Neve Tzedek, now a neighborhood in central Tel-Aviv, is older than Tel-Aviv itself: It was founded in 1887 by Jews who decided to move out of the stifling, crowded streets of old Jaffa. They followed the example set by Jerusalem Jews who built neighborhoods outside the Old City walls, bought some land north east of Jaffa and built their houses there.
Many of the original houses remain, and are architectural gems. The narrow streets and old houses give Neve Tzedek a distinct character, which is now coveted by many who buy the old houses, restore or rennovate them, open galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants and make Neve Tzedek one of the hot spots of modern Tel-Aviv.
When walking the streets of Neve Tzedek don't miss two cultural institutes: the Suzanne Dalal Dance Center, a beautiful building dedicated to excellent dance shows; and the Nahum Gutman museum, displaying works of the well known artist most assiciated with the early days of Tel-Aviv.
Our first stop in Israel was Tel Aviv, and our first excursion was a walking tour of the Neve Tzedek neighborhood.
Neve Tzedek was established in 1887, about 20 years before the creation of Tel Aviv, and was the first Jewish settlement outside of Jaffa. It evolved into an artist haven and was quite the bustling little area. With the creation of Tel Aviv, people started to move to the "big city", and Neve Tzedek began to decline. At one point, there were plans to demolish much of the neighborhood. In the 80's, a rejuvenation occurred, with most of the historic buildings being saved.
The Neve Tzedek of today is an upscale and highly desireable address, and is home to many museums, cafes, boutiques and art galleries. It is a pleasure to walk the streets and see the ample displays of artwork, and to pop into the galleries and shops.
Just stroll around the old houses starting behind Kolbo Shalom - the tall building that is near Allenby Ahad Haam corner (you get there easily with no. 4 bus or minibus).Don't forget to take your cameral if you like to take photos. YOu can just go all Shabazi street to the end and on the way sit in a nice cafe or restaurant ... and at the end of the road you go out and see the SEA :-))) and you are almost in Old Jaffa
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The oldest part of Tel Aviv. When relations between Jews and Arabs (same old story) became untenable in Jaffa at the beginning of the 20th century, the Jewish community moved out and set up what was to become modern day Tel Aviv - a couple of kms outside Jaffa.
It is now becoming gentrified, with some of the costliest real estate in Tel Aviv. But it remains a tight-knit area of narrow streets and low rise buildings. although it is easier to buy the latest in fashion or ceramic or silverware than it is to buy milk or honey...
One of the most beautiful if not THE most beautiful neighborhoods in Tel Aviv.
It was built in the end of the 19th century as a Jewish quarter for the people who wanted to move out of Jaffa.
Today it is one of the most trendiest areas in Tel Aviv to live in and to hang out.
I LOVE being there, walking between the small alleys, looking at the colorful houses, windows, doors, Enjoying its nice small cafe's and the special atmosphere there.
Dont miss this place while you're in Tel Aviv !
Neve Tzedek is an old neighborhood - founded on 1887 and now is preserved.
You can find here in the old streets a few lovely places like :
The suzan dalal center , Nahum gutman Museum , Shlush house , Shimon Rokah house.
old houses , small coffeeshops and a very good restaurant called belini (you can read about it on my restaurants tips).
The oldest part of Tel-Aviv (except for Jaffa which used to be a separate city). Originally, it was built as part of Jaffa, but later became integral part of Tel-Aviv.
Here you'll find beautiful 19th century houses. The central square there is the Suzanne Dellal Dance Center. This center hosts concerts, dance, plays, etc. Notice that the square was designed as a traditional orchard with orange trees and little water canals used to irrigate the trees before modern sprinklers were invented.
While you need to have a stroll in the alleys during the day, you also need to come back at night, when it's most impressive. The square is beautifully illuminated and you can sit in one of the cafés and restaurants there. You will find Suzanna right next to the centre at 9 Shabazi St., you can walk several hundreds yards for NG steakhouse, or Nana Bar or find your own place. New places are opened all the times so it's impossible to keep track...
Neve Tzedek- One of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Tel Aviv which was built back in 1887 on the land which belonged to a political activist named Aaron Shlush., who built his house in the entrance of the area and which is still there.
The main purpose of visiting this area would be architecture. The old buildings are gorgeous.
Make sure you don’t miss the Suzanne Dellal Center for dance and theater, the home of the worldwide known BatSheva Dance Company.
Neve Tzedek is very unique and colorful neighborhood, serving as a home for many artists their works can be seen all over the area.
There are a lot of cafes-terraces where you could enjoy a lovely sunny day. See more pictures in the travelogue
Second hand bookstore. Self service: when you find a book you want to buy, you put the money in the box.
The cat is not included.
Second hand bookstore.
Self service: when you find a book you want to buy, you put the money in the box.
The cat is not included.