The City Of Tel Aviv
The city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, or in short Tel Aviv, is also well-known as “the first Hebrew city”. Thanks to its location on the coastal plain, Tel Aviv hosts a hotbed of activities and tourist entertainments. In fact, the Tel Aviv city is now the central city of the Gush Dan’s area and the second biggest city of Israel after Jerusalem. If you want to know Tel Aviv’s city better, you can go on a guided tour, which includes the centre, old north, coastal Tel Aviv and the relative periphery of the Gush Dan area.
The territory of the city of Tel Aviv starts from the Yarkon River and Nahal Ayalon. The city geographical boundaries are: in the west, the Mediterranean sea, in the south, Bat Yam and Holon’s towns, in the east, Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Bnei Brak and Petah Tikva, and in the north, Ramat Hasharon and Herzliya.
Yarkon Park – The Largest Park In Israel
Yarkon Park is the largest park in Israel. It is so large that its surface covers approximately 3.5km², from the coast of Tel Aviv up to Ramat Gan. I think the real boundaries of Tel Aviv’s city are: in the north, the Yarkon River, and in the south, Selma street. You can go to the west, find the beaches, or continue to the east and find the Ayalon lanes.
Dizengoff And Ben Yehuda Streets
Let’s start with the famous Dizengoff street where there is an unusual combination of boutiques, shops, restaurants, the Dizengoff Center mall, coffee shops and tourist entertainments. You can then walk Ben Yehuda street, which is similar to Dizengoff street in terms of its structure. Ben Yehuda street is parallel to Dizengoff street, and it is also closer to the sea. Both Ben Yehuda and Dizengoff street are comfortable for walking, offering lovely places to rest in the shadow.
Sarona – The Heart Of Tel Aviv
Sarona is a fantastic combination of high-rise and old European style buildings.
Another important street of the “first Hebrew city” is Allenby. Here the atmosphere is slightly different, and there is a striking combination between the past, present and future. Historically, Allenby is famous for its IDF parades. It is associated with Sheinkin street, close to Carmel Market and it hosts small shops and restaurants with a funk atmosphere. Today, Allenby Street has lots of exciting shops with hipster shops and cafes.
“The White City” In Rothschild Boulevard
From Allenby, you can continue up to Rothschild Boulevard to see the “White City” building style and even be impressed with a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was awarded in 2003 as a World Heritage Site. Specifically, in this area, Tel Aviv has a convenient array of public transport and offers the possibility to move from one place to another one by taxis, special taxis, buses and soon also light rail.
HaYarkon Street – Beach Promenade
HaYarkon Street is the main street in Tel Aviv, which is located parallel with the sea. The name of this street is due to the HaYarkon river, which flows into the Mediterranean sea. From Tel Aviv to Jaffa, there are many contrasts. Tel Aviv is a major metropolis, and it has a central position in Israel. Tel Aviv hosts many buildings, which are architecturally and culturally significant. If you want to see the difference between the north and south of the city, you can explore Jaffa’s main streets starting from Neve Tzedek, through Jerusalem Boulevard up to the Ajami neighbourhood. Along the way, you will be impressed by the renewed Bloomfield Stadium, which hosts the football games.
The Nordoy Hotel
The Nordoy hotel was built in 1925 in Nahalat Benjamin street. Since its inception, the hotel has been open until today, preserving its unique heritage and original design features. Architect Yehuda Magidovich designed this building with an eclectic style, which incorporates central European elements, oriental motifs and local ornamentation.
Beautiful View Of The Coast Of Tel Aviv From Jaffa
Many people enjoy to take pictures and simply enjoy the fantastic view of the city. I think there is no better place than Jaffa, to admire the entire coast of Tel Aviv with a panoramic view. Following below I posted some photos of Jaffa.
You are invited to enjoy this view by visit HaMidron garden, it’s a beautiful park that’s spread from Tel Aviv-Jaffa to Bat Yam.
And here is another view from old Jaffa on the Tel Aviv coast, a fantastic combination of medieval artillery as cannon and a modern city – full of life and fun 24/7.
Walking along the old narrow streets of Jaffa, which are like Jerusalem’s ancient city, it is difficult not to notice this tree hung in the air.
In this photo, you can see the old port of Jaffa’s city. By the way, time ago, all the pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem’s holy city came from this port and then passed through the Jaffa Gate in old Jerusalem. You can now understand why Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem has that name.