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Tel Aviv is an Israeli city on the Mediterranean coast.
Characteristic are the sober Bauhaus-style buildings from the 1930s, thousands of which can be seen in the White City architectural district.
Basking in the sun and sand, shopping at artsy boutiques and enjoying some serious foodie action are the top things to do in Tel Aviv.
Beaches attract tourists and locals on weekends, Tel Aviv's sandy strips are crowded with people just relaxing.
The most popular stretches of sand are centrally located at Gordon Beach, Frishman Beach, and Banana Beach, where you'll find excellent facilities like freshwater showers, lounge chairs, and umbrellas for rent.
Surrounded by stretches of golden beach and famous for its lively café culture and innovative food scene, Tel Aviv is Israel's most cosmopolitan and youthful city.
One of Tel Aviv's most atmospheric neighborhoods, the Yemeni neighborhood is full of winding alleys flanked by old-style architecture that withstood the area's gentrification.
It was first settled by Yemeni Jews in the early 20th century, and the original feel of the crowded streets is still very much alive.
For a historic setting though, one of the best places to visit is Jaffa to the south.
The flea market here is a big draw for visitors, full of the buzz of a true souk.
While the São Pedro Monastery and the Porto Velho area itself are also a must.
This well-preserved port city has a settlement history dating back thousands of years and is now home to excellent restaurants and cafes.
The city's premier museum and one of the main lights of Israel's contemporary art scene, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art contains works by Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, Henry Moore, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and the world's largest collection of works. of Israeli artists.
Nicknamed "The White City", the city received UNESCO World Heritage status in 2003 in recognition of its fine examples of Bauhaus architecture.
There are also a number of art galleries and small specialist museums for strolling along the beach.
One of the city's cultural institutions is the Beit Hatfutsot Museum with multimedia exhibits on the history of Jews around the world.
The Eretz Israel Museum is dedicated to archaeological, folkloric and craft themes and includes an excavation site with ruins from the 12th century BC.
The center of Tel Aviv is this central square, laid out on two levels with an elevated pedestrian area above the carriageway and topped by the quirky Fountain of Fire and Water of modern art, designed by Israeli artist Yaacov Agam.
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