The old town with an unusual name Old Jaffa is considered the best place to explore, as there are the important cultural and historical sites. The district was completely renovated; at the same time it has managed to retain the charm of the past centuries. At every step you can see interesting buildings dating back to different eras. Many old houses today house popular restaurants, shops and museums making area exploring even more interesting.
Speaking of cultural institutions in Tel Aviv, it’s certainly worth to mention the Beit Gidi Etzel Museum. Its exposition is dedicated to the period of Jewish struggle for the independence. No less interesting is the collection of the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora (Hagana Museum), which occupies one of the buildings of the local university.
The most ambitious scientific and historical center of the city is the Museum Eretz Yisrael, which name translates as the ‘Museum of the Land of Israel.’ The museum was opened in 1953; its walls house a rich collection of exhibits dedicated to the culture and traditions of local people. Its collection of ancient scrolls is considered to be the most valuable ever; scientists are working with it till nowadays.
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