Touring Tel Aviv was never fun as today, the city offers amazing open sky museums, indoor activities, innovations, and outstanding food, today I would like to present this amazing hi-tech capital and tell you a bit about the history of tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv - the Renaissance
Tel Aviv, located along the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean sea, resembles the Phoenix bird, which froze for many centuries, and then came to life and bloomed. The very name "Tel Aviv" is very ancient, it can be found in the Tanah – the Jewish Holy Scripture. Translated from Hebrew, it is interpreted as follows: "tel" – an ancient hill or mount, and "Aviv" - a 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 "come and visit the spring" this is a typical call to visit the Israeli hi-tech capital.
History of Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is built on the ruins of the Philistine village of "Tel Kasila". The Philistines were an ancient tribe that, starting from the 12TH century BC, occupied the coastal territory from this settlement to modern-day Gaza and basically controlled the entire coast, to remove any doubt the philistines and the Palestinians are completely different groups. But this is hoary antiquity, and Israel's Tel Aviv is a young city that emerged in 1909 as the Jewish quarter of the ancient city of Jaffa. Then it was called "Ahuzat-Bayt "after the name of the society of the same name. 60 families who are members of this community decided to build a Jewish quarter that would meet all the rules and highest standards of European urban planning, they are also called the first pioneers exiting Jaffa or the new Jewish "exodus" out of the walls. one of the funniest stories about splitting the new lands begins from the founder, Mr. Aharon Shlush, this 80-year-old gentleman made a deal with the ottomans and got 3 stones to throw, the rule was very simple where the stones are falling it means that this is the new borders of your new land! surprisingly the old man had really strong arms and he made the difference between a small and big piece of land since the stones felt quite far. The Ottoman Empire made the Jewish life miserable by applying new anti-Jewish rules and this is probably the reason why they were stimulated to make this step.
The new development quickly turned into a city, and became a haven for Jewish immigrants, mainly from the Russian Empire and Poland, and with the rise to power of the Nazis in Germany jews began immigrating in high volumes to Palestine to escape the horror as fast as possible. In the 30s of the last century, houses were built here by Jewish-German architects of the Bauhaus school-the construction style was called eclectic meaning a few elements merging together and creating a completely new style which 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 strictly parallel and perpendicular to the sea, each street was unique, for example, Herzel street was the financial street, Nahalat Binyamin was the craftsmen street and Rothchild street was the central park. Now it is an architectural monument-a complex called the "White city" after the famous exhibition during the 80'. tel Aviv included in the list of world cultural values and is under the protection of the UNESCO world organization.
Modern Tel Aviv
Modern tel Aviv-Jaffa is the result of the unification of two cities in 1952 – the young and the old. Since then, it has been growing rapidly and converging with other neighboring cities, turning into a solid urban development for many tens of kilometers, although the length of the city itself along the coast is only 13.5 km. The city became the second most important in Israel in the economic, scientific, culturally and hi-tech is leading the development and the innovation of the city in the past 20 years.
Tel Aviv-Jaffa steadily occupies the position of one of the most attractive and visited by Israelis and foreigners centers of tourism and recreation. First of all, there are many paths leading to it. You can get here by rail, by sea, by bus, by air, by car, because there are transfers to all lines of the Israeli Railways, bus and other routes. The transformation of this ancient land into a modern economic, industrial, scientific, cultural, entertainment and resort center has contributed to an increase in the number of visitors by more than 70% over the past decade.
More than half a million Israelis arrive in Tel Aviv every day. Tel Aviv is called the "city without a break", where everyone can find interesting activities around the clock – walking along the sea, cultural events, visiting attractions, theaters, and cultural events, excursions to museums and galleries, shopping trips. In addition, Israelis are great gourmets, and about 1,800 restaurants and cafes offer them to satisfy their tastes. The growing demand for recreation on the model of a kind of " rush to the city "("city break") motivated the construction of new hotels, which increases the number of hotel rooms by more than a thousand a year. The Mediterranean climate is also conducive to relaxation: summers are long and hot, but not very hot, with an average temperature of 27 ° C, and winters are very warm, with an average temperature of + 13-14 ° C. The hottest days (up to + 45 ° C) fall in the spring.
In tel Aviv, a recognized center of modern Hebrew culture, guests are attracted by 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. Golda Meir, the Palace of culture. Mann and others). Numerous rock and jazz ensembles constantly give concerts. Art lovers can get acquainted with the Tel Aviv Museum of fine arts with European masterpieces of the past centuries, as well as with the works of modern Israeli painters and sculptors. Guests who are interested in the field of high technologies and technological innovations have the opportunity to visit various exhibitions of the Tel Aviv fair "Taglit innovation center".
Tours and Holidays in Tel Aviv
Lovers of antiquity, first of all, seek to learn the secrets of ancient Jaffa, walk along its magnificent embankment with a tour guide, go to 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 the land of Israel in the Eretz Israel Museum since the early Egyptian period.
You can just relax in many places of the largest Yarkon Park, Luna Park, Leumi Park in Ramat Gan, on the beaches of Tel Aviv embankment Promenade(the beaches are public and free), it's port with traditional cafes and attraction for kids, walking along the Herzliya embankment, the streets of the beautiful Neve Tzedek quarter combining a Europen atmosphere, or the "White city".
Shoppers will be attracted to designer stores in Tel Aviv. Unique items can be found at the Nahlat Binyamin market, Dizengoff street, and Jaffa's big flea market. Various Goodies attract markets "Levinsky", "SHUK Carmel", numerous restaurants and small restaurants, and even pavilions on the streets.
But no matter how many attractions and attractive places in Tel Aviv are listed, there is still a lot of interesting things to see, relax or have fun. This city is diverse and beautiful, so it is worth a visit – it will bring every guest a lot of joy and inspiration!don't forget to climb to the 49th floor of the Azrieli tower to enjoy the observation point of Tel Aviv, the highest spot of the city.
I offer a modern Tel Aviv tour to explore the new era history with all the new progressive moments and innovations that the city has to offer, if you are interested touring tel Aviv with a tour guide just contact me.