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Tel Aviv Tourism: 4 Historical Spots That Are a Must Visit

Tel Aviv tourism is more than just about the city’s booming nightlife and scenic beach spots. It’s also home to numerous historic spots that show the rich story of Tel Aviv. If you want to go beyond mere sightseeing and food tripping, the places below are great locations to immerse yourself more in the city’s splendid history.

Independence Hall Museum

The Independence Hall Museum tells the story of how Tel Aviv became a city as well as the ceremonial oath taking of its 1st mayor, Meir Dizengoff. The museum uses audio-visual presentations to tell these stories for its visitors. There are also lecturers who will give an interesting speech about the city’s history. They also show films about Tel Aviv’s history and look at the related historic decorations in the room.

Bet Bialik Museum

The Bet Bialik Museum is a small place that is wholly dedicated to Israel’s national poet, Chaim Nachman Bialik. The museum was actually his previous home and library. To date, it contains about 94 books, which have now been translated into 28 languages. Aside from the books, you can also see the lovely design of Bialik’s home. There are stunning mosaics on the 1st-floor columns and is just beside the Ruben museum.

The Neve Tzedek Area

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Now enough about museums and let’s have some different options for you. The Neve Tzedek area is the first neighborhood built back when Tel Aviv was established as a new city. The result was a stylish, charming area where you’ll find classic architectural buildings and residences along the streets. Many of these have been recently restored so they are in much better condition than previously.

There are also nearby restaurants, galleries, cafes, and designer boutiques you can visit after you’ve strolled along the whole neighborhood. On a related note, you might also want to visit the Yemeni Village, which is a distinct neighborhood in itself as well.

Old Jaffa

Jaffa Flea Market, Balcony and narrow roads

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Old Jaffa is famed and renowned for its stark difference to the rest of Tel Aviv. From its flea market to its port and classic buildings, you’ll surely find a lot of treasured finds in the area. For the religious, there is a host of important Christian sites in the area, which include St. Peter’s church as well as Simon the Tanner’s house from the bible.

You will no doubt love wandering around the area’s alleyways where you can find art galleries, little restaurants, mosques, as well as historic stone buildings. There’s simply something for you in the Old Jaffa no matter what your age or preference is.

Appreciating Tel Aviv’s Historic Charm

Visiting any of the places above will make you fascinated at the sight of the ancient beauty of Tel Aviv. When you come to know the city through these locations, you’ll realize that Tel Aviv has a dynamic and lively charm that makes anyone easily fall in love. All this, together with the city’s amazing weather, great culture, and diverse choices of tourist spots to visit will serve to thrill the innate traveler in you.

Don’t miss these places and have a newfound appreciation of Tel Aviv’s other, more quiet side! Make sure to check out this post to learn the different ways you can get around in Tel Aviv!

 

 

 



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