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Tel Aviv - Jaffa - The City that Never Sleeps !!!

Tel Aviv is known as the city that never sleeps - vibrant, brash, and cosmopolitan. Tel Aviv-Jaffa is Israel's major metropolis and the country's business center. The city's history began in 1909 when a group of Jaffa residents moved north to build a new city on the sand dunes. Tel Aviv is a World Heritage Site known as the "White City" and there are more Bauhaus buildings In Tel Aviv than in any other city in the world!!

There is an incredible collection of architectural styles and endless places to "hang out" 24 hours a day!!! 

Tel Aviv's cosmopolitan lifestyle is mirrored in the enormous number and variety of restaurants, cafes, fine museums, lovely parks and beaches, concert halls and theaters and chic shopping malls and boutiques. 

The Carmel Market in the Yemenite Quarter is one of the biggest open-air markets in the Middle East. 

The multimedia Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, uis located on the campus of Tel Aviv University and houses a large store of information about Jewish life. 

The Ha'aretz-Land of Israel Museum focuses on different aspects of Israel's past and the entire complex is grouped around an excavation site where a Philistine city has been unearthed. 

You'll find the Tel Aviv Museum of Arts, the Helene Rubinstein Museum of Fine Arts and many more, as well as those that present more recent history – the Palmach Museum and Independence Hall 

Tel Aviv's pride and joy is the Golda Meir Center for the Performing Arts, home to the Israel Opera, dance and theater companies and concerts.

The world famous Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Mann Auditorium, next to Israel's Habima National Theater. 

In the beautiful neighborhood of Neve Zedek, you'll can find yet another cultural center – the Suzanne Dellal Dance Center. 

Jaffa  is situated on a high hill overlooking the sea and  located south of the modern city Tel Aviv. 

Old Jaffa is an entry to the ancient Land of Israel. Its traditional aromas, a picturesque fishermen's port, ancient churches, beautiful stone buildings, artist's quarter, restaurants and shops. You can walk to Jaffa along the Tel Aviv Promenade, which begins in North Tel Aviv and ends at the Jaffa Port. In the center of Jaffa you'll find the Clock Tower built by the Turkish Sultan Abed – el – Hamid in 1906. Near the Clock Square is the Flea Market where you can wander through the narrow alleyways where there are historic buildings of archeological significance. 

The alleys of old Jaffa are named after the signs of the Zodiac and it's possible to find there artist galleries and Judaica shops...

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