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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.


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".


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


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


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

#Israel Country Code



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.

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).


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.

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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.

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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.

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HaSha'on Square
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.

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Tel Aviv

Dizengoff Center
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."

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

Fountain Zodiac Signs
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.

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Kikar Hamedina
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:


A Huge Party in the Square with DJ Astrix:


A View from Above

Hof Ha'Tzuk
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.


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

Surfing at the Beach:


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Jerusalem Beach
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.


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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).


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.

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#About the Bar Were 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 bar that is a part of an internet radio station. It was born in the summer of 2010 across from the Big Synagogue on Alenby Street, and since 2013 has moved into the large space infront 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. With the music and alcohol is also great and simple food. The pizzas servd here was made in the pizza restaurant by Eyal Shani and the bar serves alcohol and specially made slushy drinks.

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Suspended Orange Tree
#Abut the Hanging Tree in Old Jaffa

The Suspended Orange Tree is a surprising art piece that can be found in the Old Jaffa alleyways. This is no gimmick- the orange tree grows from inside the big hanging ceramic vase, suspended by a chain in the alleyways of Old Jaffa, to the adjacent houses.

The hanging tree is located in the Lion alleyway, on the corner of Hazorfim alley. This is a work of art by artist Ran Morin, who created the statue in 1993. Morin is a born and raised Jerusalem sculpture, alumni of the School of Visual Arts in New York. He is an artist that worked a lot in environmental projects having to do with protecting the environment. In this statue as well, it seems as though he tried to emphasize the breach that is growing between man and nature.

Why an orange? - There is a reason for that. During the last century the orange was a symbol for Jaffa. The orange tree was exported to Israel during the 7th century. It arrived in Israel from the Far East, as a small, round. and sour fruit. Throughout the years, local farmers in Jaffa created and evolved a new variety of oranges, nicknamed "Shmoti Oranges." Around the world the orange won the name "Jaffa Orange." As opposed to the original orange from the East, these were sweet oranges, with the advantage of having few seeds. Until the British Mandate era, and during the first few years of Israel as a country, the agricultural wing became a large and important sector.

Since then, many fields of agriculture have disappeared, giving way to buildings. And still - the brand "Jaffa Orange" continues to be familiar around the world, and sold as a high quality brand. Farmers from different countries pay money for the rights for the brands, in exchange for using the variety and named, for oranges that have never actually seen Jaffa.

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Tel Aviv Marina
#About Tel Aviv's Beautiful and Nice Marina

The beautiful and impressive Tel Aviv Marine is full of yachts, some more fancy and others less fancy. It is located on the beach of the city of Tel Aviv, across from the Atarim Square on the beach. The marina provides a fantastic outing area for the entire family, and it has a charm that lets you enjoy yourself for hours on end.

The Tel Aviv Marina was first established in the 1970's, as part of a vision to create a closer interaction for those who love sailing. The Tel Aviv Marina was the first of its kind in Israel. The building began from the platforms the were built first, the electricity and water systems, and later anchoring infrastructures to docking boats and yachts.

For 30 years, the marina was not renovated or maintained, and so an extensive renovation in 2010 took place. Infrastructure, electricity, water systems, and more were upgraded, piers expanded, and marine anchorage infrastructures were upgraded into floating platforms

In the marina are six piers and a wave breaker along the length of the marina, that enables docking. 320 boats can be docked here simultaneously.

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Tel Aviv Promenade
#About the Long Promenade of Tel Aviv

The Tel Aviv Promenade is a 14-kilometer promenade that stretches across the shores of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, on the Mediterranean coast. This is one of the attractions adored by the city's residents, visitors and tourists.

There are many leisure and recreation activities on the promenade, especially along the beaches. You will see a variety of beaches, some green parks and walking and bicycle paths. The coastal strip also has a marina, anchorage and port complexes, called "Reading," and the Tel Aviv port and the Jaffa port.

On the eastern side of the promenade there are many hotels, restaurants and cafés.

#History of the Boardwalk

In 1924, the first organized bathing beach was opened here, followed by the rest of the beaches, which were the first beaches to be settled in the country. In the 1930's, the municipality operated four lifeguard stations.

In time, more and more beach facilities were added and the promenade was established, today called Herbert Samuel Street.

The promenade was built in the late 1930's, in order to create a physical separation between the bathing areas and walking and touring areas. The boardwalk was raised slightly above the beach and an iron railing was installed, over the years the railing was removed. Although this was inviting and pleasant, during World War II, authorities forbade bathing in the sea and therefore the bustling region was abandoned. In recent decades it has been enjoying life and activity, and has become a major tourist center in Tel Aviv.

#The Promenade Beaches

Today the boardwalk is one of the most important and significant places in Tel Aviv's image as a coastal city. The coastal strip is divided into three parts:

The northern strip - including the cliff beach and Tel Baruch beach.

The main coastal strip - Mitzpeh Beach, Sheraton Beach, Hilton Beach, Gordon Beach, Frishman Beach, Bograshov Beach, Trumpeldor Beach, Jerusalem Beach, Geula Beach, Aviv Beach and the Charles Clore Beach.

The southern strip - with the shore of Givat Aliya, the beach of Jaffa.

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The Photo House
#The Photo Store that has Documented the History of Tel Aviv and the Young Country of Israel

The Photo House (The Tzalmania) is a nostalgic photo shop, opened in 1940 by the photographer Rudy Weinstein. This shop is a real institution. It is considered the largest and highest quality personal print collection in Israel. There are a few reasons for this, but it's important to mention the scope of Rudy's photos and the impeccable order it is maintained in.

Weinstein is known as a photographer who has documented the Israeli settlement and the advancement of the country and its beauty. His most famous photo is the from the Declaration of Independence, that is in a million books, movies, TV shows, documentaries, and more. Besides that, the collection in the Photo House contain endless historical photos, and has about a million negatives from Rudy's camera.

Weinstein passed away in 1992, and his widow, Miriam, continued in his important work. Translations, sorting, revitalizing, and up keeping the collection, above regular camera services that she continued to provide to customers. After Miriam's death in 2011, the family continued to keep the collection and the store, and the incredible collection that Rudy created.

Throughout the years, the Photo House has won international fame, and was talked about in many movies and interviews. Exhibitions on behalf of the archive were exhibited around the world. In 2011, the documentary "The Photographers" documented the joint journey of Miriam Weinstein and her grandson against the destruction of the photography shop, as part of the demolition of the building and the construction of a new building. The film was screened at many film festivals and won prizes.

Today the Photo House has indeed moved to a new place, but to this day it is an archive store open to the public. You can see and purchase Weinstein's original photographs, posters of the photographs, postcards and books.

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TLV Farmer's Market
#About Tel Aviv's Farmer's Market

In the Tel Aviv Port, on the water and overlooking the wonderful view, you can see the Tel Aviv's Famer's Market (Shuk Hanamal). This is a covered and wonderful source for food, with a great variety of things to taste and buy, delicious and appetizing.

The market was opened in 2008, and offers more than 1,000 square meters of food stalls, shops, agricultural stalls with fresh produce and different boutique items.

The two floors of the market present the wide variety that the market offers, including fine meats, fish, fresh seafood, cheeses, olive oil, olives, different spreads, pastas, spices, breads, sausages, and baked goods.

Also - notice the turbines at the roof of the complex -the solar roof uses the wind from the sea to create electricity for the market.


On Friday's is the outdoors farmer's market. There are fruits, vegetables, seeds, seedling, or grain that you can think of.

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Whale Fountain
#About the Smiling Whale of Old Jaffa

The sculpture "The Smiley Whale" was sculpted by the important artist Ilana Goor in 1983. The sculptor for many years dealt with multidisciplinary art and varied design. In the 1990's she decided to open her private home in Old Jaffa to the general public and turned it into the Ilana Goor Museum, where she presents hundreds of her works alongside her art collection.

The sculpture was sculpted by Goor and placed on Pasteur Street in Old Jaffa. The statue, which stands right next to Jaffa port and its museum building, is actually the water fountain that emerges from the body of the whale. Pay attention to the sound of the moving, soothing water that blends with the surroundings and becomes a permanent sound in it.

The statue shows the whale that swallowed Jonah the prophet, according to the biblical story. Jonah left this port, the port of Jaffa, when he fled to Tarshish because of the mission of God, after he refused to go to the city of Ninevah, the capital of Assyria, and to the people who did evil in the eyes of God. According to the Book of Jonah, "Jonah rose up and fled Tarshish from before the Lord, and went down to Jaffa, and found a ship that came to Tarshish."

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Voodoo Bar
Saraya House
St. Peter's Church
Jaffa Port