What to see in Tel Aviv on your own. Attractions, interesting places

Tel Aviv is a Mediterranean city of contrasts, a symbol of the young state of Israel, the main economic and cultural center of the country. Emerging at the beginning of the 20th century by merging nearby settlements with ancient Jaffa, in a short time it turned into a bustling metropolis, second only to the capital, Jerusalem, in terms of population.

More than 3.6 million tourists come to see the sights of Tel Aviv every year.

Top 10 attractions in Tel Aviv

Modern Tel Aviv is a compact and attractive city for tourists with convenient transport links between districts. It combines sandy beaches with good infrastructure, numerous cafes, restaurants, museums and historical evidence of the creation of the State of Israel.

From Ben Gurion Airport to the city center can be reached in just half an hour. The soft Mediterranean climate allows you to visit Tel Aviv all year round: in winter, the air temperature can be lowered to + 14 ° c. There are periods of severe heat with air temperature up to + 45 ° C. The best months for visiting - from May to October. During this period, the average air temperature is + 30 ° C.

Tel Aviv embankment

View in Tel Aviv to a panorama of a 14-kilometer Mediterranean coast with snow-white sand, affectionate sea and numerous hotels, shops, cafes, restaurants and snacks Main Embankment - Talet.

All Beaches Tel Aviv work according to individual graphics. The entrance to them is free, and the infrastructure has a comfortable rest: most of the beaches are equipped with locker rooms, toilets, shower cabins, exercise equipment, rescue tits and medical points.

Everyone wants to test themselves in chess and national game Matkot (beach tennis), play volleyball on special sites. Beaches will appreciate people with disabilities: there are awnings from the Sun and the possibility of direct descent to the sea. For lovers of reading under the noise of the sea, a project called "Beach Library" with free books.

The embankment is divided into several large beaches, and each of them is suitable for a specific group of vacationers:

Beach Name Description
MezicimBeach next to the old port and boulevard Nordau, called in honor of the cult comedy "Mezitsim" ("peeping" translated from Hebrew), attracts sports and families with children with the presence of sports and children's zones, as well as three volleyball courts. You can have a snack in the bar.
NordauSeparate beach for orthodox jews with all amenities. Works on strict graphics: on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - Entry for men only. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the beach is visited by women. Total days for both sexes - from the evening of Friday to Saturday evening during the so-called Shabbat.
HiltonBeach with calm water, equipped with everything necessary, is located next to the Hilton Hotel. He is chosen by lovers of kayak and surfing, and from the north side is a place for walks with dogs. The middle part of the beach prefers people of non-traditional sexual orientation.
GordonA sports equipped beach with beach football sites and volleyball begins at the intersection of Gordon streets and ha-yaron. Nearby are a fitness club and a paid Gordon Pool pool with a cold sea water and a view of the Mediterranean coast.
Frishman and BurgundyTwo best youth beaches Tel Aviv are located on the streets of the same name near the hotel Dan. They are equipped with volleyball courts and full beach infrastructure. To have a snack, you can look at McDonalds or London Bar.
JerusalemCentral City Beach with all the ensuing consequences: a lot of tourists, residents of neighboring cities, adolescents, pensioners, illegal immigrants and lovers drink right on the seashore. The entrance is located near the BEIT HA-Opera building. The Tel Avivs themselves bypass this beach by side because of the abundance of pigeons, noise and insufficient purity, preferring the Northern Tel-Baruch and paid Ha-Tsuk.
Dolphinarium Beach (drummer beach)Hipster location on the street Retsef Herbert Samuel. Here every Friday there are parties "Welcome to weekends", where they play drums, juggle and dancing capoeur.
Banana BeachQuiet location called in honor of the same name cafe, where films are arranged in the evenings. The beach is suitable for young families and middle-aged people, lovers of meditation and yoga, games Matkot and a relaxing holiday. Located immediately at the Park Charles Klore and a ten minute walk from the carmel market. Nearby is a major surfing school.
AlmaUnofficial secluded beach without waveresses and rescuers, toilets and chaise lounges, equipped with shower and sun canopies. Here come to ride on surfing, take a walk with a dog, admire the sunset and species of old Jaffa. It is also not forbidden to prepare kebabs in the fresh air. Along the beach there is a green lawn with a playground.

Old Jaffa

slowly walking along the modern marine seafront of Tel Aviv towards the north, after half an hour, it is possible to be in one of the oldest continuous populated cities in the world, which is more than 4,000 years. In each structure, in colorful paved streets of ancient Jaffa, the story was frozen. The city is enveloped by a variety of myths and legends.

For one of them, Jaffa founded the son of Noah Yafet - from here and the name of the city arose, which in translation from the Hebrew means "excellent". Another legend reads: The Greek Goddess Andromeda, chained to the rock, was waiting for her Frash's liberator here.

The stones broken from the "cliff Andromeda" still lie in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast and attract the attention of visitors to this area of ​​Tel Aviv.

After a large-scale restoration in the 90s of the 20th century, Jaffa turned into a place of meetings of the city bohemian and the center of attraction of tourists: exhibitions, concerts and performances are held here, authentic shops with Iudaiki objects and jewelry are open, and Israeli artists and Designers have placed in Jaffa workshops and art gallery.

Several streets and attractions of the city are named in honor of the signs of the zodiac circle. One of the places beloved by tourists is the bridge of desires in the middle of the Garden of Ha Press. Looking at it and putting a hand on a sign with his zodiac sign, you can make a cherished desire and, rising in the garden to the sculpture of the gate of faith, admire a sightseeing view of the city.

For culinary impressions, go to one of the cozy restaurants or cafes in the Yaffa port, where you can enjoy freshly cast seafood and, as local residents assure, the most delicious hummus in all Tel Aviv. [149! With her alley. He began his story in the middle of the XIX century, when numerous merchants and pilgrims went to the prosperous port of Jaffa. Gradually, the market has grown and acquired its unique atmosphere.

Nowadays, here you can find antiques for yourself or as a gift for every taste: From the frank "Shirpotreb" to vintage furniture, copper dishes of handmade, silver decorations, leather products, leather, Judaica and original things with the symbols of the USSR, brought by repatriates from the CIS.

A nominal walk in the market in search of an interesting antiques will be a real quest for tourists, where the main rule is to bargain.

For the most profitable purchases, it is better to come in Shuk-A-Pisper early in the morning, the most interesting specimens are not yet bored, or in the late afternoon, when the price for some rarities will be much lower than usual. The market works all week from 9 to 17, and on Friday, before Saturday, it closes at 14.00 before Sabbath.

soaring orange tree

This legendary landmark, cultural symbol of old Jaffa and beloved tourists Place for the photo is located in Jaffa at the intersection of Mazal Dagim and Mazal Arie. The author of the art composition was the sculptor Rene Moritz in 1933. According to his idea, the citrus tree is planted into the clay vessel of the egg-shaped shape and as if hearts in the air on the cable secured between houses.

The tree blooms and fruits under the scorching Tel Aviv Sun, but once a few years it still has to replant and replace it with a new one due to the growing roots.

The composition symbolizes the centuries-old cutoff of the Jews from the Israeli land promised. It was not by chance that the orange tree was chosen. Since the establishment of the state, Israel, the export of citrus variety "Jaffa" helped a young country to emerge from the crisis and raise the economy.

Neve-Zedek

"Evidence of Justice" - so symbolically called this historical district of Tel Aviv 48 families of Jewish repatriates. Under the leadership of Shimon Rocah, they founded in 1887 a new quarter near the city of Jaffa, inhabited by the beginning of the 20th century mostly by Arabs.

New repatriates tried to convey the architecture of their small homeland in the appearance of houses. In the 60-70 years of the XX century, an authentic area with retro buildings wanted to demolish: it was distinguished against the background of modern buildings of the growing Tel Aviv. But urban enthusiasts achieved the right to recognize the Neva-svdek historical monument.

Gradually, the district turned into a bohemian place where it is possible to enjoy silence inside the city bustle: admire the works of artists in local art workshops, visit museums and cozy shops With handmade products, enjoy Israeli coffee in one of the cafes, dinner in the restaurant and evaluate the petrose architecture of local buildings.

In order to fully feel the spirit of the Neve-Zedek, it is worth looking into the house-museum of the founder of the district of Shimon Rokah. His granddaughter, artist Leia Madzaro-Mintz and love renovated the house of the grandfather and opened his workshop and exhibition hall in it.

The Carmel market

The Carmel market beloved by Tel Aviv and tourists (in Hebrew - Shuk-Carmel), located on the street of the same name - this is a place where you can feel the controversial soul of the city and see On colorful trading counters with the Eastern European range of goods.

The history of the market originates in 1913 with the repurchase by Arthur Rupein Arab Land near Jaffa. Then an enterprising Zionist went to the Russian Empire, where 1000 rubles for the plot sold to wealthy Jewish families. After the revolution of 1917, many Jews were forced to emigrate to Palestine. On the redefined lands, they rebuilt at home and founded the first trading rows.

Modern Shuk-Carmel consists of more than 700 outlets and occupies the main street of Carmel and somewhat related streets. Here you can buy everything: from oriental sweets, spices, ripe fruit, vegetables and nuts, meat and fish, organic food and olives to clothes and shoes, jewelry, cosmetics with gifts of the Dead Sea, books and disks, souvenirs, Judaiki and religious attributes.

The market begins work at 8.00 and finishes at 17.00, day off - Saturday. The best time to visit is the morning hours, while not so crowded, and after lunch on Friday, when the Jewish tradition comes a short working day before Shabbat (Saturday), and merchants to two-three hours of the day are selling goods at a very favorable price.

On Tuesdays and Fridays, a fair of handmade goods is held on T. Nahalata Binamin. This is a unique opportunity to acquire unusual Israeli souvenirs, made in a single copy. [187!

White city

View in Tel Aviv on historical buildings in the style of constructivism in the area called the "White City". Houses in the center of the city of 1920-1950s, the construction was painted in bright tones - from here and the name of the district arose. [193! A few decades of the building were not restored, until in 2003, UNESCO did not bring the White City to the World Cultural Heritage List. Since that time, the large-scale restoration of this area of ​​Tel Aviv began.

The White City borders with the Mediterranean Sea in the West, with Allenby Street - in the south, with Begin Road and Ibn-Gabirol Street - in the East and the River Yark - in the north. The architecture of the district perfectly fit into the cultural traditions and climate of the young Tel Aviv.

Tourists worth viewing the original architecture of the White City - the Tel Aviv district, designed by German repatriates. The design features of houses include the fact that they all have white or very light color and narrow, in-depth openings for windows, allowing you to keep the coolness inside the building.

The facades of the buildings are painted in white, reflecting the sun's rays. The windows are designed narrow and deepened to delay the heat and not to skip the bright daylight color. Some buildings built on the columns so that the building was cooled overnight.

Flat roofs of houses, cozy parks and street cafes of the white city became the meeting place of Tel Avivs cool evenings. On the territory adjacent to the houses, local residents organized playgrounds and even places for growing vegetables. The lower floors of buildings were filled with shops, laundries, kindergartens, postal services.

The most popular street in Tel Aviv, Rothschild Boulevard, runs through the White City. It was designed as the first green public space with comfortable benches, hammocks, beautiful flower beds, water lily ponds, bike racks, and kiosks where you can sip cooling drinks in the Tel Aviv heat or order a cup of coffee on a chilly evening.

At the beginning of the street is Independence Hall, where the State of Israel began after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Azrieli Center

In Tel Aviv, you can see the most breathtaking view of the city from a height of 182 meters in Azrieli Center. To do this, you need to take the Ayalon Highway to the A-shalon railway station. At the exit from it is the entrance to the building of one of the three Azrieli skyscrapers, which were donated to Tel Aviv by Canadian businessman David Azrieli.

Towers in cross section have the shapes of a circle, square and triangle. The lower floors of the complex are occupied by a large shopping center, and on the 49th floor in the highest round tower there is an observation deck. There is also a restaurant with a panoramic view of the sea and the speaking name "2C", which in English sounds like "to sea" ("on the sea").

You can enjoy the beauty of Tel Aviv from a bird's eye view every day from 9.30 to 20.00. To get to the platform, you need to buy a ticket for the high-speed elevator on the third floor of the round tower. For an adult, the price of a visit will be 22 shekels, for a child - 17 shekels.

Sarona

In Tel Aviv, you can look at an oasis of calm in the city center in the former colony of German Lutheran Templers called Sarona. It was revived among skyscrapers and business centers in the industrial heart of the city near the Azrieli railway station thanks to a restoration project.

At the request of the mayor's office, a Dutch company relocated historic German-style buildings tens of meters from the road to widen Kaplan Street.

Modern Sarona is a green park with a pond and playgrounds. Restaurants, cafes and wine bars, art galleries and brand stores of world brands have opened in cute German houses. And nearby, in high-rise buildings, there is a modern gastronomic paradise for visitors - the largest indoor market for organic products - Sarona Market.

Old Port of Tel Aviv

Breathing new life into everything old is in the spirit of Tel Aviv. It so happened with the old port called Namal. In the distant 1936, Arabs blocked the supply of Jewish cargoes in the port of Jaffa, and it was decided to build a new north next to the place of the river in the Mediterranean Sea.

In 1965, after the opening of a new port in Ashdod, the old history of Namal ended until the 90s, when a farm market, cafes, bars, restaurants, cult night clubs opened in old hangars after a large-scale restoration in old hangars (the most famous - " Angar 11 "), concert venues, shops of famous brands.

Being away from residential neighborhoods, the port became a favorite place of cultural recreation of millions of Israelis. Here come with the whole family to sit in a cozy cafe under a canopy, enjoying the views of the Mediterranean Sea. On Friday, Namal is organized by the sale of farm products, and on Saturdays, the fairs of antiques and works of Israeli artists and artisans are opening.

Annually, the City Hall spends sports events, symposia, exhibitions and concerts in the port. A wide equipped promenade is well suited for running, roller skating, bicycle and skateboard. And for interesting photos it is worth going to the old port crane - his impressive species sets the tone to the entire industrial landscape of the port.

Architectural facilities and monuments of Tel Aviv

The architecture of the young Tel Aviv is closely connected with the lifestyle of the first repatriates who came to Palestine with a dream of the foundation of his state, and intertwined With the fate of people who already lived at the time of the future of Israel .

House-Pagoda

This famous building could become an abandoned architectural monument, if he did not acquire a Swedish billionaire of Jewish origin Robert Vail. He renovated the house, giving millions of dollars on the design of the rooms, laying the communications, the construction of the wine cellar and the pool with sauna.

The historical house was founded in 1925 at the intersection of the streets of Humani and Montefiore on the order of Moris Bloch, a rich repatriate from America, emigrated to Israel at the end of World War II. The project of the building was worked as architect Alexander Levi from Israel in collaboration with a specialist from Japan.

The project turned out to be eclectic: the Asian roof by type of pagoda, the eastern arches and doric columns were connected in one building. Also in it implemented an innovative idea - the first private elevator in Israel.

At different times the building served as a kiosk for selling flowers, workshops, cooperatives opened here, and even functioned a synagogue. In the basement of house-pagodas, they organized asylum during World War II.

Old railway station

South of the Neve Tzedek area is an old railway station built by the Turkish builders of Ha-Tahan. It functioned from 1892 to 1948 and connected three cities: young Tel Aviv, Jaffa and Jerusalem.

Nearby was a concrete processing plant built by a family of German Lutheran Templers, which was forced to close in 1938, unable to compete with new local manufacturers. After a three-year Israeli War of Independence, it was decided to close Ha-Tahan.

In 2010, after the restoration of 22 complexes, art galleries, designer clothing and jewelry stores, cafes and restaurants appeared here. On weekends and on holidays, street acrobats and artists perform in front of the station building.

Historical monuments in Tel Aviv

The history of Palestine before the creation of Israel in 1948 has many thousands of years of history. In the suburbs of Tel Aviv, ancient Jaffa, many buildings from the time of the Ottoman Empire have been preserved. In the youngest capital, you can find historical evidence of key events in the emergence of the Jewish state.

Independence Hall

The legendary site of Israel's Declaration of Independence, formerly the Dizingoff House, can be found on the famous Rothschild Boulevard at number 16. Here are exhibits from the history of Jaffa and Tel Aviv and historical evidence of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1948.

The beginning of the new city of Tel Aviv was laid in 1909, when 6 families selected plots of land in the Ahuzat Bayt area, and a large construction began. Meir Dizingof's family chose lot number forty-three. In 1910, the young settlement was given the name "Tel Aviv". Gradually, there were more buildings, and the area grew into a city, which was headed by Meir Dizingoff.

In 1930, his beloved wife died, and the owner of the city ordered to give his personal house to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. In 1978, the house was converted into the Hall of the Declaration of Independence, recreating from photographs the exact setting of that momentous day when David Ben Gurion declared Israel an independent state on May 14, 1948.

Clock tower in Jaffa

It is impossible not to notice this sight when driving from the north to old Jaffa. The Clock Tower was built in the center of the Clock Square in 1903 with money collected from the Arab and Jewish residents of Jaffa in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the coronation of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul-Hamid II.

The shape of the building is similar to a European church with a copper dome, a bell and a clock showing European and local time.

The author of the tower clock is the jeweler and watchmaker Moritz Scheinberg, and Netanel Makrovich was entrusted with the maintenance of the movement. Historically, Clock Square with a tower became the center of the city and the main transport hub, from where residents traveled to all parts of Israel. Markets, a trade center, state institutions were opened here.

After the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, a memorial plaque was installed on the tower in memory of the dead Israelis. In 1965, the windows were replaced, and the openings were decorated with metal bars depicting the historical events of the city of Jaffa.

In 2001, the old marble seals of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul-Hamid were replaced with copper and blue glass copies on the tower.

Churches and temples in Tel Aviv

Israel is called "the center of three religions." Therefore, in Tel Aviv you can find places of worship belonging to different faiths and spiritual movements: Orthodox Christians, Catholics, Muslims, Jews. Most of the religious buildings are concentrated in ancient Jaffa.

Church of St. Peter and Tabitha

Orthodox pilgrims can visit the Church of Peter and Tabitha, whose construction began in 1888. It is located along Herzl Street, house 157. In the courtyard there is the tomb of the righteous Tabitha, decorated with ancient mosaics from Byzantium, and a luxurious garden.

Church of St. Peter in Jaffa

Closer to the sea along A-Aliya A-shnia street, house 20, there is the famous Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter, built in 1894. It has been rebuilt twice in its history from destruction. Its clock tower is the highest point of old Jaffa.

Since ancient times, it served as a lighthouse for pilgrims sailing to the Holy Land. Masses in the church are held in five languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish.

Parks, gardens, squares in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv features a wide variety of theme parks with free entry, comfortable benches, walking trails, bike rentals and places for children to play.

Park and Yarkon River

You can look at the largest open city park in Tel Aviv in the north of the city. Here, on both sides of the river of the same name, Yarkon Park is located. It has 6 thematic areas: a tropical garden with a lake, a rock garden, a memorial garden in honor of the soldiers who died for the freedom of Israel, a memorial garden for those who died at the hands of terrorists, a garden of wild cacti and a trimmed garden.

Concerts of world stars and street musicians, theater performances are held in Yarkon. Locals come here to ride on catamarans, horses and play sports, visit the water park, Moon Park and Botanical Garden.

Independence Park

Moving towards the sea from the Yaron Park on Ha-Yaron Street to the Hilton Hotel, you can get into the Outdoor Coastal Independence Park. His creature participated world-famous architects and sculptors, such as Abraham Caravan Dov Faigin.

There are many interesting sculptures and art objects, enough greens, there are children's and sports grounds, a place for dog walking.

Park Edith Wolfson

For interesting photo sessions, the original park Edith Wolfson is suitable in Southeast Tel Aviv. In the center of it there is an intricate architectural composition and an overview site of the authorship of Dani Caravan called "White Square" - a favorite place for the photo of citizens, newlyweds and tourists.

Tel Aviv Museums

The territory of modern Israel has more than 2500-year-old cultural and historical past. These territories were part of the Ottoman Empire from 1516 to 1917. A distinctive feature of most Tel Aviv museums is an ultra-modern interactive equipment that allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the exposition. [300! Ethnographic exhibits.

The museum has many pavilions, among them: pavilions of glass, copper, ceramics, ethnography and folklore, numismatics, postage stamps and mail.

Museum of Fine Arts

Fans of Photography, Graphics, Painting and Creativity, Klimt, Kandinsky, Shagal, Renuara, Monet, Matisseau and Picasso will appreciate the exhibition of the largest museum of fine arts located at Shaul ha-Melekh, 27 .

The Pavilions complex includes: Park of sculptures, exposition of classical, modern and Israeli art, exhibitions of youth creativity, an extensive library and multimedia halls where cultural events are carried out.

Museum of Ilans Gur

To get into the amazing world of creativity of the original Israeli artist, the sculptor and designer Ilana Gur can be in her house-museum on the street Louis Paster, house 6. Vintage She bought the building in Jaffa at the beginning of the seventies, with love he was renovated and, when the collection of his and other articles collected by the artist became very large, a permanent exposition was opened here in 1995.

When Ilana returns home from New York City, visitors can experience face-to-face interactions with the owner of this amazing, eclectic and vibrant home during daytime or evening tours.

In every corner you can find installations, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, designer furniture made by the owner of the house, as well as archaeological artifacts and works by Israeli, Druze and Arab artists.

Modern objects that are interesting to visit

Modern rapidly developing Tel Aviv attracts investments from large global companies and creates conditions for the development of the creative potential of citizens. It became Israel's industrial center for diamond mining and processing and is famous for its Diamond Exchange.

The famous Florentin, a district of creative bohemians, was only yesterday a place for poor repatriates and workers to live. Today, artists and designers live here, workshops, art galleries and loft spaces for exhibitions open.

Diamond Exchange

The Diamond Exchange occupies a complex of four buildings in the Ramat Gan area. For those who want to know everything about gemstones, check out the museum, founded in 1986 in honor of Harry Oppenheimer, the famous philanthropist and president of the diamond processing corporation.

Films in Russian about the history of the Israeli diamond industry and the largest natural diamonds and minerals, collections of fine jewelry, and ancient jewelry finds are shown in the halls.

Visitors will get acquainted with the methods of mining, evaluation and cutting of diamonds, and for those who wish to make a purchase, they will be given a free individual tour. The halls are open from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Florentin

The district for young people and hipsters, street artists and the creative beau monde is located in the south of Tel Aviv. The walls of local houses are painted with graffiti, more than 300 art workshops have been opened in old industrial buildings, and there are many students and representatives of creative professions on the streets. Prices in local cafes, bars and restaurants are quite democratic.

Gourmets should check out Levinsky Market, and contemporary art lovers should visit the non-profit center Artspace. An extensive loft space with workshops and galleries of young Israeli artists is located at Shvil HaMeretz 6. Lectures and master classes, music evenings and exhibitions are held here, some art objects can be purchased at an affordable price .

Top 5 places suitable for families with children

On the streets there are playgrounds with a soft surface and comfortable ramps for wheelchairs.

At the entertainment centers for children (Diada Center and Gunn HaIr), young visitors will find an educational program with master classes. There are several large parks and interactive museums in the city itself and its surrounding areas, where children can explore the exposition in a playful way.

The most popular objects:

  1. Luna Park is located on the territory of Yarkon Park. There is a large Ferris wheel, dry pools and carousels for young children, go-karts, roller coasters. Fans of extreme sports will like the Train of Spirits attraction, and novice motorists will be able to visit a children's driving school. Near the amusement park, you can ride the TLV Baloon and admire the panorama of Tel Aviv.
  2. The Children's Museum in Holon - an interactive place in the territory of the large Perez Park, where you can touch everything with your hands and explore: the exhibitions consist of TV screens, computers and are complemented by musical accompaniment. The program includes two unusual excursions: "Invitation to Silence" and "Dialogue in the Darkness". They help to understand the world of people with hearing or vision loss. Children are guided by deaf or blind guides. They recreate a picture of the world of people with disabilities: children in complete silence or darkness visit toy cafes and markets, explore the urban environment, listen to sounds and try to recognize smells.
  3. Meymadion Water Park is a fairly crowded water park that operates only in summer. The standard set of extreme slides, wave and children's pools with waterfalls is combined with playgrounds for playing football, basketball, volleyball and even golf. On the territory of the water park, you can have picnics, bring food and water in plastic containers.
  4. Ramat Gan Safari Park is the largest interactive safari park in the Middle East. The territory of more than 100 hectares is divided into three zones. The first is inhabited by non-dangerous herbivores. You can get to the second zone with wild animals by car or buy a ticket for a special train. On Shabbat and on holidays there are sightseeing tours where you can get to know African animals better. The third zone is inhabited by aviary animals, and there is a petting zoo with pets that children can pet and feed.
  5. Ariel Sharon Park, located 10 km from the center of Tel Aviv, is an example of respect for nature. On the hill where the garbage dump was located, there is a flowering garden with picnic areas, playgrounds, well-groomed alleys, an observation deck, clear ponds in which water lilies grow and fish live. A film about the operation of the park is being broadcast at the visitor center: below ground is a waste processing plant that uses gas from garbage to generate electricity.

Hiking route for a tourist in Tel Aviv for 1-3 days

Tel Aviv is a seaside city of eternal summer that never sleeps. It is considered the club capital of Israel: numerous nightly dance floors on Lilinbloom, Nachalat Benyamin and Ditzingov streets are open until the morning. Tel Aviv is a fairly expensive city to stay, so it is better to book accommodation in advance to catch the best price.

Tel-o-fun bicycle rental network is available for budget travel around the city. The advantage of the city is its compactness: many sights can be reached on foot. For walks in Tel Aviv, be sure to take a bottle of water, swimwear and a sun hat with you.

Day One

  1. Old Jaffa. Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, first of all, it is better to go to old Jaffa and take a walk along the street of the Constellations of the Zodiac, take beautiful photos near the Soaring Orange Tree. Gastronomic experience can be obtained in the famous Abu Hasan hummus, located in Jaffa on Ha-Dolphin street at number 1. After breakfast in a colorful and noisy environment, you should go to Abrasha Park and enjoy panoramic views of Tel Aviv and its surroundings.
  2. Port of Jaffa. Dine and watch local fishermen at Jaffa Port. From here ships depart for boat trips.
  3. Flea market in Jaffa. Upon returning to the port of Jaffa, you need to look at the most colorful market in Tel Aviv and buy souvenirs for family and friends.
  4. Neve Tzedek. Feel the spirit of the old streets of Tel Aviv in Neve Tzedek. You should definitely visit one of the art galleries and take a walk near the theater center Suzanne Dalal.
  5. Old railway station. Cafes, boutiques, and shops with souvenirs and handicrafts have opened in the restored buildings of the old station complex. Here you can try very tasty ice cream, and on weekends you can get to live music concerts and performances of street artists.
  6. Tel Aviv embankment. End the day with a dip in the Mediterranean Sea and a walk along the beautiful city promenade Taelet with numerous cafes and restaurants. In the evening, you can look into one of the nightclubs: among the most beloved by Israelis are The Block, Breakfast Club and Open Air Club Clara.

Day Two

  1. Gordon Beach. Start the day with a dip in the sea. For complete comfort, you can buy a ticket to the Gordon Pool saltwater pool, and then go to explore the city.
  2. Rothschild Boulevard. This famous boulevard is the city's first green public space. The boulevard begins with the Dizingoff House, where the declaration of independence of Israel was proclaimed. Walking along the famous street, you can see the development of Tel Aviv's architectural styles, from eclectic buildings and Bauhaus buildings to modern skyscrapers. Tourists can relax in a hammock under shady trees, look into one of the art galleries, take a bike ride and dine in one of the restaurants or cafes.
  3. Sarona. Rothschild Boulevard ends Habima Square. Not far from it is a new urban space - the former German settlement of Sarona. The historic two-story houses are home to many cafes, restaurants, clothing stores, a playground and a fish pond. For gourmets next to the park, the largest indoor European market in Tel Aviv, the Sarona Market, is open.
  4. Azrieli Towers. End the day with a bird's-eye view of Tel Aviv for dinner at the observation deck in the round Azrieli Tower. On the 49th floor of this skyscraper, there is a restaurant with a panoramic view called "2C".

Third day

  1. Museum of Fine Arts. The largest art museum in Tel Aviv will please with original works by Klimt, Kandinsky, Monet, Picasso. Extensive exhibitions showcase the work of the Impressionists, contemporary Israeli art, art photography and the work of young people. Some halls host regular screenings of themed films and lectures.
  2. Park and Yarkon River. In one of the largest parks in Tel Aviv with six themed areas, you can spend almost a whole day: ride catamarans and boats on an artificial lake, go cycling, visit the Luna Park. Extreme lovers will appreciate the areas for snapping and bungee jumping. The TLV Baloon offers panoramic views of the city. In the park, you can have a picnic in special areas and barbecue.
  3. Old port. At the end of the day, you need to go to the historical site of Tel Aviv - the old northern port of Namal. It was abandoned for a long time, but in the 90s, former warehouses were converted into public space with the market of organic products, cafes, bars and restaurants, boutiques, nightclubs and comfortable training grounds with children's playgrounds. On Fridays, the sale of farm products is held here, and on Saturday - the fair of handmade goods. Not far from the port is the Independence Park, where you can admire the copyright sculptures and sunset over the sea.

Tel Aviv is a mosaic city, where there is always something to see: Well-groomed parks, gorgeous beaches with snow-white sand, skyscrapers, adjacent to the old buildings and ancient architectural monuments, interactive museums and modern concerts halls, flea markets with Eastern European flavor.

All this leaves after an unforgettable aftertaste and the desire to plunge into the atmosphere of this colorful city again.

Article author: Elena Nikolaev

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