Tel Aviv (Hebrew) תֵּל אָבִיב-יָV., Arabic. تل أبيب) is one of the largest cities in Israel and is the center of the Gush-Dan district of the same name.
Hebrew תֵּל אָבִיב-יָV.
414 600 (2013)
Tel Aviv is the most "western" city in the country, but it is still in the Middle East. A smearing mixture of cultures created this oasis in a desert that never sleeps. The city is extremely diverse and, like any modern metropolis, can offer something to each tourist depending on his needs. It is very difficult for the disenchanted to leave the city.
How to get
Arrival hall at Ben-Gurion airport
1 Ben Gurion Airport. Israel's largest airport is about 10 minutes' drive from Tel Aviv. Oct 2015
2 Sde Dov Airport (שה העד.). In the north of the city there is Sde Dov Airport, which serves only local flights, e.g. from Eilat. October 2015
There are four railway stations in Tel Aviv (University, Savidor-Tsentralny, a-Shalom and Agana). From any of these stations you can reach any city in the country with which there is a railway connection. From noon on Friday until Saturday evening, there are no trains.
3 University, 95 Rokah Blvd. Oct 2015
4 Savidor-Central . The largest station in the country, convenient for transporting to other railway lines or bus.Oct 2015
5 Hashal, 10 Givat HaTahmoshet St. Around three towers of Azriel are located.Feb 2016
6 Hagana, 32 HaHagana Way. Located near the central bus station.Oct 2015
You can drive to highway 2 from the north, highway 20 from the south, highway 1 from the east.
Tel Aviv is connected by bus to all the cities of Gush Dan and all the major cities of the country.
7Tahana (Tahana Merkazit). Many international buses arrive at the central bus station in the southern part of the city, on the so-called "tahanu merkazit". The terminal occupies several floors, thanks to which it is one of the largest in the world by the area.Aug 2015
8Arlozor Station (Masof 2000). The second bus terminal is located in the northern part of the city, near the Tel Aviv Center train station.Feb 2016
On the ship
There is no passenger port in the city.
The bus service of transport cooperatives "Dan" and "Egged" is well developed in the city. There are also buses operated by other companies such as Kavim. Buses do not operate from Friday evening to Saturday evening. There are night routes from Sunday to Thursday. Route taxis connect the city to Jerusalem, Rishon-les-Zion, Rehovot, Nes-Ziona, Modiin. There are no route taxis going to Bat Yam and Holon. A plan for the construction of a metro is under preparation and is expected to open in 2017.
The buses should enter the front door and pay the driver directly when boarding the bus. It is recommended to have small money with you. For 5 shek (1 euro) from the driver you can buy "Rav-Kav", an anonymous contactless smart card, on which the driver can encode some amount of money (30, 50 shek, etc.), in which case when paying for travel the passenger gets 20 % discount. When paying 50 CZK, 60 CZK is credited to the account, which is written off from the card according to the cost of travel on tariff zones.
When traveling in a taxi, you can choose either a meter or agree with the driver for a fixed price. Please note that during peak hour there are many congestion and a fixed price trip is more profitable than a trip on the counter. The driver is obliged to give you a check at the end of the trip and the change. Cash is accepted for payment. It is very rare to pay by credit card.
When traveling by train, you should buy a ticket at the station ticket office or at the machine gun. The machines work in English and Hebrew. You should select the destination station, the age of the passenger (the child-adult-pensioner) and the number of tickets. The machines accept all major bank cards without additional commission. The ticket must be saved until the end of the trip. You can exit the station only on a valid ticket, which must be inserted into the turnstile at exit. Note that security controls are in place when you enter each station. Photography at stations without the demand of railway employees is not recommended. Trains are not frequent enough, it is recommended to check the train schedule on the railway company's website, which is also available in Russian. The English version of the site is updated, however, more often than Russian.
Transportation is open from late Saturday evening until around 14-16:00 Friday (depending on the time of year). After lunch on Friday and until late Saturday evening, there are no buses or trains. You can use a shuttle taxi (monit Shirut) or a taxi (in the Sabbat, and on weekdays from 21pm to 5:30am there is a 25% markup). Public transport also does not work on public holidays (except Independence Day).
1Allenby Street, Allenby str., Tel-Aviv (numerous buses). The street begins by the sea and bends, goes parallelly on the seafront, passes to the street a-Aliya. From attractions: Opera House on the seafront, restaurant "Malaya Praha", market of Carmel, market of Aliya. Also worth mentioning are the numerous bouhaus-style buildings that call Tel Aviv "the White City," and which make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.February 2016
2Sderot Rotschild. Worth seeing is the house that proclaimed the independence of the State of Israel in 1948, which stands before it a monument to Meyir Dizengoff, the city's first mayor. Also the building of the former Soviet embassy on the corner of Rothschild boulevard and Javez Street. At the corner of Allenby-Rothschild cafe "Benedict", where breakfast is served round the clock, it is worth visiting and gaining patience, the queue for entry can be 30-40 minutes. The Rothschild Boulevard is located in Gabim Square, where one of the city's largest and most famous theaters is located. The square was transformed after a recent restoration. The Boulevard itself has numerous houses in the style of bouhaus.April 2016
3Rabin Square (Square of the Kings of Israel (Malkei Israel)) (any buses going on Ibn Gwirol Street). The central building is the Tel Aviv municipality with a wide balcony, currently fenced. On Ibn Gwirol Street, where the staircase from the balcony descends to the sidewalk, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was killed in November 1995. Today, a monument has been decorated at the site of the murder. It is also interesting to see the unusual "space" sculpture, forming in the plan a hexagon, a star of David. Pond near the road of Ibn Gwirol Street with golden carp and lilies. There you can also take a chair (free of charge) and lie in the shade of trees. There are many cafes and ice cream shops on the square. On weekdays it may be noisy due to passing traffic, on Friday afternoon much quieter, less people and less transport. Behind the square in the north direction is the City Garden (Gan a-Ir) and a small shopping complex.April 2016
12King Albert Square.Oct 2015
4King George V Street.Oct 2015
5Dizenhof Street (Rehov Dizenhoff). It is interesting to visit one of the oldest and one of the most famous shopping centers of the city, the Diesengoff Canyon, located in two buildings on both sides of the street, connected by pedestrian bridges.Feb 2016
6 Azrieli skyscraper מפהזר.) (large-scale,.....a-Shalom railway). Three towers: round, triangle, and square. On the ground floor one of the largest and most famous shopping centers in the city. On the escalator you can climb to the base of the round tower and go to the roof, you can see the railway track and the main line. The round tower can be reached to the 42nd floor (22 shek. for an adult) - the viewing platform on the city, can be seen far and well. In good weather you can even see the airport. Ben-Gurion and a bit of the Jewish Mountains.Oct 2016
7 Old Jaffa (יפו העתי.).Oct 2015
8Clock Tower ((1900)).Oct 2015
9Ha-Sarai. Building of the Turkish Government, built in 1897October 2016
10Mosque of Mahmudiyah (1807-1818).Oct 2015
11St. Peter's Church (19th century).Oct 2015
12Andromeda Rock.Oct 2015
12Zodiac alleys. Streets in the medieval building of the old part of Jaffo are named on signs of the zodiac and marked with corresponding blue signs. Try to find all twelve.Oct 2015
13Port Jaffo.Oct 2015
14Kikar a-Medina Square. The most expensive shops in Israel are gathered on the square.Feb 2016
15Yarcon Park.Oct 2015
16 Tel Aviv University (located in Ramat Aviv, north of the city). +972 3-640-8111. Israel's second largest university. Important Science Center.Feb 2016
17New seafront in the old port. Numerous cafes and restaurants along the entire seafront, boldly enter any. Everything will be tasty and relatively inexpensive. In winter it can be cold, dress warm and/or take pleda. Numerous clothing shops and others. Many businesses work in shabbat. There is a possibility that very many people will take a walk in the Sabbath. There is a place for skateboarding and roller skating. You can take pictures of beautiful waves scattering off the coast. Due to the close proximity of the city's Sde-Dov airport, the seafront - a spotter's find, planes come to the landing quite often.Feb 2016
18 Theater "Gabima" and the square of the same name , Habima square, Tel-Aviv, Israel (located in the very center of the city, there is a huge underground parking (paid)). +97236295555.mar 2016
19Florentine District.Oct 2015
20Neve-Zedek (on foot from the old Jaffo railway station). This is the first quarter of the Jewish city of Tel Aviv, which began to be built as a suburb of the then large Arab port of Jaffo. Over time, Tel Aviv has grown and Jaffo is already one of its districts. There are several cafes and numerous art workshops and galleries in Neve Zedek. One of the attractions is the Ballet School and the Theater. Susan Delyal. There (go through the center, turn left) one of the best cafes in the city where you can buy delicious ice cream. It is worth finding a house with climbing men, a house encrusted with battered plates and a monument to a cat carved from a stump.March 2016
21 Yaffo Old Railway Station (Mitham ha Tahana) (walking after visiting the old town of Yaffo). Open in Shabbat. Numerous cafes and shops (not cheap). Interesting architecture, preserved original waiting room with inscriptions in French (inside the building). Cars on rails, which you can enter and inspect. After inspection of the station it makes sense to walk around the Neve-Zedek.Feb 2016
22 German colony of Saron (walk from Ibn Guirol Street or from the railway station of Shalom or from t/k Azrieli). Former German colony, recently renovated. Beautiful original buildings of the beginning of XX century. Today, Sarona is like the Tahana rallies, a former Jaffa railway station, and is a small quarter with many cheap shops. But take a walk, eat ice cream (very delicious) and enjoy the architecture (almost every house has a sign with explanations in English) worth.March 2016
What to do
Swim, sunbathe, and stroll through the quiet shady streets of central Tel Aviv. One-day excursions to Jerusalem are popular (bus "Egged" route 480 from the central railway station leaves every 10 minutes) and other cities of the country.
1 Tel Aviv Museum of Art .Oct 2015
2Holon Design Museum, Pinkhas Eilon Street 8. Oct 2015
3 Eretz Israel Museum .Oct 2015
shopping center in "Azrieli" complex
Dizengoff Shopping Center on the street of the same name, the corner of Dizengoff Street and King George Street
shops in Kakar a-Medina
shops at Allenby Street
Ayalon Shopping Center in Ramat Gana
Food in Israel, as repeatedly noticed both local and tourists - the national sport. They eat a lot, everywhere, and very different. Restaurants rarely exist for many years, a typical life of about a year.
Almost everywhere you can find local colorful appetizers with falafel (vegetarian beans with potatoes and salad), shaverma, chicken shnitzel or other chicken dishes. They are often served in a drink or, more expensive, in a laf (a thin paddle like a lavash). Special offers such as "falafel + drink in tin bank" at a reduced price are often found.
There are many cafes and restaurants in the city for any taste and wallet. Of the simple caffeines it is worth noting the network "Aroma". It offers a variety of forms and types of sandwiches (English menu) and coffee. The Landver network has a so-called "Israeli breakfast" is a very popular offer, consisting of eggs (omelet, glaze, whipped), salad, bread basket, 5-6 kinds of cheeses, salad from tuna, jam, musli, pro soft (juice, lemonade) and hot beverages (tea, coffee). Similar breakfast is served in other networks and private coffee shops.
1--bar Max Brenner, Rothschild Blvd 45,Tel Aviv-Yafo,Israel. +972 3-560-4570. 09:00-01:00. Bar, where everything is made of chocolate. Excellent kitchen (and not only chocolate), average prices. There are several branches around the city, the branch at Rothschild is one of the most famous. Sometimes it can be noisy if a company of children celebrates someone's birthday in a cafe. In spring and autumn it makes sense to take places on the street.Feb 2016
2 Little Prague (Prague a ktana), Allenby St 56, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel. +972 3-516-8137. Very famous non-kosher restaurant, delicious food, large portions, spilling beer. It is better to call and book a table in advance in the cat.Feb 2016
3 Pizzeria Philippe (פליפ פי....), Carlebach St 20, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (near Tel Aviv) Cinemateki and Ibn Guirol Street). +972 3-510-0904. 17:00 - 01:00. French pizzeria, where the French chief himself prepares pizza in front of you. With smoked goose breast or other exotic fittings. Brewery beer. There is a terrace on the street.Feb 2016
4 Goocha, HaBarzel St 7, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 6971011, Israel. +972 3-648-2999. 12-0. A popular network of restaurants serving seafood. Restaurants are also available in the city center.Feb 2016
Near Porter & Sons in central Tel Aviv is the prestigious restaurant "MESSA". Prices corresponding to the prestigious restaurant, small, but very delicious!
5 Porter & Sons (best beer restaurant Tel Aviv), HaArba'a St 14, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel (on foot from Ibn Guirol Street). +972 3-624-4355. 17:00 - 00:00. Very tasty and high-quality food, hundreds of kinds of spilling beer, including one can be asked to try if you are not sure what you want to order. Located in the heart of the city, there can often be queues for entry, as the establishment is unusually popular.Oct 2017
6 Benedict (best breakfast in the city 24/7), Rothschild Blvd 29, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 66882, Israel (angle of Allenby Street and Bul . Rothschild). +972 3-686-8657. 00:00-23:59. Unusual size portions, incredibly delicious. A breakfast of one can cost about. $80, but it's definitely worth it. Non-kosher, discovered 24/7. Prepare to spend 30-40 minutes in line before you are taken to the hall and put at the table.Oct 2017
7 Bicycletta, Nahalat Binyamin St 29 (500 m from the sea and one block from Allenby). Restaurant in the city center, non-kosher, food of very good quality, Mediterranean cuisine, but not traditional. Usually full, even on weekdays it is necessary to reserve in a few days. The open-air hall (and you won't find it if you don't know where it is) is closed in winter and summer with a roof. It's quite expensive.Oct 2017
Night life is boiling in the city seven days a week. For more information about the upcoming parties, see the "Akhbar a-Ir" (City Mouse) or the "Time Out" (separate editions are published in Hebrew and English). Most of the clubs are located in the eastern part of the city in the Menachem Begin and Derech Namir streets.
Where to stay
12 Grand Beach Hotel Grand Beach Hotel.972-3-5433337/0. The recently reconstructed Grand Beach Hotel, one of the best 4 star hotels in Tel Aviv, is located on the Mediterranean coast, near the magnificent beaches.
12 Leonardo Boutique Hotel Tel Aviv, Habarzel Street (Tel Aviv). +972-3-5110066. from $150.00. The hotel is located in the center of the city, has 167 rooms, a modern-equipped business hall, four meeting rooms, a gym and a unique bar.
12 "Savoy Tel Aviv" (Boutique Hotel), 5 Geula Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo. Template:+97235140500. Template:00:00-23:55. $218 - $266. Savoy Tel Aviv is the legendary Savoy Hotel, located two minutes from Tel Aviv Beach. 55 rooms, terrace with sea view.Aug 2018
12 "BY14 TLV" (Urbane Hotel), 14 Ben Yehuda Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo. Template:+9723628881. Template:00:00-23:55. $165 - $215. Hotel reflecting the true spirit of Tel Aviv. Located five minutes from the city's beaches and the city's business center. 108 rooms.Aug 2018
12 "Carlton Tel Aviv" (Premium Hotel), Eliezer Peri 10, Tel Aviv-Yafo. Template:+97235201818. Template:00:00-23:55. from $400. Premium hotel on the first line of the beaches of Tel Aviv. 15 floors, 270 rooms. 3 restaurants from world chef Meir Adoni. Roof pool, gym, SPAAugust 2018
In Israel, practically all the connection is paid for. The SIM card costs about $10, the cost of a minute of conversation can vary from 10 US cents or more. With a prepaid system, the cost of a minute can be up to 50 US cents, and it is not easy to find a credit card for your account. Operators - Orange, Selkom, Hot Mobile, Golan Telecom, Rami Levi.
It is highly recommended not to take a walk during the dark hours in southern Tel Aviv and in the area of the old and new bus stations.
When entering major shopping centers, guards are asked to open and display bags for explosive devices. It's highly discouraged to argue with them. This is a simple and painless procedure. Watch the way people ahead of you do it. It is rare to ask you to unzip the jacket or show the contents of your pockets.
There are virtually no tourist attractions in the city's surroundings. Numerous one-day excursions to the country, to Jerusalem, Haifa, the Jewish Desert, etc. are recommended.