Twice a week, in every Thuesday and Friday, the Nachlat Bejamin St. becomes also an art market to whomever want to sale their store.
Many kind of artist who present art work for home, galleries, office, hand-made toys, accessories, etc.
Nachlat Benjamin is located in the center of the old Tel Aviv, just near Alenby st. and the Karmel market. The charm of the place will make you fell like in classical europe but lets not forget were in Israel and here everythins is different.
At the pedestrian there are many artists selling original creations and others that will sell you less originals... there are cafes and restaurant at the area and you really should try one of the juice bars at the pedestrian, especialy if its a hot and sunny day (most days in Tel Aviv are like that...).
The market is open in tuesdays and fridays between 10:00 to 17:00
Nachalat Benjamin is a pedestrian mall , starting from Alenbi St.
In the street you will find people selling artistic stuff in their stands - pictures , signs , mobiles etc.
You will find also places to eat - small coffeeshop , burger king , agadir (like the agadir tip on my restaurant tips).
The name of the street is not from Benjamin Edmond De-Rothschild and not from Benjamin Zeev Herzel , it is from the Benjamin tribe.
The Nachalat Binyamin market is located adjcent to the HaCarmel market and is open on Fridays and Tuesdays only. It's an interesting place to explore. Besides walking between the stands you can enjoy street artists performances or simply have a cup of coffee in one of the numerous cafes. Pretty much everything can be found at the Nachalat Binyamin pottery, jewerly, posters, and even some furniture like tiny tables.
This is not the kind of market that you should be warned about. Prices are very reasonable and if you buy some real valuable merchandise, like jewerly for example, in most cases you'll get a guarantee or a certificate. Sure like in every busy, touristic place you should be alert and keep your wallet in a safe place.
This is one of Tel Aviv's main areas for people watching and just general strolling around in a bohemian kind of atmosphere.
You'll find street performers and vendors selling jewelry and local crafts and keepsakes.
It's definitely a great place to feel the vibe of the locals and get a groove on Tel Aviv.
Nachlat benjamin is a street that has been closed for any cars or public transportation.
Each Tue and Fri 10:00-17:00 there's sort of an arts/handicraft bazaar, with an exceptional concentration of creativity and originality.
There are also Some nice cafe's a nd restaurants around to relax (if you'll be lucky to find a free table) and the whole atmosphere is nice. After you're done with it (if its not too late or maybe before you start with it) you can check whats going on in Sheinkin St. which is just near by, also there its pretty nice on Friday although not in the same way.
On tuesdays and fridays morning craftsmen sell their products on the Nahalat Binyamin street - it is very nice and you can find original presents -
Better to go early in the morning (like 10 -11) if you don't like crowds
This street is in junction with the Alenby Street. It is a great place to hang around on Friday, especially in the afternoon, good for shopping, sightseeing or just relax in one of the many coffee shops or bars.
I went on another visit to the crafts fair on Nachlat Benjamin, which takes place every Tuesday and Friday. My boyfriend and I were looking for gifts to take to friends and family in the USA. I like to take things which have something Israeli. For example we found a very nice picture frame and on top of it going its width is a picture of Jerusalem walls. Also we took one of the bottles as shown in the picture. As you may notice, they are clocks. It is a bottle from the Israeli beer company Gold Star. We bought it at the stall of Bobbie Dagen.
On Tuesdays or Fridays, you should go to Nachalat Binyamin and Sheinkin streets. There you'll find a busy and colourful street market.
Colourful bazaars, creative artists, street performances, pantomime and musicians. Tuesdays and Fridays (weather permitting) from midday to sunset. Bus 4.