Visit Tel Aviv - the City That Never Sleeps
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Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel. It is the biggest and most populated city in the metropolitan area of Gush Dan. Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 on the border of the ancient port city of Jaffa. Tel Aviv and Jaffa were combined into a single municipality two years after the establishment of the State of Israel, in 1950. Tel Aviv's White City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 encompasses the world's largest assemblage of Modernist-style buildings.
Tel Aviv is a beta world city, Israel's economic core and its wealthiest city, home to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and many corporate offices and R&D centers. Its beaches, bars, cafés, chic shopping, fantastic weather and cosmopolitan lifestyle have made it a well-liked tourist attraction and given it its reputation as a "Mediterranean metropolis that never sleeps."
Things to Do in Tel Aviv
There are many tourist attractions in the Tel Aviv area and many fun activities that can keep you occupied for days. Find out which are the top attractions in this lively Israeli city and learn where to go and what you mustn't miss.
Jaffa - The Orange of the East
Jaffa is one of the world's ancient cities and the birthplace of Tel Aviv. It is a center of tourism, food and fun with an exotic Levantine atmosphere. As the main port of the old land of Israel and one of the first ports in the world, Jaffa was a center of commerce and culture, agriculture and tourism as serving as the destination of shipping lines from Alexandria and Beirut.
The clock tower situated by the Turkish Sultan Abd al-Hamid the II in 1906, when the land was under Ottoman rule has recently undergone a facelift, as has the square surrounding it.
In the passage next to the Mahmuddiyah mosque, men are absorbed in continuous games of backgammon which is called Shesh-Besh in the local manner of speaking.
Coffeehouses offering narghiles to smoke together with small cups of strong black coffee form an authentic Levantine ambiance.
Neve Tzedek - The Pioneers' Preserve
Twenty-two years before the naissance of Tel Aviv, Jews left Jaffa and settled in Neve Tzedek. The neighborhood's restored houses and streets conserve the romance of the early days of Jewish urban settlement.
A walking tour of Neve Tzedek is a must for romantics, history lovers and fans of small & winding alleyways.
The Rabin Memorial
Three bullets terminated the life of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel's 5th and 8th prime minister on the fourth of November1995. The assassination took place after a huge rally in support of Rabin's government peace policy in Tel Aviv's main square, in front of City Hall.
The monument to Rabin was dedicated on the spot where he was murdered, a year after. Created by the sculptor Yael Ben-Artzi, the memorial is built of 16 basalt stones from the Golan Heights that are deep-set into the ground and symbolize Rabin's roots and his connection to the land.
Tel Aviv Port
70 years after its founding, Tel Aviv's Port became one of the premier entertainment centers of the city. With dance clubs, cafes and restaurants by the water's line and great shops featuring the work of top Israeli designers.
The port attracts to its wide wooden walkway numerous people seeking to combine food, shopping and entertainment with romantic sunsets, sea breezes and white sails on the horizon.
A bridge across the Yarkon River links between the port and the historic old Reading power station, whose vast interior now serves as an unusual venue for post-Modern design and art exhibitions.
The Carmel Market
The Carmel Market is a celebration for the senses and an anthropological & gastronomic adventure. The ones who go there are faced with delightful dilemmas, such as freshly squeezed carrot or pomegranate juice? Falafel or Yemenite soup? For tourists who are marketplace fans, a captivating two-hour tour at this authentic bazaar will add an unforgettable dash of spice to their visit in Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv's Beaches
Clean sand, lounge seats, ice-cream vendors and devoted beach-lovers that swim daily, winter and summer, by hook or by crook.
Tel Aviv's Night Life
An amazingly lively nightlife scene has a lot to do with Tel Aviv's reputation as the city that never goes to sleep. Tel Aviv is a true magnet for clubbers and merrymakers from all over the country and the world. You can choose between some of the best world's DJ's and or go for the local deejays that have made it big worldwide.
For all bar lovers, there are the 'pick-up' ones for the yuppie set as well as murkier venues, dance-bars with superb sound systems and dance floors and Jazz rhythms along the promenade.