About Tel Aviv
At the southern end of Tel Aviv, is Jaffa, an ancient port town. Though Tel Aviv boasts 100 years as a city, Jaffa's history goes back over 2000...
Interesting Facts About Tel Aviv:
2. Cool fact: In 2003 Tel Aviv was designated a White City by UNESCO in recognition of the multitude of Bauhaus-style (generally white) buildings designed by German Jewish architects who immigrated to Israel in the 1920s and 30s.
3. Interesting fact: Tel Aviv celebrated its centennial in 2009. The city was founded in 1909 by a tiny group of Jews who had been living in nearby Jaffa.
4. Random fact: It takes a little less than an hour to drive between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv (43 miles) Another interesting fact: The Jewish state came into being in Tel aviv on May 14, 1948 when David Ben-Gurion read the Declaration of Independence at the home of Mayor Dizengoff. Today the house is a museum.
5. Fun fact: Tel Aviv boasts ten beaches along the length of its seafront.
6. Weird fact: The Nordau Beach has separate days for men and women. It caters to the ultra-orthodox and women who don't feel comfortable on a beach with men. The beach is surrounded by a wall and is open for women on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday while men rule the roost on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
7. It's a fact that Tel Aviv boasts more than 25 miles of bike paths--generally a quicker way of getting around than by car where you'll find yourself sitting in traffic during most hours of the day.
8. Another random fact: Tel Aviv's climate could almost be interchangeable with Miami. Heat and humidity rule for most of the year and winters are mild.
9. It's a fun fact that 18 out of Israel's 35 performing arts centers are located in Tel Aviv.
10. A random fact about Tel Aviv's emblem. It was designed by artist Nahum Guttman in the 1950s and features 7 stars to represent the 7-hour working day that Zionist thinker Theodor Herzl held to be the ideal work day...
11. Another fun fact: Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel's cafe culture. Many of the cafes founded before Israel became a state in 1948 are still popular today.
12. A random fact: calling someone a "tzfoni" in Hebrew ("northy") is shorthand for saying the person is a materialistic snob. North Tel Aviv is where the bourgeoisie hang out.
More Tel Aviv descriptions
Tel Aviv is the country's commercial center and also the cultural capital; the nation's newspapers and most...