Heart of Tel Aviv Attractions

Bialik St.

A charming cul-de-sac, Bialik Street has benefited greatly from the Tel Aviv’s preservation efforts. The small strip houses some great examples of Bauhaus design and a small museum dedicated to the architectural movement. Other noteworthy sites located on Bialik Street are the city’s first municipal building and the recently renovated home of the street’s namesake, …

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Trumpeldor Cemetery

Founded in 1902, Trumpeldor Cemetery is considered Tel Aviv’s “mini Pantheon” by some. It is the final resting place of a number of Israel’s leading authors and artists—including Haim Nahman Bialik and Shaul Tchernichovsky—along with some of the men who laid Tel Aviv’s foundation. The municipality is planning to restore the cemetery and its entrance …

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Simta Almonit and Simta Plonit

These quaint alleys sit parallel to one another just off bustling King George Street. Meir Dizengoff called them Anonymous Alley and So-and-So Alley after an argument with their founder, Meir Shapira, who wanted to name them after himself and his wife. Today, Almonit and Plonit are known for charming cafes, galleries, an anarchist bookstore, and …

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Meir Park

Named after Mayor Meir Dizengoff, the park is a green sanctuary that is also home to Tel Aviv’s gay community center, inaugurated in 2008. Address: 35 King George St.

Gan Hachashmal

Meaning “Electric Garden” in Hebrew, Gan Hachashmal was once a seedy part of town that housed old electrical-appliance shops. Today, the area is abuzz with new energy, and is home to local designers who craft some of the most cutting-edge fashion and accessories in the city. Music buffs can check out Levontin 7, an intimate …

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Sheinkin St.

Starting in the 1980s, Sheinkin became a bastion of Tel Aviv bohemia, where writers, actors and musicians went to see and be seen. Stretching from Allenby to Rothschild Boulevard, Sheinkin is lined with funky stores and second-hand shops that attract large crowds, especially on Fridays. Cafe Tamar, an old-time institution, is worth a visit for …

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There’s a reason Tel Aviv is called the White City: In 2003, UNESCO declared Tel Aviv a World Cultural Heritage site due to its wealth of Bauhaus architectural structures, which are characterized by their functionality and simplicity. German Jewish architects who immigrated to Palestine in the 1930s designed and constructed around 4,000 Bauhaus, or International …

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Rotschild Blvd

Boulevard of Bauhaus Dreams There is no place like leafy Rothschild, Tel Aviv’s first boulevard, for its number and variety of fascinating buildings. Rothschild is by far the most popular and dynamic of Tel Aviv’s boulevards—and it is easily the loveliest. Stretching from Habima Theater practically until the eastern edge of Neve Tzedek, Rothschild is …

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