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“This architectural gem of a museum houses some of the finest art collections in the Middle East, from classic to contemporary. Visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (TAM) to see the works by local Jewish-Israeli artists as well as leading international artists such as Jackson Pollock, Kandinsky, Monet, Dalí, Rodin, Van Gogh, Klimt and Picasso. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art (TAM) opened even before the state of Israel was established. In 1932, the first mayor of the city, Meir Dizengoff, established the museum in his home on Rothschild Boulevard. The museum’s present-day Main Building on Shaul Hamelech Boulevard opened in 1971 and houses the permanent collections. See local art from the 20th century onwards in the Department of Israeli Art. The Department of Modern and Contemporary Art showcases international works from the mid-19th century onwards. Find eye-catching works in the Department of Prints and Drawings and the Department of Photography. Of course you can’t miss the Old Masters Department, with outstanding works from the 16th to the 19th century. Last but not least, the Department of Architecture and Design will inspire you to think outside the square. Thinking outside the square is exactly what the American architect Preston Scott Cohen did when he designed the museum’s futuristic wing, the Herta and Paul Amir Building. Light streams in from the central light well, drawing in Tel Aviv’s sunny character. Its two floors above and three floors below ground level are full of inspiring artworks, so you could spend all day in this wing alone. Apart from admiring art and architecture, also come to TAM to listen to concerts and lectures in its auditorium, see international cult movies in its cinema and attend creative workshops and art classes. The Lola Beer Ebner Sculpture Garden and Nata's Garden are the museum’s creative outdoor spaces. Also visit the ever-changing social and political modern art exhibits in the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion on Tarsat Street, included in your ticket price. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is located in the city center and can be reached by public transportation. The museum is open daily, except Sundays. TAM stays open until late on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Guided tours in English are available.”
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“Cool underground bar on the corner of Yehuda Halevi and Allenby. Sweet outdoor area to chill in the summer, really cool vibes with awesome DJs, beautiful graffiti on the walls, tasty cheap pizza and salad, and Tubi slushies.”
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Beach
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“Nice beach with a view to Jaffa! The beach offers suntanning beds and nice bar in only 15-20 min walk from the apt. ☺️”
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Nightclub
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“the Block is one of the best night club in the world. great techno music and perfect sound.”
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Pub
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“nice bustling cafe with a lively atmosphere food is great and people are very nice”
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““Teder is a perfect hangout, it’s unpretentious and chilled, with outside tables in the middle of an old gallery, perfect to sit out with friends for hours, they broadcast good music, serve beer in jars for sharing and have an aaaaamazing pizza, and the prices are quite affordable!”.”
55 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great Cocktails! and a Happy Hour between 18-20 every day, it's a small place so always a good idea to have a reservation”
51 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“If you like dance, you can watch shows here, but its really just a nice place to walk around and explore one of the nicest neighborhoods in Tel Aviv. Walk to and around the Dellal center to get a sense of Neve Tzedek, an idyllic oasis in the city. Make sure to check out Shabazi street for a fun window-shopping stroll. ”
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“One of Tel Aviv’s best underground bars, this ultra-hip indie electronic club is the go to place for young artists, hipsters and other interesting people. ”
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Theatre
“See a performance in Hebrew, browse the archives or simply admire the grand architecture of Israel’s shining national theater in the heart of Tel Aviv. The eye-catching Habima Theatre is situated in Habima Square, a popular meeting place in central Tel Aviv. It is more than a century ago that the curtains opened for the theater group’s first stage show in Russia, making this theater a cultural icon for the Jewish international community. “Habima” is Hebrew for “The Stage.” The first Habima Theatre in Tel Aviv opened in 1945, but the building underwent a complete makeover when it was renovated in 2012. Stand in the center of its namesake square and gaze up at the contemporary edifice that catches your eye with its white façade and glass panes. Reflecting the bright Mediterranean sun, this dazzling building certainly boosts Tel Aviv’s nickname of “The White City.” The original Habima theater group was formed in Moscow, just over a century ago. Oppressed in their country, many of its Jewish actors decided to stay in the U.S. and in the Middle East when they were on their first world tour in the 1920s. The Tel Aviv arm of the Russian theater was a studio that first operated under the supervision of the Moscow Art Theatre, but soon grew out to become the National Theatre of Israel. To get a deeper understanding of its history, you can delve into the on-site archives. For a local cultural experience, book tickets for a live show performed by outstanding local and international talents. Four separate auditoriums cater for all types of productions, from concerts and dance shows, to classic musicals and plays. Cafés and restaurants in the theater itself and in the square mean you can easily make it an evening out, enjoying a drink and meal before or after the show. Note that performances are generally in Hebrew only, with only the occasional show translated to English as well. However, the theater also hosts Israel Philharmonic Orchestra concerts, and their music speaks to everyone. Habima Square is situated at the most northerly point of Rothschild Boulevard. Underground parking beneath the square is available for a fee. The theater is also easily reached on foot or by bus. The National Theatre’s archives are open for limited viewing on selected days only, so check ahead before you visit.”
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“The Sputnik is the place that mix everything in Tel Aviv night life scene like people, food, music, fashion and culture. Open everyday, from 7pm-9pm there is an happy hour, this place is full of people everyday, especially on weekdays. I'll definitely recommend.”
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“You can find good music, good parties and for sure this club will stay up and vibrant til the morning, hence the name - breakfast ”
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“One of the oldest bars in town. Locals and tourists. Nice food but during weekends it becomes great ”
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Restaurant
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“Small but very nice rofftop on Nahalat Benyamin. They have a cool happy hour : a glass on wine (or any other drink) and a dish for 50nis!”
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Cinema
“Lev Cinema is well known as a quality film that brings us films from around the world: Japan, Denmark, France and so on, and independent film directors known as Pedro Almodóvar, Danny Boyle, Jim Jarmusch, Takashi Vatican, Ang Lee, Mike Leigh.”
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“Nadav Kundel, a former Aunami chef, prepares Dizzy Prishdon for fancy bar meals, and as appropriate for the local crowd, the best dish on the menu is vegetable schnitzel with kohlrabi, peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes, but it is also legitimate to break boundaries and plant with a goose breast roast croissant Or dumplings dumplings The bar serves a pampering and unique cocktail menu Sports broadcasts are available only in cases of extreme sports events for general education and not for ordinary days, the most solis in the place is elephant re-operation in shekels, simply because that's what it's called in the menu. Gentle and feminine for people who like a relaxed and tense experience instead”
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