Monday, July 29, 2013

Tel Aviv SightSeeing- where to go in TA?

Maybe you have been considering taking a trip to Israel and you are just not sure where to go exactly. Well, one of the best cities to visit is Tel Aviv. This city is the second largest in Israel and it is known as a cultural and cosmopolitan city. Because of its lively nightlife scene, it is also known as the city that never sleeps. As this is quite a big city, with so many places to see and things to do, it would be wise to seek the services of Tel Aviv tour guides instead of trying to figure out what to do on your own. With a tour guide, you will have a more pleasurable experience. There are so many places to visit in this city. Below are just some of the places which make the Tel Aviv tourism industry one of the most successful tourism industries in the world.

The Bauhaus Centre

One of the places you would want to visit as a tourist is the Bauhaus Centre. There you will find interesting souvenirs and artwork. There is no one who likes the idea of going on a vacation or trip only to come back empty handed. You would want something that will always remind you that you visited a particular country or place and at this centre you will have a lot of souvenirs and art pieces to choose from.

The Nahum Goldman Museum

Although this Museum of the Jewish Diaspora does not have historical artifacts, it has a collection of replicas, films and dioramas showing the life and culture of Jews in exile. In the museum you will find special attractions such as the Feher Jewish Music Centre, the Visual Documentation Centre and the Douglas E Goldman Jewish Genealogy Centre.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

This museum houses magnificent impressionist as well as post-impressionist collected works. You will find works by some very popular artists such as Picasso, Pollock and Matisse. The most precious item in the museum is Van Gogh’s “The Shepherdess”. The museum also shows screen films and often holds exhibitions as well.

Eretz Israel Museum

Basically, the Museum has a total of 11 small museums linked together. These museums were built on an archeological site known as Tel Qasile. At the museum you will find a folklore pavilion, glass museum, a planetarium as well as a number of halls which have temporary exhibitions.

Fire and water Fountain

This fountain is located in the middle of Kikar Dizengoff. It is called the fire and water fountain because it spurts water and launches flames into the air as well. The fountain was designed by the famous artist; Ya’acov Agam.

HaYarkon Park

This park is located near a river and is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the lush greenery and the river, away for the traffic and the noise. The locals often hire a row boat or enjoy a number of sporting activities on weekends such as football, basketball and wall climbing.

The Jabotinsky Institute

This is basically a historical research organization. On the first floor there is a museum containing presentations of the history of what is called the national resistance movement. This movement was led a man known as Ze’ev Jabotinsky.

The Ben-Gurion Museum

Located on the famous Ben-Gurion Avenue, this museum used to be the home of Israel’s Prime Minister. He was known as David Ben-Gurion. Up until now, this museum looks relatively the same way it was when the Prime Minister lived there.

Religious Beach

This is a beautiful beach and you can enjoy beautiful sceneries. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays only females are allowed to occupy the beach and even non-Jews are allowed to occupy the beach. As a woman, you can swim or bask in the sun without having to worry about the unwanted attention from men.

It is clear from the above mentioned places that Tel Aviv is a city with a lot of cultural and historical significance; that explains the many museums you will find in the city. So if you are someone who enjoys learning about different cultures, this would be the perfect tourist destination for you.

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