Outlets

The possible types of plug are Type C and Type H.



#A Taste of the Upcoming Trip? - Here's a video That Will Show you the City in All its Beauty:

https://youtu.be/WD5SdF9qoMw



#24 Hours Hyper Lapse:

https://youtu.be/dwWfPlbdQuY



#A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/MwzKndR30D0
Tel Aviv
Trumpeldor Cemetery
#About the Cemetery for the Greatest Cultural Figures and Veterans of Tel Aviv

Behind a high stone wall with three gates, one of Tel Aviv's oldest cemeteries is the Trumpeldor C emetery. This is without doubt the most prestigious cemetery in Tel Aviv.

The cemetery on Trumpeldor Street in Tel Aviv was established in 1902. This year, the cholera epidemic broke out in Egypt and spread to Israel. The Ottoman authorities then forbade burying the victims of the plague in the Jewish cemetery in Jaffa, which was located in the heart of the city. This was the reason why Shimon Rokeach, one of the leaders of the Jewish community in Jaffa, obtained from the authorities 12,000 square meters of government ownership, which were far from the city then. He turned it into the new cemetery.

Soon the cemetery began to serve the new city of Tel Aviv, founded in 1909. Over the years it was neglected. In the end, a new cemetery was established in 1932, which took its place. It is located in the Nahalat Yitzhak neighborhood of the city.

In preparation for the 100th anniversary of Tel Aviv, the restoration and preservation of the cemetery began. During which special tombstones were exposed and renewed. Since then, the public has become very interested in this cemetery, where quite a few well-known and important people have been buried in Israel's history.

Want examples ? Tel Aviv Mayor Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv, Shimon Rokeach, founder of the cemetery, and Mayor of Tel Aviv, Aharon Shlush, founder of Neve Tzedek, and others. There are writers here, such as YH Brenner and David Shimoni, painters such as Nachum Gutman and Reuven Rubin, and cultural and music figures such as Shoshana Damari and Arik Einstein. There are also leaders and public figures such as Moshe Sharett.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/xgYumuJsk7w


Bloggers:

https://youtu.be/DLVx0jCmELY


Instruction:

https://youtu.be/QUx8L1DlAqU
Tel Aviv
Yaffo Tel Aviv
#Haim Cohen's Urfalim Restaurant

Yaffo Tel Aviv is located in the Electra building in Tel Aviv, is a neighbor to companies like Google and PayPal. It seems that, like them, it is about excellence and professional work. This is a root kitchen, not sophisticated and not pretending - professional but with a domestic heart.

This restaurant, one of Chef Haim Cohen's restaurants, brings to your table his mother's urfalim food, along with the ideas and influences that this creative and root chef has gathered. A large portion of the dishes here are cooked in a tabun in the center of the restaurant. The dishes themselves are seasoned and based on the season's vegetables and fruits and the variety of raw materials available for the kitchen.

Yaffo Tel Aviv's menu has quite a few sparkles, but it is based on a popular kitchen that receives chef's tweeks and upgrades. From the tabun dish to tehini to the calamari, the burekas with crabs and the tail of the bull with spinach tortellini - everything here is for a taste adventure that feels natural, Israeli and sophisticated.



A Quick Visit:

https://youtu.be/vq0BqQSQPjM
Jaffa Hill
Jaffa Hill
#About Jaffa's Ancient Hill

Every time it is said that Jaffa is one of the oldest cities in the world, they mean that the oldest ruins were found in archeological digs on the Jaffa hill. This is where the most ancient ruins in all of Jaffa were found. There are ruins dating back to more than 4,000 years. On the southern side of the hill you can see excavations where interesting things were found, like the gates to an Egyptian city from 3,500 years ago. Jaffa was born from this hill.

This hill was a strategic location, good for the protection and construction of fortresses. Its great advantage is that it overlooks the sea and provides a good view for all sides. The remains of a settlement from the end of the 17th century BCE were discovered in an area that is now located in the "Ramses Gate Garden." Some two hundred years later, the great conqueror and founder of the Egyptian empire, Pharaoh Thutmose III, conquered it. According to an ancient papyrus, here one of Thutmose III's army ministers, Tzchuti, preceded the Greeks with the Trojan horse trick. He hid armed soldiers in baskets and gave the baskets to the governors of the Old City, the soldiers burst out of the baskets and conquered the city.

If you go up a little bit to the top of the hill, you will reach the top of Jaffa Hill. From there you will see a fascinating view of Tel Aviv as a whole and the Tel Aviv-Herzliya coastline and on days with especially good visibility Hadera can even be seen.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/mZMwtAKk4X0

Tel Aviv

Nachlat Binyamin
Nachlat Binyamin
#About the Pedstrian Walkway Which is a Cute Tel Aviv Market

Visitors to Tel Aviv should not miss one of the colorful and pleasant events the city has to offer. This is the pedestrian walkway of Nahalat Binyamin, which takes place every Tuesday and Friday and on holiday evening, in the northern part of the street, from Magen David to Gruzenberg, including the streets of Rambam and Hashomer.

This is the happy and colorful Tel Aviv Artists Fair, where you can walk around and buy something for someone you love. All the works sold at the fair are handmade and are sold by the artists themselves. There is a large variety of decorative works, mobiles, sculptures, funny signs, photographs, paintings and other artifacts.

The Nahalat Binyamin pedestrian walkway is the oldest and largest of its kind in Israel. The purpose of the Tel Aviv municipality, when it opened it, was to preserve the culture of manual labor and craftsmanship, in the modern and industrialized world of technology and in the era of mass production, industrial robots and conveyor system.

The Nahalat Binyamin fair artists are accepted by a municipal admissions committee, which examines meticulously and accepts only artists who sell the hand-made works they create with their own hands and demonstrate a true artistic ability.

Nahalat Binyamin Street is known as Tel Aviv's canvas street, because of the numerous fabric stores in it. You will find many fabrics for different purposes. Go into them - a once-in-a-lifetime experience with guaranteed samples!



#A Little About Architecture

Raise your head up and look at the amazing houses here. The pedestrian walkway is located right in the heart of the "White City" of Tel Aviv. There are eclectic buildings here, combining Arabic and Western, Mediterranean and European styles, here and there you can still see buildings with tiled decoration in the ornate style called Art Nouveau. Newer buildings, from the 1930's to the 1950's, were built in the Bauhaus style, the international style that Tel Aviv is considered to be its greatest preserver in the world.

Since 1985, the northern part of the street has become a pedestrian walkway that stretches from Gruzenberg to "Magen David Square" on Allenby Street. The old houses began to make a come back with wealthy people, who renovated them and were required to ensure their preservation. Cafes and restaurants replaced a large number of textiles shops and found their place - alongside clothing stores and a studio of young fashion designers.



#The History of Tel Aviv's Long Street

Historically, Nahalat Binyamin Street itself was once Tel Aviv's longest street. Today the street starts from the Florentine neighborhood in south Tel Aviv and reaches Magen David Square in the north.

Nahalat Binyamin neighborhood itself is a neighborhood that was established parallel to the Ahuzat Bayit and not its continuation. Already on December 5, 1909, the first houses were built, and then it included one street, parallel to the main street of Ahuzat Bayit, Herzl Street.

In 1911, Nahalat Binyamin joined Ahuzat Bayit, which at this stage was already called "Tel Aviv". An agreement was signed whereby Tel Aviv provided water and services to Nahalat Binyamin and their streets will be connected, while Nahalat Binyamin will participate in the cost of maintaining municipal infrastructures. A year later, the plot was finally annexed to the city of Tel Aviv and became an integral part of the developing city.

Nahalat Binyamin was once the textile street of Tel Aviv, as it was known for its many fabric stores. Today, a small and representative part of it remains, mainly in the northern part of the street, where the fair is held.

In 1921, the Spector Hotel, the first hotel in Tel Aviv, was established. A year later, it established the first public garden in Tel Aviv, a garden that does not exist today, since it's now a parking lot for cars ...



#The Funny Story About the Binyamin of the Street

The name of the street and neighborhood is an amusing issue in itself. The neighborhood's founders decided to call the street and the "Nahalat Binyamin" neighborhood. Only they did not know where they were going to put. It was clear that the tribe of Binyamin deserved it, but they decided that the Binyamin, after whom it would be named, would agree to help finance the construction of the neighborhood.

They promised that if the JNF, the Jewish National Fund, would help, the street named for Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl, and if the assistance came from the Rothschild family, the Baron Benjamin Edmond de Rothschild would be remembered on the street.

But in the end neither of these bodies helped and the founders of the neighborhood decided that the street would be named after the tribe of Binyamin.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/jVgWj5SiUc4
Hatachana Compound
Hatachana Compound
#About the Complex that was Once a Turkish Train Station and Today is a Lively and Vibrant Outing Complex

It was born as a train station that from here metal tracks left on the Jaffa-Jerusalem line. This station operated between 1892-1948 and is considered the first rail line in Israel. The station then included the station building and its facilities, the Templar Willand house, who the father built near the family's factory, which produced floor tiles, bricks, and cement for construction. The factory near the station enabled the Templar company to move products to Jerusalem and the Jaffa port, and ship easily to Europe.

The train from Jaffa to Jerusalem began in the late 19th century, after a process of almost 50 years of convincing the Sultan to approve this plan and to actualize it. This line is destined to become the first form of transportation in Israel, and in the region between Turkey and Egypt, that will replace camels as a form of transportation for heavy and long destinations.

At the end of the British mandate that station was being used mainly for military purposed, a military that built a camp, lead trainings, and transferred armor to Britain, during their evacuation of Israel. It was used until the eruption of the War of Independence.

After the establishment of Israel, the station was neglected for many years. Lately, the city of Tel Aviv has renovated the complex and expanded it, as entertainment and going out area. The restorations and renovations put an emphasis on preserving the original design and decorations on the historic buildings, and part of the railway line was restored. There are now 22 buildings from different time periods, all this on 20,000 square meters.



#The History of the Construction of the Jaffa-Jerusalem Train Line

Already by the mid-19th century Moshe Montefiore had spoken about wanting to build a metal train line in Israel. Montefiore, who wanted to establish in Israel modern manufacturing, understood that one of the difficulties was a crucial lack of transportation of machinery and raw materials for such an industry. After much convincing at the Turkish Sultan Abdul-Hamid II, the Sultan approved the concession for a railway line 30 years later. The person who was able to buy the concession was Yosef Navon, an eccentric businessman from Jerusalem. Together with his partner, Navon tried to find investors to fund the plan, but failed. The concession was sold to a French company, and this is who eventually built the railway line from Jaffa to Jerusalem, and built the stations alongside it.

It took the French company two years to build the railway line. With its completion, in 1892, the official age of trains began in Israel. In a grand ceremony that was held in the Jerusalem station, the new line was opened, and the symbol for the start of the ceremony was the train's arrival from Jaffa. This is the time when a name was found and declared to "all new transportations" arriving to Israel. It turns out that Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the revivalist of the Hebrew language, proposed the name "Rakevet" for the locomotive and the caravans that it pulls.



#About the Train Itself

Even though it was a technological advancement in Israel, the first train to arrive in Israel was anything but modern. It went slowly and took 4 hours to get from Jaffa to Jerusalem. This line also had its limitations, during its first years the train only went in each direction once a day.

The price of a trip to Jerusalem in those days was 50 Qirsh in the fancy first class, and 30 Qirsh in the economy. And who didn't ride it? From pilgrims and tourists, to merchants and residents who traveled to the holy places or visited relatives in Jerusalem and in cities like Lod and Ramle, along the road. The entourage of the German Kaiser Wilhelm II also found itself traveling in a car that was specially decorated for this purpose and of course - the most famous traveler - the Visionary of Israel, Theodor Herzl.

On the eve of the first World War, almost 200,000 travelers rode the train, along with 50,000 tons of goods.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/6yeGbYxtk6Y


A Tour Around the Station:

https://youtu.be/Waelkdjz3go
Flea Market
Flea Market
#About Tel Aviv Jaffa's Flea Market

The picturesque flea market in Jaffa is a well-known and loved Tel Aviv establishment, by residents and visitors. Like all of Israel and especially Tel Aviv Jaffa, many interesting people can be see here: buyers of old furniture who buy one day, and the next sell at exorbitant prices, French immigrants who live nearby and come to meet the people in the market, tourists who come to see locals haggle and sunbathe in the winter sun and collectors looking for bargains with sophisticated sellers, as if there is no tomorrow ... and by the way, if you are looking for a good deal, you should arrive early in the morning, because later all the good items disappear.

This flea market has operated for many years, from the 19th century, at the time when Jaffa was the entryway to the country. Here you can find second-hand products, sometimes their prices are ridiculous, but often prices are reasonable, which show how popular the market is today. Business here is centralized in different areas, by categories. There is an area for jewelry and clothing, there are many furniture stalls on the main road of the market, the inner market alleyways are full of Middle Eastern items, like rugs, nickel lamps and more, there are also rather expensive stores for ancient art pieces from around the world. There are no tours here - you should just wander, discover whatever you can!

The Jaffa flea market is open six days a week, Sundays to Fridays, from early in the morning until the evening. The charm and magic of the Middle East market melt the hearts of visitors, and is also pleasant for Israeli and Tel Avivians, many who come here on a weekly basis.

There are nearby culinary establishments, such as Abulafia and Dr. Shakshuka, these are pleasant to the palate and the belly. Go enjoy!



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/8-TkY9HI2Oo
Immanuel Church
Immanuel Church
#About the Church

The Immanuel Church was a long and narrow steeple that is easy to identify from far away. This is a small church located across from the Immanuel Hostel, what used to be the Jerusalem Hotel. It is located in the American-German colony, located on Bar Hoffman Street 15, in Jaffa. This colony is famous for its wooden houses and is called the American colony, even though after the Americans left it actually became German...

The Church is also German. The church was actually built for the German emperor's visit Wilhelm II in 1898. The colony residents, the Templars, did not usually build churches, but the Evangelist Christians also settled in the colony at the same time and wanted to build a church, and the land that was donated by the Baron Ustinov, made this possible. There was a plan that the emperor would join the ceremony for the building of the church, but because of delays in the ceremony that the emperor was not able to participate. After the church was built in 1904, the emperor and his wife donated the church bell. A couple of German architects designed the church, Ernest Fogt and Paul Grott.

In European standards, the hostel is not impressive, but it is worth a visit because of its modesty and simplicity, and the organ concerts that happen here occasionally, and sometimes during Sunday Mass. The ceremonies during the week are held both in Hebrew and in English.



#About the Immanuel Church's Organ

The organ in the Immanuel Church in Jaffa is used to ritual purposes but also plays an important role in the cultural life of Tel Aviv. This is the only organ in Tel Aviv that is used regularly for organ concerts.

The planning of the building was designed for a large and impressive organ, considering the building size. As opposed to the first organ which deteriorated and broke down because it did not fit the local weather, the new organ was built in 1977 and it stands pretty well against the warm Israeli weather.



#About the Church's Architecture

The Immanuel Church is not very large. It is built in the Neo-Gothic style. Notice the narrow and sharp steeple, and the bell tower on the western side of the building.

The church is built with a European look - its stones are brown and the roof is made of red tiles. There are colorful stained glass art, made by the Norwegian artist Victor Sparre in the 1977 renovations.

At the church's balcony is the organ. Above the balcony seats is a circular window made up of small windows in the shape of a flower. Other windows have colorful flowery shapes, expect the middle window where two hands are seen lying over a lamp.

On the Eastern wall of the church's hall is an apse, a circular prayer socket with a simple wooden altar and a lamp on it. The three stained glass windows in the apse describe the birth of Jesus, the love of God, the Holy Spirit and angels, hovering over the "New Jerusalem," that was described in the Book of Revelations in the New Testimate. The New Jerusalem is described by its 12 gates and 12 towers, all symbolizing the 12 apostles and the 12 tribes of Israel.

In the church's walls on the south and north sides, are three permanent windows each, the middle one in each of these is slightly higher than the rest.

On the Northern wall you can see the prophet Jonah in the belly of the fish. In the center window the population of Nineveh becoming religious, and on the right is Jonah sitting under the tree. On the south wall you can see St. Peter standing on the left erecting Tabitha from her death, the dream of Peter in the center and the baptism of Cornelius on the right.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/91H9x8slzVQ


Sabil Abu Nabbut
Sabil Abu Nabbut
#About the Ancient Water Fountain on the Road from Jaffa to Jerusalem, Lod, and Ramle

A sebil is a public building that is built to provide water to passersby. Sebils are built in Muslim regions, there are religious reasons for these fountains, as well as to give water to thirsty people, and provide drinking water for camels and other animals.

In the famous road to Jerusalem, through Lod and Ramle, there is a sebil in Abu Nabbut. It is a Muslim sebil, from the Ottoman period that is an impressive structure that has survived in Jaffa.

The sebil is named after the cruel Mayor of Jaffa in the early 19th century. His name was Muhammad Al-Shamai but because of his cruelty, his nickname was Abu Nabbut, meaning "Father of the Club."

Behind the sabil is a small park named also for Abu Nabbut, with a few statues, including a statue of Igael Tumarkin.

This is not the only sebil dedicated to this man- another sebil was built in old Jaffa and called after him. Only the base of the building remains today. On top of this base, in 2011 a new sebil was built, it can be seen next to the Mahmudiya mosque, on Rosslan Street in Jaffa.



#About the Sebil Structure

Notice the fairly large sebil building, built in the Seljuk style. Its rectangular shape, and three red domes above, small towers in four corners and above them are four more red domes.

In the sebil in Abu Nabbut are two graves and a few windows, located in the structure's small space, the entrance is on the Eastern side. The entrance today is blocked by a barred door.

Notice the marble arch, both in white and red color. In the center are water fountains, and above is Arabic text that blesses the Sultan Mahmud II wishers the sebil drinker's health.

Here is the text translation (from Wikipedia):
"God will be what Allah wants. In the name of Allah, the Merciful and the kind, this place of drinking was built in the days of the victorious king, the honor of our Lord, the Sultan Mahmud II. Health for every drinker. The Muslim year 1230 CE."




Sebil Abu Nabbut on the Road to Jerusalem:

https://youtu.be/qVeBc-Xh9sM



A Closer Look at the Sebil Abu Nabbut:

https://youtu.be/IPTauNoiOPY



Pictures of the Sebil from the 19th and 20th Century:

https://youtu.be/HLNo24DEhq8
TEDER.FM
#About the Bar Where One Can Enjoy A Great Night

In the external area of Beit Romano, the Teder Bar is located. This is not exactly a normal bar, but is more of an outdoor space that returns as a bar each summer. This is a bar that is a part of an internet radio station. It was born in the summer of 2010 across from the Big Synagogue on Allenby Street, and since 2013 has moved into the large space in front of Beit Romano.

Many people crowd the area each evening. Young, trendy, and people who love music, come to listen to the broadcasting of the stations, that is blasts in the bar. Each night there are great hosts for the show, that record from a van that is parked nearby.

Dozens of tables host the people who come for the music, the good food, and the great atmosphere. The music and alcohol is also great and simple food. The pizzas served here was made in the pizza restaurant by Eyal Shani and the bar serves alcohol and specially made slushy drinks.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/M_Qfy6Ias4M



Custome Party at the Teder:

https://youtu.be/ZwWgIXDdAdU
Clock Tower Square
#About the Square with the Clock Built by the Turkish

The Clock Tower Square (HaSha'on Square) is one of the main and known areas of Jaffa, from its days as a Turkish stronghold. Of course its name originated from the clock tower itself. The tower is built from sandstone. It is one of about 1,000 clock towers but in the 20th century by the Ottoman Empire. Originally the tower was built in 1906 by Turkish Ottomans that controlled Israel, for the 25th anniversary of the Turkish Sultan Abdul-Hamid's crowning.

At the top of the tower there used to be four clocks, two of which showed the time in Europe. If you look carefully you can see that the first two floors have round edges. These are the original foundations for the tower. Only in 1911 another floor was added, and you can see the difference by its square edges. When the clock was moved to the top floor, a greenish copper plate was added to the clock's original location.

At the tower windows you can see a combination of metal decorations, that describe the history of Jaffa.



#Around the Square

If you turn your head towards the west, to the sea, you will see what is called in Turkish a "Kishla." This is where the Turkish police station and prison was in Jaffa. The British also used this place as a police station, and this is where Jewish underground fighters from the Irgun and Lehi were imprisoned. Until a few years ago it was an active police station in the State of Israel. In 1971, the most popular Israeli film, "The Policeman Azulai," was filmed here, starring Shaya Ophir with his shining performance.

On the other side, towards the East, you can see old looking columns. These are not Roman ruins, during the Ottoman Empire this was the Turkish Saray - the Turkish mayor's house. Later the Jaffa municipality was also located here. During the War of Independence, on January 4, 1948, the Lehi militant group bombed it. A truck parked across from the building exploded and destroyed the building, expect the columns you see today.

If you go 50 meters away from the clock tower, towards the south, you will reach the Abulafia Bakey, a well-known establishment selling Middle Easter baked goods and all delicious.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/ATYsehz-JNI


Tour the Clock tower:

https://youtu.be/UM1Incm1h7E
Dizengoff Center
#About the First Mall in Israel

Dizengoff Center is maybe one of a few well-known shopping centers, and symbols of the city of Tel Aviv. This is a big shopping center, a place that attracts a large crowd on a daily basis, from young and old. There is a theater, fashion stores, music, wellness, pharmacies, books, utensils, and more. The center also has areas for children to play, gym facilities, and a pool that are open 24 hours a day.

From an architectural point of view, the mall is divided into two areas, connected by a pedestrian bridge, underground passageways, and crosswalks. Today, above the center are two buildings, the first is the residential building "Dizengoff Tower," and the second is an office building regarded as a "Super Building."

The center's concept is a city within a city - a commercial center that will include shops, air-conditioned walkways, vertical gardens, and public spaces. The inspiration for the project came from the Rockefeller Center in New York City. The vision was that a person could live in complex their entire lives, without have to ever leave, and therefore had to include adult activities, commerce areas, offices, stores, and a gym. And so, today there are about 40,000 visitors a day into the center, and it provides a full shopping experience.


#History of the Building

The place where the center stands was originally a small neighborhood with shack houses, Nordia neighborhood. Here, a few thousand immigrants lived from Europe, that were houses in 200 shaks. In 1955 a competition was held for the planning of the center. The winners were Aba Elchanani and Arieh Lotan, who planned to developed 10 housing buildings for the immigrants and commercial use.

It seemed that the center's future was decided with the vision of the buildings, for years there were disagreements over what is right to build, and how. Finally, the Peltz family and Shmuel Plato Sharon purchased the land in 1970. They initiated the construction of the Dizengoff Center commercial center.

The developers realized that years later Dizengoff Street became the center of Tel Aviv's commercial and entertainment life, they had a chance to locate a successful shopping center. They decided to build here the largest shopping center in Tel Aviv, the first of its kind in Israel. Like the street, which the entrepreneurs named after Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv.

After years of construction, the shopping center was opened to the public in 1977. As expected, it became a huge success and won the nickname "the center."



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/kmWN9QwsTs8


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/80xsGanApZE


Hazi Dean the Magician who Did a Magic Trick on this Wall:

https://youtu.be/uEh_hn7OLO0
Fountain Zodiac Signs
#About the Fountain that Was Built on a Wishing Well

Not only Rome can boast with impressive fountains, Tel Aviv also has a Fontana di Trevi and it is right here. Because in the Fountain Zodiac Signs, located in Kedumim Square in Jaffa, all the signs are sculpted with limestone, combined with water and lighting effects.

The fountain was sculpted in 2011 by Varda Givoli and Ilan Gelber. You will be interested to know that artifacts from the Ottoman period discovered beneath the fountain prove that here was exactly a well of wishes, to which they used to throw coins.

If you thought that the zodiac signs in Jaffa ended here, you were wrong. The names of the streets of Old Jaffa and the Bridge of Wishes that connects Tel Aviv with Kedumim Square are connected to the various zodiac signs.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/h2S8SurBsrM


A Visit:
https://youtu.be/pznYI0kMuFA
Kikar Hamedina
#About the Dear Square in Israel

State's Square (Kikar Hamedina) is one of the largest squares in Israel. It was designed by the renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, together with Israel Lotan and Aba Elhanani, who planned the residential buildings. The square surrounds the 5th of Iyar Street.

In the 1960's, there were quite a few circuses that appeared in the square. In the early 1970's, impressive luxury buildings were built here. The luxury stores and international designer stores opened here have made it a particularly expensive shopping area.

Between 2002 and 2003, an illegal protest tent was set up here for the homeless, who called the square "the loaf of bread." In the end, the protesters were evacuated from there, with a court's eviction notice.

In 2011, a demonstration was held here against the cost of living in the country, which included some 300,000 demonstrators. In recent years, huge parties have been held here on Purim.


A Closer Look at Purim:

https://youtu.be/-OOrtJXarTc


A Huge Party in the Square with DJ Astrix:

https://youtu.be/Y2v-AvfFgKU


A View from Above

https://youtu.be/BxqNxSfdMKQa
Hof Ha'Tzuk
#About the North Coast of Tel Aviv

The most northern beach of Tel Aviv-Jaffa and the most popular among them, is located one kilometer west of the Glilot Junction. This is the Clif Beach (Hof Hatsuk), which offers visitors renovated facilities, public toilets, showers, sports facilities and a wide and pleasant promenade alongside green lawns.

Many see it as a perfect beach for the hot summer days. Except for swimming and sunbathing en masse, you'll see couples playing in the paddles, kite surfing and families sitting on the sand playing.

Cliff Beach was renovated in 2005 and is active throughout the year and has two lifeguard stations (north and south coast). Its entrance to the south is adjacent to the Sea & Sun area and to the north near the Mandarin Hotel.


#Tips

If you walk north on the beach, you will reach the Herzliya beach and Herzliya marina, near the Arena Mall.


Surfing at the Beach:

https://youtu.be/Z0ip5wVeMhY


A View from Above:

https://youtu.be/9kx4_oa9Pc
Jerusalem Beach
#The Jerusalem Beach that is in...Tel Aviv!

Next to the Opera House you will find a wide beach - the Jerusalem Beach. The beach is incredible and especially fun. There are all the needed bathroom amenities, and young looking hotties everywhere!

But one minute, Jerusalem Beach in Tel Aviv? If you were wondering about the name of the beach, it was given in the 80's by the mayor of Tel Aviv at the time, Shlomo Lahat, as a gift for his Jerusalem colleague
Teddy Kollek, who was celebrating the 20th anniversary of Jerusalem's unification.

The Beach won the prestigious award of the "Blue Flag," given to beach with high standards in the themes of environmental education, quality of swimming water, general management, and bathroom facilities.



#Tips

It's easy to get to the beach by public transportation, and those coming by car can park at one of the many private parking lots around.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/intYWlRTJU4


Bloggers

https://youtu.be/Pk3ncfjuddg
Kuli Alma
#About the Excellent Musical Complex with Great Food

Kuli Alma is a musical and cultural complex, which used to be a small shop and store and today it is a bar and a popular club. DJ's are hosted from all over the world and there are quite a few Israeli and international performances. The musical line ranges from electronic, black, soul and punk music.

The complex has three seating areas on different levels, two well-equipped bars and a beautiful design. In fact, on the first floor there is a closed bar with a dance floor, a courtyard with a private bar, a kitchen and a projector. On the upper floor there is a large long balcony.


#Tips

There will not be one corner in this place where you will not want to photograph selfies or interesting images for Instagram.

Order one of the excellent pizzas of the place and do not miss the vegan pizza with cashews. For those interested - there are also equally great salads.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Pvob1G3s31k


Up-to-date, Trendy, Working:

https://youtu.be/dfQ8qNPzWmE


Luna Park
#About Tel Aviv's Amusement Park

The Luna Park in Tel Aviv is the local amusement park in the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds in the northern part of the city. It is one of the most fun-filled and amusing places in the city for family entertainment.

The Luna Park was opened in 1970, and maintained by the city of Tel Aviv as a replacement for "Luna Park Jaffa" that once existed. At first the park had only three rides, a ferris wheel, bumper cars, and a carousel. With time, the park expanded and rides were added, like a roller coaster called the "Black Mamba," and more.

At the end of the 1980's, the Luna Park was sold to the private company Fun City, that maintains over parks in Israel (like the Meymadion - Tel Aviv's waterpark).

The brave can try a few recommended rides, some of which can be terrifying:

Anaconda- a 280 meter long roller coaster, with a speed of 98 kilometers per hour. Every hours about 780 people ride this roller coaster.

Black Mamba- an elevator, where 16 people are flown to the top at 65 meters, at the speed of 72 kilometers per hour, and are then dropped back down.

Luna Cinema- Screening movies in 7 dimensions, with moving chairs, an overall shaking experience.

Roller Coaster-traveling through a scary tunnel, haunted castle, and a street with scary dolls.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/uLUB_tOHkI4


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/DDo283c_uHo


About the Rides:

https://youtu.be/tg60969lwlc
Meymadion Water Park
#About Tel Aviv's Large Water Park

The Meymadion Water Park in Tel Aviv is one of the largest in Israel. In the heart of the Dan region, in a green and flourishing area in the Yarkon Park, the Meymadion has green lawns, shaded picnic areas, and more. The water park was opened in 1900, and covers over 100,000 square meters.

In the Meymadion you will be able to find water slides, swimming pools, and fun family attractions (for small toddlers up to adults). There are a variety of great rides, including the Side Winder, meteor slides, tubing tracks, a wave pool, Olympic sized swimming pool, and more. In the park you will find the largest slide in Israel - it's no suprise that tens of thousands of visitors come here every summer!

In the park are also sport facilities- fields for soccer, basketball, and volleyball. The park also has a stage that an entertainment group performs at throughout the day, maintaining the high levels of happiness of all the visitors.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/TJd9O215Kns
Opera Tower
#About the Building Based on Geometry

One of the buildings that most turn heads on the Tel Aviv-Jaffa boardwalk, is the Opera Tower. If we don't include the hotels in the area, it was the first of the buildings on the coastline, and created a massive change in the boardwalk in the 1990's.

The Opera Tower is 82 meters tall, and has 23 floors. The roof of the building has a big rooftop pool. Its uniqueness comes from its architectural interest, that reminds of the Post-Modern archiceture of the United States.

The exterior is designed with pointy arches, that preserve something of the original buildings that was here - the Opera Building. In the new building, the colonada, or the colonnade avenue in the entrance to the building, was covered with gray marble slabs, in the spirit of the Post-Modern style. The shape of the residential building is the same as that of the letter 'R.' and its floor area is gradually decreasing with the lower floors.


#History of the Building

The building was built in the same place as the old Opera Building of Tel Aviv. There used to be the Hotel San Remo here, that was built at the beginning of the 1930's. Since 1958 the Opera Tower has stood here, that operated until 1982, and gave the square its name - the Opera Tower Square.

The modern tower was designed in 1993, by architects Abraham Wiskey and Yossi Sivan. The purpose was to build a big shopping center, with residential apartments above. The building was built after the existing building was destroyed. On its ground floor, the well-known music store was located, Tower Records, and on the third floor a movie theater with 5 auditoriums was opened. In the big shopping center in the building was the cafe "Phantom of the Opera."

After the place's popularity declined, and many businesses began leaving, the commercial section of the building was left abandoned. So the owners of the building turned the area into an expensive boutique hotel.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/i2NkwcEWEAI



A Visit:

https://youtu.be/HWL2_mStAAs
Sky Jump
#Trampoline Park

The trampoline park Sky Jump is a large and advanced complex with different experiences of all kinds. You can find different types of activities here, and challenges.

The complex has two main attractions; first, of course is the large trampoline areas for free style jumping, that the place is named after. The second, for children ages 3-5 there is a special trampoline area.

Near the trampolines are also climbing walls, and other great challenges for kids. More activities here fit a variety of ages. They include the foam pit, balance beam, trampoline-basketball, climbing walls, American Ninja Warrior devices (a sort of challenging monkey bar set).


#Tips

There are about 80 jumpers per hour on the trampoline, and there is a rotation every hour. Everything is based on how much room there is left.

The complex is covered and air-conditions, and there are areas for parents to sit and watch the kids place.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/T1cjQF2V8M8


A Visit:

https://youtu.be/c40TzdKyYF4


Bloggers:

https://youtu.be/8BVNsulcsIw
Suspended Orange Tree
Tel Aviv Marina
Tel Aviv Promenade
The Photo House
TLV Farmer's Market


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