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Sightseeing in Tel Aviv - what to see. Complete travel guide

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. Nowadays visitors can enjoy high-quality rest in 50 hotels, hundreds of entertainment venues and restaurants. When it comes to prices, Tel Aviv features a great variety of them as well. You can select from luxurious hotels with deluxe rooms or prefer to stay in a small house on the coast, which is ideal for a beach holiday for a family.
Tel Aviv is sure to appeal to those who prefer outdoor activities and a wide range of entertainment. The city is famous for its colorful shopping and entertainment centers, cute markets, … Open
Besides traditional and customary visits to nightclubs and restaurants, this resort has preparing a rich cultural program for its guests. Lovers of classical music will surely enjoy the performances of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, which are conducted in Mann Concert Hall. The national theater Habima is located not far away from the concert hall. Here will see plays by best Israeli playwrights. Fans of the new trends in the theater art should visit Yiddishpiel.
Old Jaffa is the historical center of the city. Here you can find art galleries, ancient churches, shops, and souvenir shops, as well as best bakeries in the city, which offer traditional bread with spices. Art lovers should make a visit to the district named Neve Tzedek. Here lived and created their masterpieces numerous prominent Israeli artists. Nowadays several museums demonstrate a collection of their works. Ramat Aviv district is the most interesting from the point of archeology. Here have been discovered the ruins of the ancient town Tel Kasile. Visitors are also welcome to attend the archaeological museum in the open air. In order to understand the culture and traditions of this great city, visit the Museum of Etzel, Eretz-Israel Museum, and the Jewish Diaspora Museum. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1.You can travel Tel Aviv at any time of the year, as the city has a very pleasant climate. Most vacationers visit it during the period from early May to mid-October; at this time the … Open
Some modern Tel Aviv structures have the status of outstanding architectural sights, as well. The Azrieli set of skyscrapers is an excellent example of this. The complex includes three high-rise buildings, whose height varies from 154 to 187 meters. The construction was completed in 2007. The tallest skyscraper has a great viewing platform located at an altitude of 182 meters. Many famous city attractions are visible out of there.
Use your walks in the White City area to admire its beautiful architecture of the first half of the 20th century. This district was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beautiful post-war buildings have been preserved on its territory. The district got its name due to white building facades. Presently, many historical buildings host cultural centers, shops, and restaurants.
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
A pagoda house is considered an unusual architectural monument. It was built in 1925 for one of the wealthy citizens. A well-known architect A. Levi designed this house. He's managed to create an incredible building that combines elements of various architectural styles. Natural plants give a special charm to the facade of this richly decorated building.
Above Tel-Aviv (and Ramat-Gan) A visit to the Ilana Gur Museum will be of particular interest to all art admirers. The museum is dedicated to the creative work of the famous local artist. Ilana Gur has been notable for her incredible artistic abilities since she was a child. She had never specially studied any kind of art in her life. In 1995, the museum was opened in a historic hotel, which stores its priceless creations.
There are many restaurants in Tel Aviv that are known far beyond the country. One of these dining places is the Ali Karavan restaurant specializing in Middle Eastern cuisine. Despite the … Open
Lovers of unusual sights should certainly find a hanged orange tree on one of the historic streets of Tel Aviv. It is one of the main national symbols of Israel. This beautiful tree is planted in a special pot suspended in the air with cables which are fixed to nearby buildings. After Israel gained independence, export of oranges became one of the most important components of the state economy. Against the background of the unusual tree suspended in the air, you can take plenty of incredible pictures.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Tel Aviv and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Tel Aviv
♥   Shopping area ' Dizengoff Street' Tel Aviv, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Ibn Gabirol Street' Tel Aviv, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Kikar Hamedina' Tel Aviv, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Tel Aviv
♥   National Park 'Tel Gezer' , 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Yarkon' , 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Yamizo' , 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Tel Qedesh' , 7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hof Palmahim' , 17 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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

Sights around Tel Aviv from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Monastery of George Khozevita

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
Later, in the year 480, Saint John Hozevitul came from Egypt to the monastery, which expanded the building considerably and added with the new buildings. Among the valuable religious artefacts that can be seen today are the relics of Saint John Hozevitul, as well as the relics of John's Romanian. The skulls of the martyrs who lived in the monastery at the beginning of the 17th century and were killed by the Persian conquerors are also regarded as an important relic. The monastery also preserves many interesting historical artefacts, so it is worth seeing for all tourists. … Read further

Jericho

From the series “The Oldest Inhabited Cities on the Planet”
In 1930, archeologist John Garstang came to Jericho, and in the mid-20th century, the territory of the city was explored by Kathleen Mary Kenyon. Scientists have done a great job and followed the most important stages of development of the city. They managed to establish that in the Bronze Age Jericho was one of the largest and most prosperous cities in the world. The modern city is in many ways inferior to large metropolises, both in its population and scale; however, its main asset is the rich cultural and historical heritage. Jericho is a huge open-air museum; each element of its infrastructure and its way of life are unique. … Read further

Cave of Patriarchs

From the series “The Surviving Artifacts of Jewish Civilization”
In recent years, the main threat to the world-famous shrines are terrorists. Not only the historic building, but parishioners suffered from them. Despite this, the Cave of the Patriarchs each year is visited by thousands of pilgrims from around the world. The vault will be a boon for those interested in the ancient architecture. A spacious hall with a high ceiling and large windows represents the traditional painting and artistic mosaic. The design of the crypt is luxurious and very discreet at the same time. … Read further
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