From Rothschild Boulevard to the sea Tour Routes and Entertainment Ideas

Itinerary type: Independent   |   Itinerary type: Hike   |   Itinerary duration: About- 2 Hours   |   Itinerary level: Easy   |   Best Season: All Seasons
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A tour of Tel Aviv that recently celebrated its 100th birthday, which combines the most vibrant entertainment areas of the city’s center with sites which represent milestones in its development. The tour includes among other things the white houses from Tel Aviv’s early days which were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, a visit to the lively and trendy Rothschild Boulevard and a leisurely walk through the neighborhood of Neve Tzedek that is filled with small caf?s and excellent restaurants, to the beach.
Itinerary properties:   ●  Families  ●  City trip   ●   Non-circular tour
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On May 14th, 1948, arrived here one after the other the members of the Jewish National Council and the leaders of the Jewish community, and in the afternoon, David Ben-Gurion came up on the stage and declared the founding of the State of Israel. All this took place at the entrance floor, named "Independence Hall”, which one can tour and actually feel the drama. This place features many photographs and documents describing the events of that day. A long time before this exciting event, this was the home of Tel Aviv’s first mayor, Meir Dizengoff, and his wife Zina. In 1930, Dizengoff donated this house for the founding of a museum of Art and an educational center. In 1959 the museum moved from here and since 1972 a part of the building houses the small "Bible Museum”, featuring an impressive library on the subject of the Bible, various exhibitions and exhibits such as rare Bibles, some in various surprising languages, works of art with Biblical themes, archeological artifacts and more.
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In the summer of 2003 UNESCO declared parts of the city of Tel Aviv as a World Heritage Site due to the International style of architecture (Bauhaus) which characterizes many of its buildings. And THE place in which to raise one’s head and enjoy the architecture is Rothschild Boulevard, which has become a real "city”. Note for example the building on the corner of Nachmani Street or building number 84 (Angel House) and of course building number 96 (Friedman House), on one of the balconies of which stand sculptured figures made by the artist Ofra Zimbalista. But beyond the architectural interest, Rothschild Boulevard has become one of the trendiest areas in Tel Aviv during the day, due to its many financial businesses, as well as during the night due to its entertainment areas, cafés and restaurants. Old Rothschild Boulevard, which started its life already in 1910, in the days of "Achuzat Bait” (which became Tel Aviv) offer a leisurely walk and an enjoyable and relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere, despite being in the midst of the busy city.

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"The White City” refers to an area in the city of Tel Aviv which includes a collection of over 4,000 different buildings that were built in the International style of the Bauhaus. These buildings were built starting in the 1930s and until the founding of the State of Israel by Jewish architects who have emigrated here mostly from Germany and were greatly influenced by the International architectural style which was prevalent in the countries from which they came. This style is characterized by simple and clean lines with a special emphasis on a convenient and functional living environment and uniformity of color. As most of the buildings in the city of Tel Aviv were plastered over in white, this area was named "The White City”. Over the years, a local interpretation was developed for the style of Bauhaus, which was influenced by the Israeli climate and included vast balconies and large doors and windows that will take advantage of the sunlight and will allow for the ventilation and cooling of the house. In 2003, the city of Tel Aviv's "White City” was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Neve Tzedek is the first official Jewish neighborhood which was built outside the walls of the city of Jaffa. It was established in 1887 and is considered to be the first neighborhood of the city of Tel Aviv. This picturesque neighborhood is knows for its narrow alleys, stylish shops, art galleries and elegant houses. In this neighborhood are some important cultural institutions, such as the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater and the Nachum Gutman Museum which is dedicated to the life and work of the artist Nachum Gutman who was born in this neighborhood. There are neighborhood cafés here and fine restaurants, and walking around one can enjoy the colorful businesses, prestigious jewelry stores, unique house-ware stores, bakeries which offer home-made style baked foods, stores which sell ceramics and boutique ice-cream shops.


 

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HaTahana (The Train Station Complex) is situated between the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Neve Tzedek near Jaffa. From the year of 1892 and until 1948 the Jaffa-Jerusalem train line worked here. This train route was the first in the area between Turkey and Egypt. Today, HaTahana (The Train Station Complex) is one of the charming places in the fashionable southern part of the city of Tel Aviv. HaTahana (The Train Station Complex) spreads over an area of 49 acres and it includes 22 beautifully restored buildings dating back to various historical periods. HaTahana (The Train Station Complex) is housed inside an architecturally reconstructed structure, and it includes, among others, the historical train station structures. This is a modern cultural and commercial center which combines stores, restaurants, food markets, children’s area, arts and activities. Among the many attractions of HaTahana (The Train Station Complex) one can find an urbane organic food market, photography exhibitions and product designers and artists fair.


 

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Tel Aviv Tour Routes and Entertainment Ideas
Best Season: All Seasons
Type of Tour: Independent
Tour Mode: Hike
Tour Duration: About- 4 Hours
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: All Seasons
Type of Tour: Independent
Tour Mode: Hike
Tour Duration: About- 3 Hours
Difficulty Level: Easy
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