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Historic Walking Tour of Tel Aviv

In the Footsteps of Israel's Founders
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 2 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Perhaps one of the best ways to get to know Tel Aviv is a walk along its beach and promenade. Already at sunrise you'll find scores of... more »

Tips:  Wear comfortable walking shoes

Download the Tel Aviv-Jaffa City Pass which, after being stamped by your hotel concierge, provides... more »

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Points of Interest

During the Second World War, while the British people bravely faced the savage Blitz of London, Jews who somehow managed to survive the horrors of the Holocaust made their way across the Mediterranean to the Land of Israel, despite British mandatory restrictions.

Tel Aviv's "London Square" memorializes this tragic period in an impressive... More

2. Atarim Square

Atarim (also known as Namir) Square dominates this portion of the promenade, it is not one of Tel Aviv's great success stories. This multi-level complex, designed by the Israeli architect Ya'akov Rechter, was originally built in 1975 and popular in its first years of existence. However, in the past decade, this square, jointly owned by the Israel ... More

3. Ben Gurion House Museum

David Ben Gurion (the founder and first Prime-Minister of the State of Israel) and his wife, Paula, moved into this building in 1931. At that time this area was a simple workers neighborhood. In 1953, upon retiring from politics, Ben Gurion decided to join the pioneers in Kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev and bequeathed this structure to the State of... More

4. Ben Yehuda Street

Until about 100 years ago Hebrew was a "dead language" - used only for study and prayer (kind of like Latin). It took one "crazy man" to create the basis of the renaissance of Hebrew - Eliezer Ben Yehuda - who is honored by this street.

The story is really best summed up by this popular Hebrew song written by Yaron London:

Like the prophets,... More

5. Dizengoff Street

In the 1920s, Meir Dizengoff (first mayor of Tel-Aviv between 1922-1925 & 1929-1936) commissioned the renowned Scottish urban planner Patrick Geddes to submit a plan for the future city of Tel Aviv. Geddes planned this street as the “Champs-Élysées" of Tel Aviv. Following the death of Dizengoff in 1936, the street was named in his honor and... More

This famous Tel Aviv restaurant, which opened in 1945, was originally only a booth for selling watermelons! "Savta" (grandma) Sarah used to bring her homemade lunch to "Saba" (grandpa) Zvi who worked there. The aroma from her traditional Jewish cooking would attract all the neighbors and those who happened to walk by, turning the booth into a... More

The Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv is the city’s center for exploring, learning and experiencing Tel Aviv's
unique collection of Bauhaus architecture.

Bauhaus buildings are characterized by a lack of ornamentation, an abundance of symmetry and a triumph of function over form. Bauhaus buildings are usually cubic, favor right angles, have smooth facades ... More

8. Agam Fountain

Dizengoff Square (named in honor of Meir Dizengoff's wife, Tzina) was designed in the 1930s as a round-about meeting point of six streets in the center of Tel Aviv. Since that time, it has undergone many changes and today is famous for its unique fountain. This fountain, created by Kinetic artist Yaacov Agam and named 'The Fire and Water,' was... More