Tel Aviv – In the city

And boom, just like that come the posts about Tel Aviv. TLV is a pretty amazing city as it combines so many different things. There are shops, restaurants, arthoods, beaches, historic rustic parts and modern skyscrapers. It has incredible markets brimming with spices and fragrances, and then very techy quarters with start-ups and pinterest boutiques.

Let’s first get artsy! There is a big art scene in Tel Aviv including galleries, stalls and shows. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is one of the best places to visit and is located right in the centre of the city. It’s divided into two sections (one being more modern) and below you can see the exterior of it. It is a very unusual, geometric building but of course very on trend. Inside there are a lot of classical paintings, sculptures and more modern pieces. The special exhibitions are very thought out and relevant to art within Israel. I do like seeing local artists and some of the work was very provocative!

Israel is known for having amazing markets. Shuk HaCarmel is probably the most famous in Tel Aviv and features mainly food and bric a brac/souvenir items. It goes on for several blocks and can get a tad claustrophobic at times so try to go off peak. If you can, head there on a Tuesday or Friday as next door there is an art market (two for the price of one baby). Just make sure you watch your personal belongings and don’t forget to haggle!

Head South and you’ll enter the neighbourhood of Florentin. It’s a typical ‘up and coming’ area of any city that features graffiti, cute cafes and urban/construction buildings. Go for a wander round and get lost in the winding streets. We came across a street with lots of warehouse studios and inside people were melding metals and chopping wood. Apparently the city is demolishing parts of this area to build skyscrapers (not sure if it’s a rumour) so go see it before it’s too late!

The centre of TLV is full of skyscrapers, shops and tourists. At the tippy top of the page you’ll see the Dizengoff Fountain. Dizengoff is probably the middle point of the city and has a very retro shopping mall and tons of great restaurants and bars. The fountain is on a bridge/square above the road and makes for a lovely meeting place. At night it lights up and I’ve heard rumours sometimes plays music (what the). If you like strolling it might be worth dropping by the Bauhaus Center (just next door) and picking up a map. There are a lot of buildings inspired by/designed with that style in mind around Tel Aviv and they’re called the White City. I really enjoyed spotting them in contrast to the high-risers and more sandstone typical Israeli architecture.

That’s that for TLV part one. All of these stops are pretty central and easy to navigate one to the other. Next up I’ll be talking about places a little further afield (still reachable by bus) that you should check out! Tel Aviv is a very eclectic city and one you don’t want to miss!


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