5 good reasons to go to Tel Aviv
To see / do
Culture and history
The districts of Tel Aviv form a mosaic
Explore the different districts of the city and soak up the atmosphere of Tel Aviv. Head to Jaffa, the oldest part of the city, to see the Clock Tower and St. Peter’s Church. It’s also worth visiting the trendy Neve Tzedek district. And don’t forget to take a walk along Rothschild Boulevard to admire the Bauhaus-style buildings.
Tel Aviv’s fascinating museums
Wandering the city and visiting museums will immerse you in local culture. If you’re interested in the country’s past, you can learn more about Israeli history and archaeology at the Eretz Israel Museum, Palmach Museum and Yitzhak Rabin Centre. Art-lovers should visit the Museum of Art and Holon Design Museum. Both are housed in unusually-shaped buildings.
The Negev desert is spellbinding
You have to see the Negev desert, it’s one of the world’s natural wonders. On foot, bike, 4x4, on the back of a camel… you can explore this immense landscape any way you like! Go and find the ancient fortress of Masada, Solomon’s Pillars, the Ramon Crater and other incredible sights. You won’t believe your eyes.
The markets will awaken your senses
Like all large cities, Tel Aviv has lots of great markets. Start with the local flea market, then head to Sarona and Carmel markets. They offer a fragrant and colourful window onto local culture and produce. And they’re the ideal place to find souvenirs or sample local Israeli cuisine.
The atmospheric nightlife of Tel-Aviv
Fun and laughter begins once night has fallen, especially on Thursday evenings. Locals take the city by storm and stay out until dawn. If you’re looking for somewhere lively, head to Rothschild Boulevard and the Old Port. You can enjoy a drink and a bite to eat there before dancing into the early hours!
Falafel, a vegetarian treat
Falafel is a traditional Israeli dish. Little falafel balls are made from crushed chickpeas and spices. Then they’re deep fried. Falafel are often served in a pitta, a type of bread that’s typical to the Middle-East. Houmous, cucumber and tomatoes are added to the pitta to create a heavenly vegetarian sandwich.
Israelis adore filled pitta bread. Shawarma is made using pitta bread, but this time the pitta is filled with meat that’s been marinated in spices and cooked on a rotisserie. And instead of houmous, you add tahini sauce made from ground sesame.
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