Urban Tours of Tel Aviv Yafo סיורים אורבניים בתל אביב יפו

THE HIGH COST OF CHEAP RENT

Join us and learn about the social changes in cities nowadays, taking Shapira neighbourhood as an example. In this tour we will learn about the history of the neighbourhood, founded on 1926. In one of the most diverse ethnical hoods in Tel Aviv.

We will discuss the residents: From refugees and artists, to the so-called 'natives', families living there since its founding. 

Meeting point: De Modena Garden, Tel Aviv. MAP:

 
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SOUTH TEL AVIV ACTUALLY BELONGS TO JERUSALEM

Abu Kabir village was a major part in the development of the Jewish neighbourhoods of Jaffo during the last half of the 19th century. The direction was towards Jerusalem - the main merchants road of the time. We will visit remains of this road, and two streets of the village, that look as if they were frozen in time since 1830. 

Meeting Point: Herzl 129, corner of Ben Zvi road. MAP:

 
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TEL AVIV GAY LANDMARKS

Come discover the history of the most proud city in Israel. Starting with the gay community life of the 1930's, through the first gay parade, the transgender winning of the Eurovision and the place where gay parties started. Put on your pink glasses and discover the white city! 

Meeting Point: Ravin Square, Tel Aviv, south corner of bio-pool. MAP:

 
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THE GAP BETWEEN TEL AVIV AND JAFFO

Between Jaffa and Tel Aviv is a large undefined area: What is the story behind this piece of land, starting at the old sea- world aquarium, and ending at the old train station at the entrance of Jaffa? We will discuss how and if this geographical and cultural wound can ever be healed. 

Meeting Point: The old Dolphinarium, north corner of Charles Clor garden, Tel Aviv. MAP:

 
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LEFT BEHIND BY THE SEA

Florentine is a free spirited neighbourhood full of art and music, and a constant tension between old and new residents.

We will tour Florentine's history, its conflicts and understand what allows it to be both a cultural center and a diverse living area. 

 
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LIFE, A USER MANUAL

Exploring the unwritten rules of the city - how do we walk aroud, according to who's planning? Why is a sidewalk for meant for people, and roads for cars, if they are both public space? How does the city dictate the life of those who use it? 

 
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AN URBAN CONSPIRACY THEORY

Many of the founders of Tel Aviv back in 1909 were members of secret societies such as the the Free Masons, and others. Join a fascinating journey connecting history, mystical folk tales and methods of control still evident in the area today.

Meeting point: Herzl St. at the corner of Ahad Ha'am St. Tel Aviv. MAP:

 
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'Risinig', by Menace Kadishman. Photo by Yonatan H, Mishal

ROTHSCHILD SCULPTURE TOUR

What sculptures did the city of Tel Aviv decide to place on Rothschild boulevard?

Which monuments have been placed between 'Habima' (Israel’s National Theater) and Hertzel Street and who are the artists that created them?

During our tour we will walk from the 'Culture Square' in the city center, up to Hertzel St. at the end of Rotschild Boulevard. Along the way we will the many sculptures made by famous Israeli artists.

 
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A BORDER LINE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Changes in the city reach her last, like the gentrification process that started in recent years.

On the tour we will visit a military outpost standing at the heart of the neighbourhood since 1948, a school that use to be a slaughterhouse, and the new and beautiful tree park, one of the last open green spots in Tel Aviv. 

Meeting point: Derech Kibuts Galuyot 120, outside the "Noar Haoved" office building. MAP:

 
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YAFO, BRIDE OF THE SEA

What makes Yafo to so attractive? How does the rich history of this city blend with its present being? We will head out to our tour from Tziona Tajer St. The ground- breaking female painter from the beginning of the 20th century, then head to the port to meet Andromeda, the fairest in the women from the Greek mythology, continue to the clock tower square and from there to the flea market that became a home to many women owned local business. 

Meeting Point: Tziona Tajer St., corner of the public garden on Yefet St, Yafo. MAP:

 
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THE CLOCK TOWER STOOD STILL

In the south of the city lies the elder sister of Tel Aviv-Jaffa queen of the sea. The ancient city, with its rich history,

is today torn by inner tension and pressure. In our tour we will talk about the more hidden sides of this city, and of course, will pass through some of the must- see sights of the old city, but it will be the human story that will lead our way. 

Meeting Point: Yafo Clock Tower, north corner. MAP:

 
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WOMEN IN THE CENTER OF TOWN

Tzina Dizengoff, the woman that managed the city of TLV beside her husband Meir Dizingoff, left only few stories and one main square. Who was she and what do we know about her? Who is the other woman related to this square and what does the future hold for it? 

Meeting Point: Corner or Reines St. and Dizengoff square entrance, Tel Aviv. MAP:

 
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THE HEROINES OF THE BIBLE IN TEL AVIV

What are famous women from the bible doing in the center of the first Hebrew city? The beautiful streets at the center of town are unique in their look and also in their name: Ruth, Queen Ester, Yael

and Shulamit. At this tour We will try to understand the complex connection between TLV to Jewish/Hebrew tradition. 

Meeting Point: Reines St. at the corner of Ester Hamalka, Tel Aviv. MAP:

 


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NOT UNRECOGNISED AND NOT UNKNOWN

Between the streets that cross King Gorge hide the stories of many women, among them Sonya Shapira, Aliza Toledano and others. We will stop by 'Zeev fortress', and learn about the surprising feminist opinions (in relation to the early 20th century) of Zeev Zabotinsky, leader of the liberal movement in Palestine. 

Meeting point: Simta Plonit, corner of King George St. By the stone pillars, Tel Aviv. MAP:

 
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Israel is called by many "The satrt-up nation", and for good reason - one of every three people living today in Tel Aviv has a Start-Up company of his own, or is part of some high-tech initiative, which means Tel Aviv is considered second only to the Silicon Valley in start-ups per capita. Our tour will take you to a 'behind the scenes'