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Artists, Poets, Politicians, Shopping & Yemenite Food in Tel Aviv

A walk from Shenkin to Kerem Hatemanim
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 0.6 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  On this tour you'll be introduced to poets, artists, writers and politicians. In addition you'll have a chance to experience some of ... more »

Tips:  Wear comfortable shoes

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Points of Interest

The historic Tel Aviv City Hall - Beit Ha’ir –was originally built by Philip & Isidore Sakura (managers of the America-Palestine Bank) in 1924 as a hotel and then leased to the city of Tel Aviv for usage as city-hall. Today it is used for historical, urban exhibitions and information about Tel Aviv. The exhibits include photographs and... More

In 1891, Haim Nahman Bialik, a young man of only 19, wrote a poem that expressed the longings of the Jewish people for the Land of Israel. In this poem Bialik describes his envy of a bird’s flight to Zion - the Land of Israel, while he continued to languish in the exile of frigid Russia.

The following is a short selected translation from that 16... More

3. Ruben Museum

Reuven Rubin whose home at Bialik 14 has now been converted into a museum, is considered in many ways the 'national artist of Israel'. Born in 1893 in Romania, he settled in Tel Aviv in 1923 and literally pitched his tent on the seashore in order to capture the unique Mediterranean sunlight. His paintings depict the pioneering sprit of early Tel... More

In 1909 Menahem Shenkin (after whom the street was named) helped establish the "Ahuzat Bayit" project. He later suggested renaming the project to Tel Aviv (after a book called "Altneuland" or "Old New Land" by Theodor Herzl, founder of the Zionist movement). When a proposal was made to open stores and a kiosk in the new project, Shenkin was... More

5. Nahalat Binyamin Market & Fair

Located in the center of Tel Aviv, the Nachlat Binyamin market is one of the most popular open air pedestrian mall areas. The stores and booths in the market are an ideal place to find gifts, souvenirs, arts & crafts, toys, jewelry, Judaica, ceramics, cloth (there are a lot of textile stores) - you name it. In addition, you'll often find the... More

6. Shuk Hacarmel

Shopping in Shuk HaCarmel market in Tel Aviv is an experience that shouldn't be missed, especially if you think you have bargaining skills! Here you'll find shops selling fresh produce of every kind, fish, meat, spices, coffee, candy, sweets, cakes, toys, clothes, shoes, bags, belts, socks, underwear....

As it is slowly being gentrified, you'll... More

Maganda is one of the best known restaurants in Kerem Hateimanim, Tel Aviv's Yemeni area.

Kerem Hateimanim, or Yemenite Vineyard, was founded in 1904 when groups of Jews from Yemen motivated by their deep religious faith and desire to live in the Land of Israel, made the long trek to the Holyland. These narrow streets and relatively small homes... More