Located on the Israeli Mediterranean coast, Israel's economic and cultural centre of Tel Aviv is fast becoming a popular tourist destination.
With its beautiful Mediterranean beaches, idyllic weather and thriving nightlife, Tel Aviv boasts a cosmopolitan lifestyle that battles New York for the title of "the City that Never Sleeps".
Tel Aviv Culture
Tel Aviv's population is mainly Jewish, however there are also Muslim and Christian communities present in the city, with Hebrew being the official language spoken.
Unlike other cities in Israel, Tel Aviv has a young atmosphere with a liberal attitude and is accepting of all people. As the cultural hub of Israel, you will find everything from museums, theatres and concert halls displaying the talents of local artists, musicians and professionals. However, Tel Aviv has become well known for its vibrant nightlife, not only in Israel but throughout Europe.
Tel Aviv Attractions
For a break from the activity of Tel Aviv, head to Old Jaffa, a quiet and romantic port town. Old Jaffa is home to one of the oldest ports in the world. As well as the ancient port of Jaffa, tourists and locals flock to Old Jaffa for its artists' quarters, studios, art galleries and crafts shops.
Rabin Square is the biggest public square in Israel, located in the middle of Tel Aviv. Formerly known as Kikar Malchey Israel (Israel Kings' Square), the square was renamed after Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated at the site in 1995. As well as Rabin Square's historical significance, it is also where many open art exhibitions and celebrations are held.
Azrieli Lookout is Israel's highest observation deck located within the Azriely Center. Take in a great view over Tel Aviv from the Azrieli Lookout then head down to the lower levels of Azrieli Center where you will find a selection of shops and restaurants.
Carmel Market is the largest market in Tel Aviv. Open every day of the week, you can find a selection of local foods, flowers, homewares, clothing and shoes at the Carmel Market. Besides the Carmel Market, there are also many other markets in Tel Aviv that are worth a visit. The Jaffa Flea Market is where you can find vintage clothing and antiques.
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