Tel Aviv is nicknamed "The White City," and was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2003 in recognition of its multitude of fine examples of Bauhaus architecture. The city itself is full of small museums, art galleries and sun-soaked beaches that provide excellent sightseeing opportunities and downtime.
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Jaffa is an old Arab port town with its preserved acropolis remains remains and well-restored stone architecture. Now home to to restaurants and artisan boutiques. A major attractions is the flea market with the hubbub of a genuine souk, while St. Peter's Monastery and the Old Port area itself are also not to be missed.
2.TEL AVIV MUSEUM OF ART
The ultra-modern building with its sophisticated architecture is a leading light in Israelâ€™s contemporary art. The museum contains works by Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, Henry Moore, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and the world's largest collection of work by Israeli artists. Regular events and temporary exhibits is also host at the museum.
Three historical houses that will interest history and culture lovers are on street. The aratist Reuven Rubinâ€™s house is now a museum dedicated to his work white further along the street you will find the home of the poet Chaim Nachman Bialik with tributes to his life and work.Next door is Tel Aviv's original town hall Beit Ha'ir with displays documenting Tel Aviv's history.
The Haganah Museum documents the Haganah guerrilla force, which actively attacked British Mandate rule. On exhibit are weaponry and information on the Haganah's activities.
The tower is Tel Avivâ€™s first high-rise building. The tower houses a office block, shopping centre and museum. Discover Tel Aviv Centre with exhibits of the city's history and the viewing platform at the top, from where you can see panoramic views across the city.
This museum show visitors the origins of the Palmach, an elite part of the Hagana paramilitary organization. A guided tour of this museum leads you through three-dimensional exhibits that depict scenes from the Palmach's history.
7.ERETZ ISRAEL MUSEUM
If you want to learn more about how Tel Aviv came to be and the historical artifacts discovered then this is the museum to visit. The museum comprises several pavilions, each housing a different category of findings, like glasswork, ceramics, fabrics, and coinage. The museum also serves as an archaeological facility, so you can tour several restored facilities, including the Tell Qasile Excavations.
The museum illustrates the life and culture of the Jewish people throughout history. A wide variety of exhibits including film, recordings, and models, to document the world's Jewish population across the centuries are on display.
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The best way to get around in Tel Aviv is by bike. Other transport is by bus, train, taxi and car.
The best times to visit Tel Aviv are March through April and September through November. Spring and fall mark this city's "sweet" tourism spots and boasting pleasant temperatures.