Touring Tel Aviv was never as enjoyable as it is today when the city offers amazing open-air museums, indoor activities, innovations, and outstanding food. Today, I would like to present this amazing hi-tech capital and tell you a little bit about Tel Aviv's history.
TEL AVIV - THE RENAISSANCE
Tel Aviv, located on the Mediterranean Sea's eastern coast, is reminiscent of the Phoenix bird, which froze for centuries before springing to life and blooming. The name "Tel Aviv" is very old; it appears in the Tanah – the Jewish Holy Scripture. It is interpreted as follows when translated from Hebrew: "Tel" refers to an ancient hill or mount, while "Aviv" refers to rebirth, renewal, or spring. Any combination of these concepts makes for an optimistic and romantic city name; if you ask Israelis, they will tell you to "come and visit the spring," which is a common invitation to visit Israel's hi-tech capital.
HISTORY OF TEL AVIV
Tel Aviv was constructed on the ruins of the Philistine village of "Tel Kasila." The Philistines were an ancient tribe that, beginning in the 12th century BC, occupied the coastal territory from this settlement to modern-day Gaza and controlled the entire coast. To be clear, the Philistines and Palestinians are completely different groups. But this is ancient history, and Tel Aviv, Israel's capital, was founded in 1909 as the Jewish quarter of the ancient city of Jaffa.
The name "Ahuzat-Bayt" was given to it after the name of the society of the same name. Members of this community decided to build a Jewish quarter that would adhere to all of the rules and highest standards of European urban planning; they are also known as the first pioneers leaving Jaffa or the new Jewish "exodus" out of the walls. One of the funniest stories about dividing the new lands begins with the founder, Mr. Aharon Shlush; this 80-year-old gentleman struck a deal with the ottomans and obtained three stones to throw; the rule was simple: wherever the stones fell, that was the new border of your new land!
Surprisingly, the old man had very strong arms, and he could tell the difference between a small and large piece of land because the stones seemed quite far away. The Ottoman Empire made Jewish life difficult by enforcing new anti-Jewish laws, which is likely what prompted them to take this step.
The new development quickly became a city and a haven for Jewish immigrants, primarily from the Russian Empire and Poland, and with the rise to power of the Nazis in Germany, Jews began immigrating in large numbers to Palestine to escape the horror as soon as possible. Houses were built here in the 1930s by Jewish-German Bauhaus architects-the construction style was called eclectic meaning a few elements merging and creating a completely new style that can blend anywhere without any marks or religious signs such as the star of David, a menorah, or anything similar.
They were two- or three-story concrete houses, and the streets were designed to be strictly parallel and perpendicular to the sea, with each street being unique, for example, Herzel street was the financial street, Nahalat Binyamin street was the craftsmen street, and Rothchild street was the central park. It is now an architectural landmark—a complex known as the "White City" after the famous exhibition held in the 1980s. Tel Aviv is on the list of world cultural values and is protected by the UNESCO world organization.
MODERN TEL AVIV
The modern Tel Aviv-Jaffa is the result of the unification of two cities – the young and the old – in 1952. Since then, it has grown rapidly and converged with other neighboring cities, forming a solid urban development spanning many tens of kilometers, although the city itself is only 13.5 kilometers long along the coast. In the last 20 years, the city has grown to be the second most important in Israel in terms of economic, scientific, cultural, and hi-tech development.
Tel Aviv-Jaffa has consistently ranked as one of the most appealing and popular tourist and recreation destinations for both Israelis and foreigners. To begin with, numerous paths lead to it. You can get here by rail, sea, bus, air, or car, as there are transfers to all Israeli Railways, buses, and other routes. The transformation of this ancient land into a modern economic, industrial, scientific, cultural, entertainment, and resort center has resulted in a more than 70% increase in visitor numbers over the last decade.
Every day, more than 500,000 Israelis arrive in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is known as the "city without a break," because there are always interesting things to do – walking along the sea, cultural events, visiting attractions, theaters, and cultural events, excursions to museums and galleries, and shopping trips. Furthermore, Israelis are excellent gourmets, and approximately 1,800 restaurants and cafes cater to their needs. The growing demand for recreation in the form of a "rush to the city" ("city break") prompted the construction of new hotels, which increased the number of hotel rooms by over a thousand per year. Summers are long and hot, but not too hot, with an average temperature of 27 ° C, and winters are very warm, with an average temperature of + 13-14 ° C. The hottest days of the year (up to + 45 ° C) occur in the spring.
Many well-known concert halls and small venues, as well as a large number of theaters (Israeli ballet, Chamber theater, Habima, Beit Lesin, center for performing arts), attract visitors to Tel Aviv, a recognized center of modern Hebrew culture. The Cultural Palace of Golda Meir. Mann and colleagues). Numerous rock and jazz ensembles perform regularly. Art enthusiasts can become acquainted with the Tel Aviv Museum of Fine Arts, which houses European masterpieces from previous centuries as well as works by contemporary Israeli painters and sculptors. Guests with an interest in high technologies and technological innovations can visit various exhibitions at the Tel Aviv fair "Taglit innovation center."
TOURS AND HOLIDAYS IN TEL AVIV
Lovers of antiquity, first and foremost, seek to learn the secrets of ancient Jaffa, walk along its magnificent embankment with a tour guide, visit shops and pavilions with local flavor, see the Clock tower, the old Turkish government building, city walls, and soaring tree and see rarities of ancient cultures that inhabited Israel since the early Egyptian period in the Eretz Israel Museum.
You can simply relax in many places, including the largest Yarkon Park, Luna Park, and Leumi Park in Ramat Gan, as well as on the beaches of Tel Aviv's embankment Promenade (the beaches are public and free), it's port with traditional cafes and attractions for children, walking along the Herzliya embankment, the streets of the beautiful Neve Tzedek quarter combining a European atmosphere, or the "White City."
Shoppers will be drawn to Tel Aviv's designer stores. The "Nahlat Binyamin" market, Dizengoff street, and Jaffa's large flea market all have unique items. Various Goodies draw markets "Levinsky," "SHUK Carmel," numerous restaurants and small restaurants, and even street pavilions.
However, no matter how many attractions and attractive places in Tel Aviv are listed, there are still many interesting things to see, relax, or have fun with. This city is diverse and beautiful, so it is well worth a visit – it will provide every visitor with joy and inspiration! Don't forget to climb to the 49th floor of the Azrieli Tower to enjoy Tel Aviv's highest point, the observation deck.
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