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The Independence Park
I walked from the hotel through the park and found it to be an interesting mix of things - dry earth, grass, children's play area, sculpture and places to relax.
The park is above the sea and coastline and commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the city.
It was pleasant and relaxing.
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This was an interesting place to visit - it was located above the beach and next to the Hilton and Carlton Hotels. The other side of the Hilton Hotel was Independence Park. I think both parks connect at some point around the Hilton Hotel.
The park seemed busy with many young people with dogs and those doing exercise.
I was surprised to find what looked like a cemetery in the park; it was in a great state of disrepair and was locked up with gaps in the walls. It seemed to be the home to cats which people came to feed.
Archeological fort on the beach
In the northern part of the district, in the city of Herzelia (Herzliya) ask for Nof Yam neighbourhood. In this suburb you shall see Sidne-Ali mosque and 5-10 minutes walk to the right (the mosque has to be behind you) you shall see a fantastic ancient fort, Apollonia Fort. you can enter the site, it costs money in the entrance, but you can just find yourself a nice rock in the ocean in front of it, and take a look from there to the fort. It's a very relaxing beach, with special muse.
Discovering Tel Aviv
oh, it's almost july!!! although i do hope that you have your itinerary down by now, i still hope that this reply still isn't too late. there are soooo many things that you can do in tel aviv!!! off the top of my head,there are the eye candies perfect for sight seeing: the etzel museum, bauhaus architecture, bialik house. and then there are the parks that offer great outdoor experiences like hayarkon park. if you're on a budget, don't worry. there are stuff that you can do in tel aviv for free - dip and swim in the beach, the carmel market, free color coded walking tours and more!!! speaking of budget, there are plenty of hotels that you can bunk into during your stay that offer great rates! you can choose among the hotels here: http://www.israel-a-la-carte.com
trust me!!! tel aviv is sooo beautiful. and if you get tired of it (as if you would :P) its neighboring cities can definitely entertain you!
Tel Aviv Markets – Fresh & Spicy
Tel Aviv's markets are the best show in town, and they're bustling all day long. A Middle Eastern mélange of tastes, scents, sounds, colors – and lots of people.
The Carmel Market, Bursting with life, with surprises tucked away. For those who are mad about markets, this place is heave. And for fans of freshness, there could be no better destination – perfect parsley, the juiciest melons, the most marvelous mangoes. Not to mention the meat, the fish, the cheeses, the flowers – a true cornucopia of flavors and aromas.
Don't miss the shops in the tiny alleys behind. That's where you'll find the genuine gems: the cheese and smoked meat delicatessens, the barrels full of herring and other salted fish, all varieties of pickles, halvah and other sweets, even clothing and fabric shops. Your nose will guide you to the bakeries, spice shops and coffee-roasters.
The Carmel Market is a feast for senses, an anthropological and gastronomic adventure. For visitors who are marketplace aficionados, a captivating two-hour exploration of this truly authentic bazaar will add a memorable dash of spice to their stay in Tel Aviv.
Open every day except Saturday, from 8 a.m. until evening (shops close earlier on Friday afternoons, before Shabbat). Located between Allenby Street and the seashore.
The Flea Marker- Bargains and hidden treasures in Jaffa. Antique furniture, hand made carpets, wooden statues, china dolls, colorful pillows, swords, narghiles, silver and copper items from the East (both Near and Far) – you can find here everything! The bustling partially covered market is packed with bargains to suit every taste and pocketbook, especially for those who have time and patience.
For more information, please visit Tel Aviv's Web site: http://tinyurl.com/2p78soRelated to:
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Ben Gurion's House
David Ben gurion was Israel's first prime minister and this is where he lived from 1930 until he left to Sde-Boker.
Thw house is open to the public since 1974 and you can see here all of his stuff.
The Entrance is free and open daily from 8 to 15 (without saturday).
- Historical Travel
- Family Travel
Jaffa - The sea Mosque
The Sea Mosque or Al Bahar (in arab) is a mosque that is looking to the sea , on the way from jaffa port to Kedumim square.
I think that this mosque was the mosque of the local fishermen.
The old cemetery
Although it is a little bit weird to say - go to the old cemetery in Trumpeldor Street.
When i was a teenager my school was in fromt of the cemetery and we used to enter and search for famous people.
Like someone once said - this cemetery is where you can find all the street names in israel in one place.
The cemetery is from 1902 and a lot of important people buried here - people like
Ehad Ha'am , Max nordeo , Haim Arlozerov ,
Bialik , Shaul Tchernichovski , Yosef-Haim Brener , Nahum Gutman , Yoesf-Eliahu Shloosh , Shimon Rokach
and many many more.
Rothschild 23 - Golomb House - Ha'hgana museum
Here on Rothschild no. 23 you will find a museum about the Hagana.
This was the house of Moshe Sharet (the 2nd prime minister of Israel) and Eliyahu Golomb (who founded the Hagana) and now it is a museum about the Hagana.
Open from sunday to thursday 8:30-16:00.
adult - 10 nis
child - 5 nis
The russian embassy - Rothschild boulevard
In Rothschild boulevard you will find a beautiful house , the former russian embassy.
Very beautiful house in the corner of Rothschild and Shadal streets.
Romantic style building built on 1924.
The Rothschild boulevard - 3 Statues
If you will raise your head while walking in Rothschild boulevard you will find some lovely things - beautiful balconies , flowers but to my opinion the most lovely thing , or unique if you want to find the better word , is the 3 statues on Rothschild 96 (i think it is the number) - 3 people singing or reading something.
Rothschild Street - Unesco world heritage center
Rothschild Street is known for the unique archtecture style called Bauhaus.
This is why the white City of Tel Aviv has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.
You will find the bauhaus especially near Rothschild street.
The Rothschild boulevard is very beautiful , with a lot of lovely buildings , coffeeshops , places to sit and relax.
You can start from Ha'bima (the national theater) and go down to the founders memorial.
On your way you will see beautiful buildings like the russian embassy , the 3 statues on a balcony.
You can also enjoy a good chocolate on Max Brener.
Rothschild street - The founders memorial
The founders memorial is located on Rothschild street.
On 1909 66 families decided to build this city.
The memorial is on rothschild 16-18.
You can sit here and relax or just enter one of the coffeeshops around.
Jaffa - Mini castle
This lovely building caught my eye when i walked in Jaffa.
Looks like a castle in Europe i think it is a combination of neo-gothic and neo-renaissance architecture.
This building is now a school.
Jaffa - Old and new
Jaffa is something else...
A lot of old buildings and on the other hand part of the biggest city in Israel - Tel aviv.
here on my picture you can see the armenian church and the andromeda hills project - a luxurious house and hotel in the middle of jaffa.
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