Museums, Art and Cultural Centers

Z.O.A. House

Founded by the Zionist Organization of America in the early 1950s, the veteran cultural institution offers a diverse selection of arts, entertainment and nightlife options.

Ben Gurion Boulevard / Ben Gurion House

Named for Israel’s first prime minister, Ben-Gurion Boulevard is a sleepy strip lined with leafy trees and dotted with cafes. The mostly residential street is a pleasant connecting path between Rabin Square and the beach, especially for bike riders. The Bauhaus building Ben-Gurion called home is now a museum showcasing personal items, including his impressive …

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Shalom Aleichem House

Established in 1966 and named after the famous author, this institution to promote Yiddish culture houses a library and archive, and offers classes and exhibitions. Address: 4 Berkowitz St.

Jabotinksy Institute

Created in 1937, the center devoted to the life of Zionist leader and Irgun resistance group co-founder Ze’ev Jabotinsky houses a museum and historical archives.

Azrieli Center/Azrieli Observatory

Azrieli Center is one of Israel’s most impressive malls, with dozens of stores, restaurants and a multiplex cinema. Among the center’s biggest draws is the Middle East’s highest observation platform (187 meters tall), which offers a breathtaking panoramic view. Address: 132 Menachem Begin Rd. at HaShalom Rd.

Dizengoff Center

The center, built in the 1970s at the busy junction of King George and Dizengoff Streets, is Israel’s first shopping mall. Dizengoff contains a staggering mix of clothing boutiques, housewares stores and bookshops, and it remains a popular destination among young and old locals alike. The mall is also home to two cinemas, and hosts …

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Gan Ha’ir/Enav Cultural Center

Adjacent to City Hall is Gan Ha’ir (City Garden), an upscale two-storey mall arranged around an open courtyard. The center’s elegant stores draw a sophisticated crowd, many of whom frequent Yehudith’s, the popular Hungarian cafe also housed there. The roof level of the building is home to the Enav Cultural Center, an intimate space offering …

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Golda Center

One of Tel Aviv’s largest cultural hubs, Golda Center houses the renowned Cameri Theatre and the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, residence of the Israel Opera. Two impressive arches frame the entrances to the complex, which stretches across a large swath of Shaul Hamelech Blvd. Both venues’ state-of-the-art facilities and high-quality programming draw large crowds …

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Tel Aviv Museum of Art

When it opened in 1932, the museum was situated in the home of the Tel Aviv’s first mayor, Meir Dizengoff. Today, the institution comprises two branches and a sculpture garden, and hosts at least half a million visitors per year. Its collection features examples from near lyevery major movement since the mid-20th century and an …

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Diaspora Museum

This museum traces the story of the Jewish people from their expulsion from the Land of Israel 2,500 years ago up until the present. The museum offers exhibitions that include amazing models of synagogues from around the world and numerous costumes from various Jewish communities. It also offers visitors educational and cultural events, dioramas, audiovisual …

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