Tel Aviv’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Places.

June 2020

Tel Aviv is one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
The ambience, the vibe, the force of life is extraordinary.

Tel Aviv was named the “Mediterranean Capital of Cool“
by the New York Times.

Tel Aviv is a city that doesn’t stop and it pulses 24 hrs a day. Tel Aviv has beautiful Mediterranean beaches filled with fun, world class night life and the best culinary scene in Israel, buzzing cultural life with performing arts, music and renowned museums, , UNESCO recognized architecture and it is a true cosmopolitan city with people from all over the world visiting, working and studying.

Tel Aviv is one our most favorite places in the world!
Enjoy the beat and the virtual tour.
So, are you ready? Here we go!

Love the Tachana – special fun memories!

HaTachana, the Hebrew name for the old Jaffa railway station has been transformed into one of Tel Aviv’s smartest public spaces. Located between the Tel Aviv Beach and Neve Tzedek, the city’s first Jewish neighborhood to be formed outside ancient Jaffa which has become a lively and trendy neighborhood of renovated pastel houses, designer boutiques, and cafes, especially along Shabazi Street, which ends where the HaTachana complex begins. HaTachana has a brilliant selection of cafes, restaurants, and interesting boutiques ranging from fashion to wooden games, all in an enviably realistic historic setting.

HaTachana was originally built in 1892 as the terminus for the Jaffa-Jerusalem railway. When the railway closed, the site fell into decay and was an unused piece of prime real estate. The transformation into what has become one of the city’s hottest spots has not ignored this heritage and the complex includes a jumble of refurbished rail cars, freight terminals and train tracks to nowhere. There’s even a disused cement factory, circa 1905, that has been repurposed as retail space.

The Tel Aviv beach stretches for miles along the whole western edge of the city. Yes, that’s one long Mediterranean beach!  In the summer months especially, but also throughout the spring and fall, and even on the occasional winter day, the Tel Aviv beach comes to life with tourists and locals alike taking advantage of the sun-quenched sand, warm waters, and watersport opportunities. Each of Tel Aviv’s beaches has a different character, popular with different people looking each for a different beach experience.

Hilton, Bugrashov, Gordon-Frishman, Hatzuk, Jerusalem, Dolphinarium, Alma, Banana and more…

Everyone has their favorite Tel Aviv beach and once you find yours, it might become a second home for your time in the city. Whether you’re into surfing or just sunbathing, swimming, or the hour when the Tel Aviv Nightlife spreads onto the beach, there is a Tel Aviv beach waiting for you to explore…

The Carmel Market (Shuk Hacarmel) is the largest market in Tel Aviv. A vibrant marketplace where traders sell everything from clothing to spices, and fruit to electronics, visiting the Carmel Market is a fascinating thing to do in Tel Aviv. The hustle and bustle, vibrant noise, colors and smells, all combine to make the Carmel Market a favorite place for everyone from first time tourists visiting the city, to locals who come here to get the freshest fruit and vegetables, and some of the cheapest products in the city.

The Carmel Market first opened in 1920, some eleven years after the establishment of the city, making it an integral part of the history of Tel Aviv. Whilst much of the trade has now shifted into modern malls and onto the internet, the market is still immensely popular and its narrow street is busy whenever you visit, particularly before Shabbat on Thursdays and Fridays, as residents buy supplies for their family meals. Recent years have seen a growing number of boutique stalls and food places opening alongside the traditional traders, from boutique beers to arrays of halva, and small eateries who take advantage of the market’s produce.

Neve Tzedek – is really magical to us, love the vibe, the beauty and tranquility.

It is romantic and pretty and filled with memories to cherish for life!

Neve Tzedek may well be one of Tel Aviv’s oldest districts, but it’s still young at heart! Neve Tzedek is another district of Tel Aviv which has become increasingly fashionable in recent years, as restoration works have taken place to restore it to its former glory. Built in 1887, Neve Tzedek was the first Jewish neighborhood outside of the old port city of Jaffa, built as a suburb. Its Oriental architectural style, combined with quaint, narrow streets with boutiques, make Neve Tzedek, which means Oasis of Justice, quite literally an oasis in the modern city.

The Levinsky Market is a cultural gem in the heart of the trendy neighborhood of Florentin in southern Tel Aviv. A very popular spot for locals, it is one of the best places to buy spices in Tel Aviv. In just five blocks, visitors can eat their way through the market’s widespread culinary history, sampling pastries like bourekas, roasted nuts and dried fruit, and sipping Ouzo or even downing salted fish.

As Jewish immigrants from Greece began to settle in the neighborhood of Florentin around the 1930s, spice stalls, shops and eateries began opening up, featuring Balkan spices and cuisine. The area saw an influx of Iranian immigrants after the creation of the state of Israel. They brought their own flavors with them, adding shops and food with a Persian influence and the market continued to expand. Today, visitors can find a busy marketplace full of bakeries, restaurants, and shops selling items from dried fruits and nuts to household goods and materials.

Sarona is a newly renovated complex in the heart of Tel Aviv, originally a German Templar Colony, the site sits at the heart of what is a new central business district of the city, with offices and apartments surrounding the beautifully landscaped complex, in which 33 original Templar buildings dating up to more than 140 years, have been painstakingly restored, and today house boutique stores, artist galleries, quaint cafes, and some of the city’s hottest restaurants and bars. Opened in early 2014, Sarona has quickly gained a reputation as one of Tel Aviv’s hottest spots and will continue to expand in the coming years.

Sarona was established over 140 years ago by German Templars, before even the first construction of Tel Aviv took place, became a leisure and commerce destination until in the 1930’s a number of the Templars became engaged in activities with the Nazi Party, and the Templars were exiled by the British. The British occupied the colony, and created there a military base. The British handed the Sarona compound to the Jewish leaders in December 1947, and the early state ministries and headquarters were housed there.  David Ben Gurion renamed the Sarona, the “Kirya” (The Compound), and from then, until its renovation and reopening, it housed the headquarters of the Israel Defence Forces who still occupy the northern part of the Kirya.

Once renovated since 2014 Sarona became one of the hottest destinations in Tel Aviv, with the restored buildings housing an amazing array of boutique stores, and eating and drinking destinations, as well as a visitor center documenting the history and restoration of Sarona, and beautifully landscaped gardens.

Azrieli is probably the most recognizable complex in Tel-Aviv’s skyline. It is also one of the first skyscrapers in Tel Aviv.

The construction of Azrieli Center was finished in 1999, and since then it is an integral part of Tel-Aviv’s skyline. Before the complex was built, it was used as Tel Aviv’s dumpster-truck parking garage.

The Azrieli Center consists of three towers: Circular Tower, Triangular Tower, and Square Tower. Currently, most of the space in the towers is dedicated to offices. Besides offices, there is a mall, gym, observatory, and several other attractions.

The Azrieli Observatory is located on the 49th floor of Azrieli’s Round Tower and it is the highest Observatory In The Middle East.

Great Shopping, Great Food and Great View!

Namal Tel Aviv, the Tel Aviv Port has been restored and is one of the trendiest and most fun places in town. During the day, the cafes and stores at Namal Tel Aviv host some of the city’s richest and trendiest, whilst at night, Namal Tel Aviv transforms into one of Tel Aviv’s most popular nightlife venues.

Namal Tel Aviv was founded in 1936 as the first new Port in Israel. The port was constructed 25 years after the establishment of Tel Aviv.
The Tel Aviv Port grew into the biggest in the land and was very important in the establishment of the State of Israel and subsequent mass-migrations from around the world. This flourishing situation didn’t continue, however, and as containerized shipping became the standard way of transporting goods, bigger ports were built elsewhere, and Namal Tel Aviv became derelict.

In the 1990’s and 2000’s, Tel Aviv Port was reginirated  into an area of leisure, with the big old hangers converted into restaurants, shops, and nightclubs.

Today, the Tel Aviv Port is an area of culture, entertainment and leisure activities. A huge wooden deck covers 14,000 sq.m. and acts as a huge promenade running along the seafront. Shaped like waves in the sea, this unique promenade becomes crowded, along with the rest of the port on weekends with families venturing out for great food, and in the evenings, with the numerous bars and clubs which have sprung up bringing in people.

Jaffa (also known as Yafo) is the ancient port city out of which Tel Aviv has now grown. Jaffa has, in recent years, like much of South Tel Aviv, been regenerated with the old narrow streets and courtyards becoming another highly desirable part of Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry.

The narrow passageways and ancient buildings in the Old City of Jaffa are worlds away from modern Tel Aviv.

The history of Jaffa is a long one. As one of the world’s oldest ports, Jaffa is thought to have been the port from which Jonah left in the story of the Whale! The port continued to be important through history and served as the main entry point to the land of Israel through until the late 19th century when Jews from around the world began to return to Israel. As Tel Aviv developed, Jaffa decayed. Decades later Jaffa was restored and today it has become a popular tourist attraction, with people visiting it as a part of Tel Aviv, and as a city of interest on its own. The Flea Market is a key site, and the sites, sounds, and smells of the small alleyways and streets which make up this city are lined with artists galleries and studios, as well as boutique and craft shops. Jaffa also has some unique and interesting restaurants.

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is almost undoubtedly one of the greatest museums of modern art in the world. With a massive newly opened wing, the museum has a great collection of works by both Israeli and leading international artists showcased in an incredible building.

Since its founding, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s collection has grown and evolved on two parallel tracks — domestic and international. It comprises extensive collections of modern and contemporary art, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including items of the finest art from Israel and the world at large: Gutman & Rubin are amongst the famous Israeli artist exhibited in the museum, Chagall, Klimt, Monet, Renoir, Kandinsky, Pollock & Rothco amongst the International artist exhibited.

AMAZING Experience for every art lover – and a world class museum!!!

Tel Aviv Museum of Art — Israel’s first art museum, founded in 1932 — is a leading and influential institution dedicated to the preservation and display of modern and contemporary art from Israel and abroad. On Friday, May 14, 1948, the state of Israel’s Declaration of Independence was proclaimed at the Museum building at 16 Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv. since then, the museum moved from its temporary accommodation to a permanent residence. It moved, with all its exhibits to the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, inaugurated in 1959 in the city’s Cultural hub.