About the Cultural SquareThe Cultural Square, or its nickname "Habima Square," is a center of many cultural centers in Tel Aviv. The square used to be a parking lot for visitors to the cultural centers. The parking lot was then moved to an underground facility and has since then, become one of the most popular centers in Tel Aviv.
Around the square you can find the National Theater Habima, the house of the Israeli Philharmonic Symphony, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion that displays modern art and is a part of the Tel Aviv Museum, and Jacob's Garden - a magical corner nestled between the museum and the square.
This square, whose story began in 1935, with the construction of the Habima theater. The IDF was sworn in as the official military of Israel in 1948. Since its establishment in the 1950's, the name of the square became the Orchestra Square.
Recently this square has been returned to life. Instead of a parking lot, the artist Dani Karavan designed a garden with statues and tables for games. This is how Menashe Kadishman's old statue received a nicer backgroung, "Elevation," which stands in the southern corner of the square, opposite Rothschild Boulevard.
In 2011 a public protest gathered here, and in many ways changed the Israeli community. From across the square young people built tents and makeshift homes to protest the rising prices of homes in Israel.