Category Archives: Tel Aviv and Center

Mazor Roman Mausoleum – Mazor National Park

This well preserved Roman mausoleum was a family burial vault used in the 4th century. The building has a temple-like façade. Inside are the remains of two sarcophagi. The entrance would have been sealed with a stone door at the time of usage as a burial chamber.

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Founders Monument and Fountain – Monument to Tel Aviv’s Founders

The Founders Monument and Fountain is located opposite the home of the first mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff, on 16 Rothschild Boulevard. The historic lottery for the distribution of plots was held on April 11, 1909, on the site. The founders’ monument was planned 40 years later and established in 1951, on Dizengoff’s birthday.

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Dinosaur display in Rishon Lezion – Dinosaurs and prehistoric animals in Rishon le-Tsiy

A display of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals is located outside of cinema city in Rishon Lezion. The dinosaurs are visible first due to their huge height, but when you near the site, you can see the variety of the dinosaurson display. These include the deinonychus, apatosaurus, brachiosaurus, brachylophosaurus, and stegosaurus.

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Gan HaMa’ayan in Rishon Lezion – Ein Hakorey Spring – Ma’ayan Shimshon Spring in Rishon le-Tsiyon

Gan HaMa’ayan in Rishon Lezion was where the springs of Rishon Lezion surfaced. The founders of Rishon Lezion, led by Zalman Levontin, called the spring “Ein HaKorey” or “Maayan Shimshon”, from the biblical story in Judges, chapter 15.

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Trumpeldor Cemetery in Tel Aviv – Where the founders of Tel Aviv were buried

The Trumpeldor Cemetery in Tel Aviv contains the graves of many of the important historical figures from the last century. The cemetery was founded in 1902, and contains the graves of the founders of Tel Aviv, such as Shimon Rokach and Meir Dizengoff, as well as writers such as Chaim Nachman Bialik and Ehad Ha’am.

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Independence Hall – Meir Dizengoff’s house in Tel Aviv

Independence Hall, located in the home of Tel Aviv mayor Meir Dizengoff, is the site where Israel proclaimed independence in 1948. The hall is arranged as it was on that day, with place cards marking the seating arrangements at the historic event. In addition to the hall, a number of exhibits show the various drafts of the declaration, and a number of additional artifacts related to Israel’s independence.

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Shimon Rokach House in Neve Tzedek – Leah Majaro-Mintz sculptures in Rokach House

Rokach House is one of the first homes built outside the old city of Jaffa. In this house, built in 1887, you can see the old home which was famous for its domed roof. The house is preserved as it was at that time. There is also a display of old photographs showing the early days of settlement in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood.

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Israeli artist Nachum Gutman – Nahum Gutman Museum in Tel Aviv

The Gutman Museum showcases the works of the artist Nachum Gutman, who worked in a variety of media, often focusing on the oriental charms of the Arab and Arab way of life. The exhibits in the museum include the works of many other artists who portray the Arab, as well as the temporary photographic exhibit of Chalil Raad’s work. The museum, located in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood of Tel Aviv, is well worth a visit.

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Etzel Museum in Tel Aviv – Irgun Zvai Leumi Museum in Tel Aviv

Etzel, also known as the Irgun Zvai Leumi, was founded in 1931 by Avraham Tehomi. It is, however, generally associated with Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Jabotinsky explained how Zionism needed a military force, which was used against the British and the Arabs during the fight for an independent Jewish country. The Etzel was also involved in the struggle for free immigration for Jews to Palestine.

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Tel Aviv’s First City Hall – photographs and videos from old Tel Aviv

The Museum of the History of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa is located in the first city hall, known as Beit Ha’Ir. The museum, which opened in the end of 2009, displays photographs collected from the residents of Tel Aviv and old video clips. The office of Meir Dizengoff is also on display inside.

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Yarkon National Park – Tel Afek, Antipatris, and the Yarkon River

The Yarkon National Park in located in Rosh Ha’ayin. The park includes Tel Afek and the sources of the Yarkon River. Tel Afek, also known as Antipatris, has an Ottoman fortress. The Yarkon River springs have a variety of flora and fauna.

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Old City of Jaffa – Jaffa walking tour – Jaffa galleries

Jaffa, known as Yafo in Hebrew, is an ancient city with a natural harbor which was used as early as the bronze age. The city was ruled by many ancient peoples, including the Egyptians, Caananites, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, and Romans. In the middle ages, it was ruled by the Arabs and the Crusaders.

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Beit Gidi Etzel Museum – IZL museum – Irgun museum in Tel Aviv

The Beit Gidi Etzel Museum portrays the history of the Etzel movement and its campaigns from the UN resolution on the establishment of a Jewish state until the movement’s dissolution in 1948. The central exhibit is about the battle for Jaffa, and commemorates the 41 Etzel soldiers who fell in the battle.

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HaTachana train station in Tel Aviv – newly renovated old Jaffa train station

HaTachana is the newly renovated old Jaffa train station. HaTachana is a historical spot with exhibits from the old train station, old box cars from the train, and some of the original train tracks. One of the box cars has a display of old pictures, creating a small museum.

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