All the information about Tel Aviv
Clock Square Jaffa
One of Jaffa's center of the activities is the Clock Square, where can be found the Clock Tower built by the Turkish Sultan Abed-el-Hamid II in 1906.
The famous Abulafia bakery is located at the square and Yoezer bar wine is on its east side.
The Armenian Monastery -
Saint Nicholas Monastery
is a medieval Armenian monastery in the old city of Jaffa, Israel, along the Mediterranean Sea. Located along the Jaffa's harbor, the former monastery consists of a large multi-story complex that includes an Armenian church and living quarters. As of 2008, the complex was undergoing heavy renovation. Although no longer an active monastery, the premises is under the jurisdiction of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem who rent out parts of the complex for residential and commercial purposes.
The "Nalaga’at" Center
The Center is comprised of the "Nalaga’at" Theater, home to the Deaf-blind Acting Ensemble; Café Kapish, with its deaf waiters and BlackOut, the pitch-black restaurant with its staff of blind waiters.
The "Nalaga’at" Center currently employs some 70 people, most of whom are deaf, blind or deaf-blind.
Thousands of people, from Israel and abroad have already visited the Center and enjoyed an exceptional artistic experience. The "Nalaga’at" Center was founded on the basic belief that every human being has the right to contribute to the society he lives in.
The Etzel Museum
A Museum on the southern beach of Tel Aviv for the commemoration of the 41 Etzel soldiers who fell during the battle for Jaffa. (Etzel is the Hebrew acronym for the "National Military Organization", which operated in the country at the time of the British mandate here and was later absorbed into the Israel Defense Forces). The museum is housed in a structure which was built at the beginning of the 20th century in the neighborhood of Menashiya by a Jewish business man, who was afterward killed during WWI.
The Ilana Gur Museum
For the first time in Israel, you have the opportunity to admire works of art from the point of view of the artist/collector rather than as exhibits in a sterile academic environment. The museum is located in an 18th century structure surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of the shoreline of Tel – Aviv and the Old City. Fascinating historical events are ensconced within the museum's walls dating back to 278 years ago, when the structure served as the first Jewish inn for pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land.
In ancient Jaffa, in a multi-arched building overlooking the sea, the Arab-Hebrew Theater creates a unique theatrical language using the building's challenging structure and Jaffa's rich fabric of life.
The theater consists of two theatrical groups that produce plays both together and apart in both Hebrew and Arabic.
Jaffa Flea Market
In Jaffa in the little alleys between Yefet Street and Jerusalem Blvd not far from the Jaffa Old Clock Tower Bazaar style market offering antiques, jewelery, clothes and lot of second hand stuff open Sunday to Friday from 10 am until late afternoon. A great place to visit and buy presents or unique oriental or antique items.
Givat Aliya Beach
Givat Aliya is the most southern beach of Tel-Aviv/Jaffa. It is very different than the rest of the beaches of Tel-Aviv, it's surrounded with the beauty of Jaffa and all the special architectural uniqueness that can be found only in Jaffa.
The Archaeological Center, founded in 1979, sells antiquities and ancient works of art.
Gan Hapisga (the Summit Garden) is located on the top of Old Jaffa’s archeological mound and it provides one of the most famous observation points in Jaffa. The green hill overlooks Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean and offers tourists attractions such as the garden’s famous "Statue of Faith” that resembles a gate which presents reliefs of three Biblical scenes- Jacob’s Dream, the Binding of Isaac and the Destroying of the Wall of Jericho. Here one can also find the "Bridge of Wishes” where the visitors are invited to hold their astrological sign, look over to the sea and make a wish.
"Jaffa Tales" – Old Jaffa Visitor's Center
“Jaffa Tales” Magical Exciting Multi-Sensory Experience
Come experience 5000 years of history in one the most ancient port cities in the world. Observe the major archeological discoveries found in Jaffa, meet the central characters in the tales of Jaffa, and learn the city’s history. The new visitors center in the heart of Kdumim Square.
Park Davidoff is a popular park in Jaffa which also holds various events, such as Israel Independance Day celebration, concerts and etc.
The Port (Ha-Namal)
The port operate under the green flag, with consideration for the environment and community. A unique Farmers Market is held at the port, offering fresh agricultural produce directly from the growers to consumers, and events are held to promote awareness for environmental issues.
In recent years, it underwent a major restoration program and is now a popular attraction in Tel Aviv. In 2011, it was announced that the site would be developed to become a major tourist site with recreational and cultural venues similar to Times Square.
The mall has around 420 stores and is visited by about 20,000 people on weekdays and around 45,000 people on Fridays. It operates two movie theatres, stores and restaurants, an internet cafe, a design center holding exhibitions from around the world (Soho), specialty stores (Comic books, video games, gadgets, stamp-collecting, posters), and a roof top swimming pool and gym. The mall is divided into two parts and straddles both sides of Dizengoff Street with the two parts linked by skywalks and underground passages.
Betzalel Market From King George Street near Allenby on the north side of the street get into the alley and you will see a an open air bazaar spread on a couple of alleys. Clothes market mainly from stocks and outlets. If you are patient and like to pry you can get lucky and find real bargains items from well known brands. Open Sunday to Friday Morning until late afternoon.
Carmel Market Starts from opposite Allenby King George junction all the way to Carmelit Bus Terminal. An open air market. When you start from the Allenby entrance you will find mainly clothes, toys or house accessories stands. As you go inside deeper you will find a colorful huge fruits&vegetable market - also you can find on both side little shops selling fresh meat or fish and cheese. Open Sunday to Friday from early morning untill evening
Nahalat Binyamin Just near the Carmel Market on the Nahalat Binyamin pedestrian walk. Arts & Crafts Fair on Tuesdays and Fridays when the artists themselves are offering their creations and you can find a variety of original artifacts. It is a very nice place for a stroll and for gift shopping. see photo gallery
Jaffa Flea Market In Jaffa in the little alleys between Yefet Street and Jerusalem Blvd not far from the Jaffa Old Clock Tower Bazaar style market offering antiques, jewelery, clothes and lot of second hand stuff open Sunday to Friday from 10 am until late afternoon. A great place to visit and buy presents or unique oriental or antique items.
Garage sale Market Friday mornings on Dizengoff Square stands selling antique and second hand books and other items Saturday morning the antique market is open in the Tel Aviv Port
Home Made Food Market Stands that offer homemade dishes that you can eat on spot or take home. Dizengoff Center on Thursday afternoon until evening Gan Hayir on Friday mornings
Tel Aviv port Farmers' Market Every Friday morning fresh fruits and vegetables directly sold by the farmers that grew it . It is fun to buy from people who sell their products with pride and love. Prices are not much so cheap and it is quite crowded but the atmosphere and the smells are worth the visit. Recently a indoor market has been inaugurated and it is open daily (closed Sundays) NEW Night Market every Wednesday i with some of the most special chefs of Tel Aviv cooking for you
Levinsky Spice Market In Florentine Neighbourhood on Levinsky Street Stands selling a wide collection of spices. A great place for a smell around the world tour. Open Sunday to Friday morning until afternoon.
The Russian Market near Blumfield in Jaffa A market where russian emigrants bring all kind of stuff and sell it for a few shekel I am not sure if it still exists
Museum lovers will be delighted to discover that Tel Aviv is dotted with dozens of museums full of rich exhibits from all aspects. Museums of art, history, culture, nature and science, with zionist, pacifist or religious background.
|Name||Location||Primary display/topic||Annual visitors|
|Tel Aviv Museum of Art||Tel Aviv||Modern art, contemporary Israeli art||750,000 (2012)|
|Independence Hall||Tel Aviv||History of Israel (independence)|
|Batei HaOsef||Tel Aviv||Israel Defense Forces|
|Etzel Museum||Tel Aviv||Irgun pre-state Jewish underground|
|5708 Etzel Museum – Beit Gidi||Tel Aviv||Irgun – Operation Hametz|
|Herzlilienblum Museum of Banking and Tel Aviv Nostalgia||Tel Aviv||Banking and old Tel Aviv culture|
|Lehi Museum – Beit Yair||Tel Aviv (Florentin)||Lehi|
|The Olympic Experience||Tel Aviv (Hadar Yosef)||Sports|
|Nachum Gutman Museum||Tel Aviv (Neve Tzedek)||Art by Nachum Gutman|
|Farkash Gallery collection||Tel Aviv (Old Jaffa)||Posters|
|Ilana Goor Museum||Tel Aviv (Old Jaffa)||Israeli art and culture|
|Jaffa Museum||Tel Aviv (Old Jaffa)||Israeli art and culture, antiquities|
|Eretz Israel Museum||Tel Aviv (Ramat Aviv)||Archaeology, history of Eretz Yisrael|
|The Museum of The Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot||Tel Aviv (Ramat Aviv)||A pluralistic and diverse experience of the Jewish people|
|Beit HaPalmach||Tel Aviv (Ramat Aviv)||Jewish resistance during the British Mandate – Palmach|
|Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art||Herzliya||Contemporary Israeli art|
|Holon Children's Museum||Holon||Children; visually impaired; hearing impaired|
|Design Museum Holon||Holon||Design|
|Egged Historical Vehicle Museum||Holon||Transportation – buses|
|Yad La-Shiryon||Latrun||Israel Defense Forces – Armor Corps|
|Mini Israel||Latrun||Miniature park, architecture|
|International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame||Netanya||Sports|
|Petah Tikva Museum of Art||Petah Tikva||Art|
|Museum of Israeli Art||Ramat Gan||Art (israeli)|
|Museum of Russian Art||Ramat Gan||Art (Russian)|
|Yehiel Nahari Museum of Far Eastern Art||Ramat Gan||Art (Far Eastern)|
|Yemenite Jewish Heritage Center and Museum||Rehovot||Yemenite Jewish Heritage|
|Rishon LeZion City Museum||Rishon LeZion||City|
The city of Tel Aviv may be home to a larger-than-expected number of theaters which host a numerous plays, shows and concerts of local and international acters from all over the world.
|Beit lessin Theatre||Dizengoff 101, City Center||Beit Lessin||03- 7255333|
|Hasimta||Mazal Dagim 8, Old Jaffa||Hasimta||03- 6812126|
|Karov theatre||Levinsky 116, Newe Shaanan||Karov theatre||03- 6885004|
|Cameri theatre||Leonardo De-vinchi 30, Haqiria Qtr||Cameri theatre||03- 6060960|
|Mandel cultural Center||Hatkooma 1, Jaffa||Mandel cultural Center||03- 6819289|
|Theatre of the Body||salame 46 (inner yard), Florentin||Theatre of the Body||03- 5184471|
|Gesher Theatre||Jerusalem Ave 9, Jaffa||Gesher Theatre||03-5182812|
|Arison hall||Saadia Gaon 7, Karlibach Qtr||Arison hall||03-5603110|
|bambola – puppets show for kids||Bar Kochva 16, City Center||bambola – puppets show for kids||077-4438800|
|Beit Hayal||Weitzman 60, Yehuda Macabi Qtr||Beit Hayal||03-6295555|
|Bikurey Ha'Itim||Heftman 6, Haqiria Qtr||Bikurey Ha'Itim||03-6919510|
|Camel comedy club||Nachlat Benyamin 52, Rothchild Qtr||Camel comedy club||03-6393434|
|Carousel Theater||Dizengoff 75, City Center||Carousel Theater||057-7827000|
|Clipa Theatre||HaRakevet 38, Newe Shaanan||Clipa Theatre||03-6879219|
|Do touch||Jafa port , Old Jaffa||Do touch||03-6330808|
|Etgar||Changing location , Around Town||Etgar||077-7080210|
|Gesher Hangar||Eilat 11, Noga Qtr||Gesher Hangar||03-5182853|
|Habima national theatre||Tarsat Ave 2, Habima Qtr||Habima national theatre||03-6295555|
|Hangar 2||Jafa port Hangar 2, Old Jaffa||Hangar 2|
|Hiechal hatarbut||Hoberman 1, Habima Qtr||Hiechal hatarbut||03-5289163|
|IMPRO CO||Tushia 4, Montifiori||IMPRO CO||03-5222838|
|Inbal ethnic Arts center||Yehieli 6, Neve Tzedek||Inbal ethnic Arts center||03-5173711|
|Melenki theatre||Changing location , Around Town||Melenki theatre||03-|
|Notzar Bat Yam||Changing location , Around Town||Notzar Bat Yam||03-6350772|
|Orna Porat Theatre||Changing location , Around Town||Orna Porat Theatre||03-6023531|
|Park theatre||Yehushua parks , Hayarkon River||Park theatre||03-7448044|
|Sophy moskovitz school of performance art||Levinsky 116, Newe Shaanan||Sophy moskovitz school of performance art||03-5372525|
|Studioact||Mevaser 22, East TA||Studioact||03-6886514|
|Teahatron||Dizengoff Center , City Center||Teahatron||050-9596776|
|Tel Aviv Theater||Karlibach 18, Karlibach Qtr||Tel Aviv Theater||073-2448019|
|Tel-Aviv Community Theatre at Beit-Yad Labanim TACT||Pinkas 63, Yehuda Macabi Qtr||TACT||03-5467404|
|The Arab Hebrew theatre||Mifratz Shlomo 10, Old Jaffa||Mifratz Shlomo||03-5185540/63|
|The room theatre||Harav Kook 8, Boardwalk||The room theatre||03-5171818|
|Tmuna Theatre||Shonzino 8, Montifiori||Tmuna Theatre||03-5629462|
|Tsavta||Ibn Gvirol 30, Ibn Gvirol||Tsavta||03-6950156/7|
|Yiddishpiel theatre||Changing location , Around Town||Yiddishpiel theatre||03-5254660|
|YUNG YiDiSH center||New central station Studio 5008, 5th floor, Newe Shaanan||YUNG YiDiSH center||03-6874433|
|Theatronkale||Marmorek 28, Habima Qtr||Theatronkale|
For those who enjoy to spend a quality time with a good movie in the cinema, The city of Tel Aviv offers several movie theaters which present new actual movies and also foreign movies.
Holon’s Woman Festival
each year, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, this small city just outside of Tel Aviv hosts a four day festival to celebrate the art of women. All kinds of art media (film, music, visual art, literature) which relate to feminism and womanhood are presented and discussed. The event is held at the highly respected Holon Theatre in early March.
French Film Festival
the Tel Aviv Cinematheque puts on this week long film festival dedicated to the latest and greatest pieces of cinematic art to come out of France.
Kfar Saba Race
The race is held every year in March in Kfar Saba. Thousands of runners take part in the race. There are three popular ways to participate: popular course of two km, competitive course of 10 km and popular walking course of 6 km.
For more information please check the Kfar Saba's Municipality website.
FestiJazz - Giva'atayim
The jazz festival FestiJazz is held every year in the beginning of May, it hosts Israeli jazz creators, players, compositors and leading singers. All the shows are held in Giva'atayim Theater halls. For more information please check the Givaatayim Theater website.
International Spring Festival - Rishon Le-Zion
The International Spring Festival is held every year in Hechal HaTarbut hall in Rishon Le-Zion. It presents lots of culture events of music and dance. Local artists and guests from all over the world participate in the events. The festival that lasts for a week promises the visitors a fascinating culture and art experiences. For more information please check the festival's website.
DocAviv The International Documentary Film Festival
DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival takes place every spring and is Docaviv NPO's keystone project. Docaviv is the only film festival in Israel dedicated exclusively to documentary cinema and is Tel Aviv's largest film festival. It is considered amongst the world's most respected film festivals. Each year some of the best documentary films produced in Israel and internationally, are carefully selected by professional committees, comprised of members of the film and television industry. More than 80 documentary films are screened over the festival's ten days, most of which are also national premieres. For more information, please check the festival's website.
The Felicia Blumental International Music Festival
Taking place in April at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the International Music Festival, named after Felicia Blumental, offers classical music performances by world famous musician. The Festival is known for its easy going approach to classical music, which makes it very accessible. Concerts are often accompanied by lectures, interviews and commentaries.
Arthur Rubenstein International Piano Master Competition
The Arthur Rubenstein International Piano Master Competition is held every three years in few places: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Mann Auditorium Tel Aviv & Royal Beach, Eilat. The competition aim is to encourage and promote talented pianists from all over the world. Young and gifted pianists who pass the requirements can participate. The chosen compositions are played according to the directions and demands of the competition's committee. The winner of the first place is the winner of the prestigious Arthur Rubenstein prize.
The Israel Festival
The Festival takes place annually for a few weeks in the spring. Throughout the festival, audiences are able to enjoy performances by artists from all over the world, as well as premieres of Israeli works and tributes to leading Israeli artists. The public can also attend a large selection of free performances, including street theatre, children's shows and a nightly jazz club.
White Night Tel Aviv
The White Night Tel Aviv (Layla Lavan Tel Aviv) has been taking place since being declared the White City by UNESCO in July 2003, the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality’s way of marking the honor. The White Night is an annual one-night fest offering a slew of special events for the benefit of the residents and visitors of Tel Aviv. The 2012 White Night Tel Aviv is taking plac on 28 June.
Beer Festival - Kibbutz Ma'abarot
The old beer festival that started over a decade ago is known as one of the most quality beer festivals in Israel. The festival is a co production of the Wine House in kibbutz Ma'abarot with Beer Master Company. It promises two genuine beer fiesta days to its visitors. Among the festival's events the visitors can enjoy tastes of boutique Israeli beers that some of it are produced especially for the festival, great variety of food, price awarded beer games, marvelous music performances and more.
The Gay Parade
Tel Aviv has the biggest gay community in Israel.
Every year on June, thousands of people flood the streets of Tel Aviv on Friday as the city marked the end of Gay Pride Week with its annual pride parade - an extravaganza of floats, live music and partying on the beach.
The parade is always guaranteed to be a fun and colourful event and is one of the largest processions of the year.
The Humus Festival every year one the country’s leading humus manufacturers puts on this massive event celebrating Israel’s national dish. Humus shops from all over the city congregate in Hayarkon Park to feed the hungry locals. The atmosphere is decidedly Arabic, and features belly dancing, musical performances by famous Arabic groups and other exotic activities.
Adam (Genesis). There is a special reverent atmosphere around the country as people wear white and go to synagogues.