Duration: 3-4 hours
Points of Interest:
Dizengoff Circle, Habimah Square, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Frederic Mann Auditorium (HeiHal HaTurbut), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Pasha Restaurant, Sotheby’s, HaGana Museum, Bet Dizengoff / Independence Hall, Migdal Shalom Tower, Carmella restaurant, Carmel Market, Kikar Magen David
Tel Aviv’s major construction boom occurred in the 1930s, resulting in numerous Bauhaus-style buildings. This walk takes you past various Bauhaus examples, plus a few other sites of historic interest. There are plenty of cafés and juice stands along the way to provide sustenance.
The best starting-point for a tour of Tel Aviv is the Dizengoff Circle (1), named after Meir Dizengoff, Tel Aviv's first mayor after its separation from Jaffa in 1921. It is laid out on two levels, with a raised area for pedestrians above the carriageway. In this higher area is the striking "Fire and Water Fountain", designed by the well-known Israeli artist Yaacov Agam. At regular intervals the fountain is illuminated from within, its colored aluminum rings begin to revolve and the jets of water, computer-controlled; move rhythmically in time to the music.