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Culture of Tel Aviv. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Tel Aviv Beach at Dawn 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.
Discovering the architecture of Tel Aviv from bird's eye view! Azrieli center, Great Synagogue, all those monuments are defining the image of Tel Aviv … Open
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The largest city of the country, Tel Aviv was founded in 1906. Within just a few decades this place grew from a small suburban area into a major center of commerce, industry and tourism. … Open
There is also an impressive architectural landmark such as the Azrieli Observatory in the city. Two completely different skyscrapers form a very harmonious complex. The height of the towers is 187 and 169 meters. First floors of skyscrapers are occupied by the country's largest shopping mall, but tourists are attracted not only with an abundance of shops. Upper floors of skyscrapers are equipped with an excellent viewing platform; there is also an observatory from which guests of the city admire the local scenery.
Tel Aviv Beach The spiritual center of the city is picturesque Neve Tzedek; well-known artists have lived and worked here for centuries. Currently, the district is the center of art galleries and interesting museums. An important point for many excursions is the Ramat Aviv. It is a large archaeological area, where scientists have been working for many years. Everyone can admire the ruins of the ancient city discovered by them. Theater goers would found interesting to visit the Mann Auditorium (Habimah Square); bright premieres are held there almost every month.
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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Tel Aviv and around
♥   Art museum 'Bauhaus Center' Tel Aviv, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Tel Aviv Museum of Art' Tel Aviv, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Design Museum Holon' Tel Aviv, 6.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Tel Aviv
♥   Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, 54.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of Our Lady of the Spasm, Jerusalem, 54.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Anne’s Church, Jerusalem, 54.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dormition Abbey of the Virgin Mary, Jerusalem, 54.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of the Agony, Jerusalem, 54.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, 57.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth, 86.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Tel Aviv and near

City of David

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of Jewish Civilization”
The City of David is remarkable for its unique engineering constructions. That’s an ancient tunnel of Hezekiah that has been dug almost 3 000 years ago. During tours around the historic district, travelers armed with flashlights walk through the tunnel. Despite the fact that excavations in the historic district have been going on for almost 200 years, much of the artifacts are still hidden under a layer of earth. The City of David is very popular among travelers. Every day, it is visited by hundreds of people. There are comfortable hiking trails and viewing platforms, from which you can see ancient sights in all its glory and make spectacular photos. … Read further

Al-Aqsa Mosque

From the series “Top Surviving Artifacts of Muslim Civilization”
Within the walls of the mosque, many believers discover new truths, once in the walls of this mosque the famous scholar Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali wrote his greatest book, Ihya Ulum ad-Din. A number of tragic events are connected with the history of the mosque's existence, one of the last tragedies occurred in 1969. Entered into the mosque, the Australian Zionist committed a fire, which caused a very severe fire, only miraculously relics, which were kept in the mosque, were not harmed. … Read further

Temple Mount

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of Jewish Civilization”
The history of the square base is very amazing and is inextricably linked with the name of King David. According to the legend, he bought the plot of land from the Jebusites Aravani and subsequently raised a first altar dedicated to the God of Israel. The first temple was built there already during the reign of King Solomon. It lasted for more than 400 years. Hundreds of years ago, there has been a legislative center and the Supreme Court. During hundreds of years, the sacred buildings located on the Temple Mount, were repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. Today, it, like thousands of years ago, attracts pilgrims from all over the world. The sight features the unique atmosphere of peace and tranquility. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Tel Aviv

Culture guide to Tel Aviv. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Tel Aviv: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Tel Aviv. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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