Destination: Tel Aviv
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2008-10-24
Find out what there is to do in Tel Aviv
Famed for being the city that never sleeps, Tel Aviv is much more than non-stop eating, drinking and partying. Discover essential things to to do.
A rather funky district of Tel Aviv, home to artists and the well to do. Neve Tzedek also serves as the home of the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theatre.
Dedicated to the life of renowned artist Reuben Rubin (born in Romania 1893 and died Tel Aviv 1974). The museum is housed in his former home and provides a showcase of his work which features many Israeli themes including some amazing work showcasing Tel Aviv in the 1920s.
The 'White City' Bauhaus district
A World Cultural Heritage site, the 'White City' area is home to over 4,000 buildings in the Bauhaus - or Modern Movement - style. In the 1930's many immigrants came to Tel Aviv from Germany, numbering among them, the young architects Arie Sharon and Yaakov Rechter, graduates of the Bauhaus School of Art and Design, who brought with them the architectural styles and ideas that make up this area.
Formerly known as Dizengoff House, named after the fi rst mayor of Tel Aviv, it become later known as Independence Hall following the reading of Israel's Declaration of Independence on May 14 1948 by David Ben-Gurion.
The place where the locals buy their fresh foods from hundreds of stallholders selling everything from fruit and vegetables to snacks.
Step back in time from modern Tel Aviv to historic Jaffa where all eras are represented. Among the highlights is the opportunity to see archeological ruins from the Hellenistic and Roman Eras.
Yitzhak Rabin Memorial
Memorial to the assassinated Israeli Prime Minister created by sculptress Yael Ben-Artzi.
Tel Aviv Port
The historic port area has been transformed into an area of shopping, eating and drinking.
The first main street in Tel Aviv and named after the Baron Edmond James de Rothschild. A number of other firsts can be found here including the first street light in the city as well as the first kiosk.
The original house that belonged to the noted writer Chaim Nachman Bialik and features a library of his works which have been translated into more than 25 languages.