TEL AVIV THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Tel Aviv is indeed the cultural, financial and commercial heart of Israel. A cosmopolitan center on the seafront, with fine sandy beaches, a marina, restaurants, pubs and culture on tap every day of the week. The architecture of the 1930s and 1940s still survives alongside the clean lines of the tall modern buildings.
From an aesthetic point of view Old Jaffa, having gentrified 20th century neighborhoods, is set in landscaped greenery and these revived buildings. The refurbished port of Jaffa with its archeological sites, a famous flea market and myriad of restaurants, is home to new Immigrants, Israelis and Israeli Arabs, both Christian and Moslem.
Tel Aviv is a 40-minute drive on a modern highway, from the holy city of Jerusalem and is an hour’s drive from Haifa, set in the beauty of the Carmel mountain range that acts as a backdrop to the sparkling golden dome of the Baha’i Shrine and Gardens. One hundred years ago, Tel Aviv was only sand dunes, today it is the CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS.
Jaffa – The Orange of the East
Thousands of years of history come together in Jaffa, one of the world’s oldest cities and the birthplace of Tel Aviv. A center of tourism, food and fun, with an exotic Levantine ambience
Visit the Old port of Jaffa, the flea market and enjoy a meal at one of the fish restaurants
Neve Tzedek – The Pioneers’ Preserve
Beautifully restored houses and streets preserve 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 alleys.
Visit the The Nahum Gutman Museum, the Suzanne Dellal Centre of culture and the small cafes to see how a charming historic neighborhood survives surrounded by the skyscrapers of progress, enveloping a preserve of Jewish pioneering
“The White City”
In July, 2003, UNESCO proclaimed the “White City,” the unique urban and historical fabric of Tel Aviv, as a World Cultural Heritage site
Tel Aviv Port
70 years after its establishment, Tel Aviv’s Port became the city’s premier entertainment center, with dance clubs, cafes and restaurants at the water’s edge and great shops featuring the work of Israeli designers
Tel Aviv’s Markets
Tel Aviv’s markets are the best show in town, and they’re bustling all day long. A Middle Eastern mélange of tastes, scents, sounds, colors – and lots of people
The Carmel Market- For those who are mad about markets, this place is heaven.
And for fans of freshness, there could be no better destination – perfect parsley, the juiciest melons, the most marvelous mangoes. Not to mention the meat, the fish, the cheeses, the flowers – a true cornucopia of flavors and aromas.
The Flea Market- Bargains And Hidden Treasures In Jaffa- Antique furniture, handmade carpets, wooden statues, china dolls, colorful pillows, curtains, swords, narghilas, silver and copper items from the East (both Near and Far)
The Nahalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall- Twice a week, in a laid-back, urban atmosphere, Israel’s main crafts fair showcases an amazing array of unique, locally made items