Tel Aviv has lovely streets that tourists and locals love. The streets of Tel Aviv are crowded with bars, pubs, restaurants, book fairs, art galleries, bookshops, beaches, groceries, markets and much more. Every street of Tel Aviv is named after artists, leaders, politicians, writers and other important public figures who became part of the history and culture of Israel.
The most prominent streets in Tel Aviv are:
Ben-Gurion Boulevard is named after David Ben-Gurion, who founded Israel signing the Declaration of Independence in 1948 and becoming the first Prime Minister of Israel’s history. His 1930s residential house is located in Ben-Gurion Boulevard, and it is situated in a cubic building that became a museum where you can see the living area, the original furniture with the beautiful library, historical documents and titles, which Ben-Gurion was awarded during the years of Prime Minister’s Office.
Bialik Street is named after Chaim Nachman Bialik. He has been Israel’s national poet writing his poems in Hebrew, contributing to the renaissance of the Hebrew language and creating Modern Hebrew poetry.
Bialik House is a fantastic museum with an interior in the Arts and Crafts movement style. Bialik House is renowned for its architectural style that blends European and Oriental elements. Some of the oldest houses of Tel Aviv are in Bialik Street, which is featured by unique architecture, the Bauhaus Foundation Museum, the Old City Hall that became the Museum of History of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, and the Felicja Blumental Music Center and Library, just to cite some of the most important places to visit in this beautiful street.
Bograshov Street is a famous and vibrant street of Tel Aviv that stretches from King George Street until Bograshov Beach. In Bograshov Street, you will find shops where to buy vintage accessories, clothes, and shoes. It’s named after Haim Bograshov, who was an Israeli politician contributing to the establishment of the Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium. Haim Bograshov was one of the first teachers and then the principal of this school.
By the way- walking from Bograshov and turning into Bar Kochva, you find Tsvi Brock Street, and after if you pass the Old City Hall, you will be at Bialik Street.
Dizengoff Street was built in the 1930s and named after Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv. It is a symbolic and cultural street, which is also an artistic hub. Dizengoff Street is one of the most lively and hectic streets of Tel Aviv, where you can find everything you are searching for. This magical place attracts tourists and locals because of its unique atmosphere with many coffee shops, restaurants, stores, designer boutiques, the mall Dizengoff Center, and the famous Bauhaus buildings.
Another attraction of Dizengoff Street is Dizengoff Square, with the restored Fire And Water Fountain. This square was named after the wife of Meir Dizengoff, Zina Dizengoff.
Herzl Street is named after Theodor Herzl, one of the prominent Zionism leaders, who wrote Altneuland, a text to promote Zionism. The very first buildings of Tel Aviv were built on Herzl Street, where there was the Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium, the first mixed-gender high school founded in 1910 and featuring teachings of different subjects only in Hebrew. Nowadays, the Shalom Tower, the first skyscraper of Israel, stands instead of the school. The Shalom Tower hosts exhibitions about the early decades of the social and architectural development of Tel Aviv.
King George Street
King George Street is a busy commercial street crowded with shops, eateries, coffee shops and many other shops. This street was named after King George V, who was the king of the United Kingdom during the British Mandate of Palestine. In the beginning, this street was named Carmel Street because of the famous Carmel Market located in the western area.
Dizengoff Center has been the first shopping mall in Israel that opened in 1983, and it is located at the corner of King George Street and Dizengoff Street. This fantastic mall is situated on both sides of Dizengoff Street, with bridges and underground passageways connecting the two buildings.
Rabin Square is one of the largest squares of Tel Aviv centre, and it was named after Yitzhak Rabin, the first native Israeli prime minister. He worked on the Israeli-Palestinian peace, signing many agreements with Palestine and Jordan following the Oslo Accords. Yitzhak Rabin won the Nobel Peace Prize with Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat in 1994. Nevertheless, in 1995, Rabin was been killed during a peace rally. In the northern part of the square, the small memorial is located on the spot of the murder, on Ibn Gabirol Street, close to the City Hall. In Rabin Square, there are also a Holocaust memorial sculpture, a fountain, and an ecological pool.
Rothschild Boulevard is one of the most renowned and beautiful avenues of Tel Aviv. It is located between Neve Tzedek and the Habima Theater. It is part of the White City of Tel Aviv, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fabulous boulevard is named after Baron Edmond Benjamin James de Rothschild, who donated money and land to the Jewish community. You can either walk and bike down its shaded sides, and in the middle, there is a wide central strip lined with trees and Bauhaus buildings such as Independence Hall.
As you read, there are so many beautiful places in Tel Aviv that it is not enough to visit this city in a day. Indeed, you will need several days to explore many magical places in this fabulous city. Additionally, the seaside promenade with several beautiful beaches deserves a long stay.