Rehovot Travel Guide

  • Avenue in the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot
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Rehovot Things to Do

  • Herzberg Winery in Moshav Satriyah

    Sorry that I could not put this location in VT, but it does not exist on the VT map. Satriyah is a small farm commune, called a Moshav, just outside the large city of Rehovot. A description on how to find Satriyah is included below.We were enjoying a day out at the open air market in nearby Ramla and decided to check out the newest winery in...

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  • Gardening on the Weizmann Institute...

    Over the years the Weizmann Institute has dedicated effort and resources to create not only the most beautiful campus in Israel but also the most interesting and unusual vegetation.It started with an "acclimatization park", an area where different trees from all parts of the globe were planted in order to find out which ones would adjust well to...

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  • Sculptures on the Weizmann Institute...

    A Weizmann Institute campus can also be viewed as a sculpture park. The sculptures are part of the landscape and are harmoniously integrated with the trees and shrubbery.Some of the outdoor sculptures (see photos) are: "Continuity" by Menashe Kadishman, "Internal Light" by Gidon Graetz; "Together" by Mark Halter; "Tree of Knowledge" by Nathan...

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  • Architecture in the Weizmann Institute

    Walking the avenues and plazas of the Weizmann Institute is also a lesson in architecture over the last 6-7 decades. The Sieff Institute was built in 1934 in the colonial style. The renowned international-style architect Erich Mendelssohn designed other early buildings. Later styles include "brutalist" raw-cement buildings, structuralist and...

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  • The Weizmann Institute Campus

    One of the best science research institutes in the world is located in Rehovot: This is the Weizmann Institute of Science. Its humble beginning was in 1934, when the Sieff Institute for research in organic chemistry was erected on a hill at the entrance to Rehovot, headed by Dr. Chaim Weizmann (who later became the first president of the State of...

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  • Minkoff Orchard Historical Site:...

    This historical display & museum was developed in the late 1990s on the site of Minkoff's orchard, the first citrus orchard of Rehovot: The orchard was planted by Zalman Minkoff in 1904.You enter through the old gate into a walled farmyard with the orchard owner's house, a water well, a trolley which used to carry the boxes of freshly-picked...

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Rehovot Restaurants

  • Give a miss to CafeCafe at Bilu Junction

    CafeCafe is a chain of coffeehouses here in Israel and we usually enjoy their coffee and pastries. The outlet at the Bilu Junction (Tsomet Bilu) was so far the only exception. It says on their calling card "take your time", and here they sure do, they are in NO HURRY to serve you, nor any hurry to give you your bill after your request it, nor to...

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  • Best Falafel in Town!

    Great Falafel, fast and friendly service, you can order in English. ;-) I think a falafel filled pita with a soft drink was about 26 NIS. I had the sesame falafel...yum, yum....

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Rehovot Nightlife

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    Dublin: Irish Pub in Israel

    by drmorf Written Aug 5, 2008

    Two-for-one Guiness from 17:00 to 20:00...you gotta love that!
    Good service...a little pricey I thought, but comparable to what I paid in Tel Aviv for a Stella Artois....

    Dress Code: Come as you are....

    You can't miss the sign.... Francisco and I the forst night he arrived Francisco and Laura Almost time to go home...;-) I wanna eat the food....
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Rehovot Shopping

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    Alcohol

    by drmorf Written Aug 5, 2008

    The closest shop to the Weizmann campus just happens to be a liquor store. :-)
    Cold beer and soda...a great selection of wine, beer, and hard liquor from around the world!

    Cleaning the store out of Czech Beer Laura and Marc getting their wine for the evening
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Rehovot Off The Beaten Path

  • Hill of the Olive Trees

    "Giv'at ha-Zeytim", as it is called in Hebrew, is a small hill, yet it is the highest hill on the outskirts of Rehovot, east of the built-up area.There is a nice path leading from the city to the hill. The hill is covered with olive trees,and when you have reached the top, after a short and easy climb, you can enjoy the views in all directions:...

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  • The Old Watchtower

    East of Rehovot, ovelooking the Ramla-Bilu road, the old watchtower is a prominent landmark. It is 10 meters tall, with a conical shape and a capped top. It is a unique structure, one of its kind in the country. Its history goes back to 1938: The Arab Revolt took place between 1936-1939, and a well-built watch and observation post was badly needed...

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  • "Bassa": The Rehovot Swamp

    East of Rehovot there is a small nature reserve called the "Rehovot Pond Reserve" (in Hebrew: "Shmurat Breichat Rehovot"). The locals simply call it the "Bassa": the swamp.This is a seasonal swamp, covered by water only during the rainy season. The typical swamp flora, however, exists throughout the year.The swamp is created by rainwater trapped...

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