The City of Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is Israel's second largest city and its biggest commercial center. Founded in 1909, it was the first Hebrew city to be built in modern times. Tel Aviv is today a vital busy metropolis known as the city that never sleeps, which attracts visitors from all over the world with its exciting nightlife and its beaches.
Tel Aviv is situated along the Mediterranean coast and has a long promenade running alongside the seashore. You can take walks, jog, ride bikes or sit on a bench and enjoy the fresh air and blue horizons.
The city is full of life and energy. In daytime, dozens of cafes, restaurants and ice cream parlors are open, while at night, dozens of pubs, bars, music and dance clubs that stay open until dawn. Regardless of the hour, clowns, caricaturists, tattoo artists and magicians perform on the streets or one can always join the continuous flow of people strolling by the nearby beaches.
Tel Aviv is also Israel's cultural center, home to a variety of museums, galleries, theatres, opera and concert halls. You can enjoy the arts by just taking a walk and looking at the 96 sculptures and other arts pieces, which are displayed along boulevards, parks, streets and public squares.
Tel Aviv is also known for its unique Bauhaus architecture.
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, proclaimed the unique urban and historical fabric of Tel Aviv-Jaffa (the "white city") as a World Cultural Heritage site.
By contrast to the modern century Tel Aviv, nearby Jaffa is one of the oldest port cities in the world and was established about 4,000 years ago. Historians believe that Jaffa is the only port in the world that was inhabited throughout its entire existence. Old Jaffa is filled with artist's quarters, studios and art galleries lining its narrow alleys which are named after the signs of the zodiac. Wander around Old Jaffa's' romantic paths and gardens and its picturesque harbor set against the backdrop of the city of Tel Aviv.