The main square of Tel Aviv, hosting all major events of the city, was named in 1995 in honour of the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated here in public by an extremist in 1995. In its southern section, you will see a stunning pyramidal monument dedicated to the Holocaust.
Beit Hatfutsot :
The Museum of the Jewish People: four thousand years of Jewish history unfold in this important museum located at the premises of Tel Aviv University. Through dioramas, interactive multimedia applications, film documents, original photographs, wall paintings and sculptures, you will learn about the history of the Jewish people and its contribution to the world cultural heritage, about the various aspects in the life of Jews in diaspora.
Address: Tel Aviv Campus, Klausner Street, 00972 3 7457808, www.bh.org.il
Tel Aviv Museum of Art:
a world-renowned ark of the arts, with an excellent collection of Israeli works of art, but also works by European and American artists. Come to marvel masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Chagall, Van Gogh, Picasso and many more, to visit the temporary painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia and design exhibitions hosted from time to time at the museum. Do not miss the permanent exhibition of miniature doll houses, passionately collected and donated to the museum by the “empress” of cosmetics, Helena Rubinstein. Visit the museum’s new wing, the futuristic Herta and Paul Amir building, which opened in 2011 and is an attraction of its own. It hosts pioneering works of photography, visual arts and design.
Address: 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., 00972 3 6077020, www.tamuseum.org.il
Go up to the tallest building in Tel Aviv to enjoy panoramic views of the city and use the powerful telescopes to take a look from above at many city points. The short film shown in the observatory tells the story of Israel using three-dimensional technology. On the top floor there is a bar-restaurant serving gourmet Mediterranean cuisine.
Address: 132 Petah Tikva Rd., 00972 3 6081179
Design Museum Holon:
A breathtaking architecture in Holon suburb of Tel Aviv. A giant scarlet spiral made of granite crowns one of the most iconic and avant-garde buildings in Israel. The scenic rooms of the museum host the latest trends in design, fashion, and architecture.
Address: 8, Pinkhas Eilon Street, 00972 73 2151525, www.dmh.org.il/
an urban oasis in the heart of the city. Tel Aviv’s Central Park with its greenery along Yarkon River is located a stone’s throw from the busy centre. Locals and tourists come here for picnics, jogging, bike rides, yoga, fun at water slides, trampolines and also climbing on the “Olympus” artificial track. Visit the Rock Garden, a collection of Israeli rocks, which have been given poetic names e.g. a piece of granite described as “message from the depths”. Relax in the Tropical Garden with the micro-climate of an Amazon forest.
Address: Tel Aviv-Yafo
Visit the capital, Jerusalem (50 km from Tel Aviv), come on a pilgrimage to the God-trodden city of the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, King David’s “City of Peace” and the sacred place where Muhammad ascended to Heavens. Visiting the top religious monuments is a metaphysical experience especially during Easter.
Take a trip to the cosmopolitan Haifa (91 km from Tel Aviv). The city stretches amphitheatrically from Mount Carmel to the port, one of the busiest in the Mediterranean. Do not miss a tour to the Gardens of Bahá’í set on the slope of the mountain. Among the eye-catching flower beds-terraces overlooking the sea, stands the shrine of the Báb, Bahá’í faith’s prophet, a symbol of Haifa.
Visit the city of Herod (54 km from Tel Aviv) with the impressive Roman amphitheatre and aqueduct.
Tel Aviv, a charming mix of East and West, is a much lively and extrovert city, modern and at the same time traditional, with the memories of the short but turbulent history still alive. Book your tickets to Tel Aviv with e-ticketshop.com and discover a city that never sleeps.
Legendary clubbing, futuristic buildings, nouvelle cuisine gourmet dishes, cutting-edge concept stores side by side with old neighbourhoods and souks featuring the oriental colours and scents of the Middle East.
The second largest city in Israel after Jerusalem is not just the country’s economic centre, but a metropolis of great style. Visit the “White City” with the historical buildings of 1920 built according to the trend of modernness, Tel Aviv Bauhaus, listed among UNESCO’s monuments of world cultural heritage.
Get to Jaffa for a walk, the picturesque harbour dating back to the Bronze Age. Today, the most touristic area of Tel Aviv is a mosaic of bustling bars, ateliers, bazaars, cafes and galleries.
During the summer months, the city’s beautiful crowd moves to the white sandy beaches along the Mediterranean coast at a setting of grand hotels, surfing, matkot rackets and beach party till sunrise. Book now your tickets at e-ticketshop.com and get to the sophisticated metropolis of fun, a stone’s throw from the Holy Land.