Tel Aviv Overview

Why visiting Tel Aviv?

So in a way, this young innovation spirit of everything is possible to still exist in Tel Aviv. It’s the secular’s capital (although there are some small religious communities) and a lot of the young people in Israel will live in Tel Aviv for at least short time or will have friends who live there.

The city itself with its 30’s and later 70’s crumbling buildings is not beautiful. It’s not Paris or even Jerusalem. There are some architecture points of interest. But that’s it.

The People of Tel Aviv!

The place just has a cool atmosphere and you can actually feel it.It’s a very open-minded place with chilled and very friendly people. Will be easy to start a conversation with people on the streets and make new friends. There is also a very accepting, not formal atmosphere. You can sit in a bar or a restaurant with flip flops and shorts, mature people riding skateboards…

5 Things You Must Visit in Tel Aviv:

You can relax, there is no such thing. 

Tel Aviv is a young city, most of the historical places are not interesting for tourists, although I will mention some of them later. No special buildings or squares to visit. You don’t visit sites here, you experience the city, Mainly by visiting the beach, walking around, eating yummy stuff and going out.
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Tel Aviv insights:

Tel Aviv the White City

In 2003 UNESCO declared some areas of Tel Aviv as a world cultural heritage sites. Most of the people in Tel Aviv had no idea what they were talking about and here is the reason quoted from UNESCO site:

Criterion (ii): The White City of Tel Aviv is a synthesis of outstanding significance of the various trends of the Modern Movement in architecture and town planning in the early part of the 20th century. Such influences were adapted to the cultural and climatic conditions of the place, as well as being integrated with local traditions.

Criterion (iv): The new town of Tel Aviv is an outstanding example of new town planning and architecture in the early 20th century, adapted to the requirements of a particular cultural and geographic context.

If you are not an architect I guess you didn’t understand anything, well probably also if you are.  But suddenly some Tel Avivians discovered that their crumbling buildings from the 30’s are special.

In the 30’s as Tel Aviv grew up fast, there was a need for a plan for expanding and building. at that time many Jews fled from Germany to the land, among them there were architects who were chosen to design the buildings. They were affected by the Bauhaus style and modern architecture. And that’s how some areas of Tel Aviv that were built in the 30’s got a distinct look.

If you are interested more about this topic you can visit the Bauhaus Museum. on the map

Free Wi-Fi

Most of the city is wired with free Wi-Fi. covering most of the beaches,  main streets, and Yafo.
you can see the map here.

24/7 Supermarkets

In Tel Aviv, there are many small supermarkets spread all over the city center. Unlike other places in Israel where the 24/7 supermarkets are more expensive in Tel Aviv, because there are so many of them, they are relatively cheap.

Vegan friendly

If Israel is a vegan-friendly place, Tel Aviv is the capital of veganism in Israel. It won’t be hard to find vegan restaurants or vegan dishes in regular restaurants and even vegan ice cream.

this place serve a vegan kebab and burgers.

Gay friendly

the city is known to be a very gay-friendly place with a lot of special events and active community.

Dog friendly

People of the city just love dogs. Seems like everyone has one

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Cat friendly

If they don’t have a dog they will probably have a cat. and the ones who don’t have either of them just spoil the street cats. there are many street cats which forgot how to hunt and are just parasites on the society.

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South Tel Aviv

Check South Tel Aviv page.

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