TEL AVIV – JAFFA
Tel Aviv was founded on April 20, 1909. Jaffa is over 3,000 years old. In 1950, the two cities were united under one municipal entity – Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
With leafy boulevards filled with people at all hours of the day and night, a thriving business sector, countless charming cafés and restaurants, a beautiful beachfront, and rich cultural offerings, the vision of the city’s founders has come alive
Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan city, and this is reflected in its restaurants and cafés: cuisines of all types – Mediterranean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, vegetarian, and so on – are available in the city. If you wish to find a restaurant to suit your taste, check out the following site:
MUSEUMS AND SITES
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Monday, Wednesday: 10:00-18:00
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00-21:00
Beit Hatfutzot – The Museum of the Jewish People
Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00-19:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00
Eretz Israel Museum
Monday, Wednesday: 10:00-16:00
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00-20:00 (the ethnography and folklore display is open until 16:00)
ACTIVITIES AND PLACES OF INTEREST
The Tel Aviv Promenade
This bustling promenade, which stretches from Jaffa in the south to Independence Park in the north, is perfect for strolling along the seafront, enjoying amazing sunsets, taking stunning photos, and enjoying a coffee or a meal in one of the many cafés or restaurants along the way. There is a separate lane for biking enthusiasts.
The Carmel Market and the Nachlat Binyamin Artists’ Fair
The Carmel Market, which is situated on Allenby Street, is a riot of scents and colors. It is open every day except Saturday. Nearby on Nachlat Binyamin Street, you can visit the Artists’ Fair, which is held on Tuesdays and Fridays.
This is the old part of the city of Tel Aviv, close to the Carmel Market. Neve Tzedek is a unique neighborhood of Tel Aviv, known for its beautiful houses, artisan boutiques, and cafés, as well as the Susanne Dellal Center, Chelouche House, Nachum Gutman Museum, and more.
Hatachana (The Station)
The Station is located south of Neve Tzedek, just before Jaffa.
Two centuries ago, the railway line between Jaffa and Jerusalem was established here. The first railway line between Asia Minor and Egypt, it replaced the camel as the means of conveying heavy cargos over long distances.
Today, the Station complex occupies some 20 hectares and contains 22 painstakingly restored buildings from various periods.
One of the oldest cities in the world, Old Jaffa offers tourists a wealth of fascinating sites including the Old Port with its new promenade, art galleries, the flea market, and a huge green park with grassy slopes leading down to the sea.
More and more bicycle lanes are available to people who want to explore Tel Aviv by bike. You can rent green bikes from highly visible locations all over the city.