5 Hidden Gems In Tel Aviv You Probably Don’t Know About...
When talking with people either traveling to or from Israel, I hear very often more or less about the same route taken, especially in Tel Aviv. I too am obsessed with the beachfront it is my favorite place to be when in TA, however every now and then it’s good fun to go and explore beyond the beach..
#1 For the history buffs... In the footsteps of the Templars. The Sarona complex is a Templar’s village above ground but there are also underground tunnels to walk dug by hand by German Templars arriving in 1871. These tunnels were even used by the Mossad, Israeli intelligence!
#2 For the foodies...Experience unique flavorse and tap into the typical vibes of southern Tel Aviv while walking through the Levinsky market. Narrow streets and alleys filled with little stores/stands of traditional foods, spice sacks, a marzipan factory and small shops selling authentic delicatessen like Turkish bourekas which I personally tried this past summer and it was to die for!
#3 Wander through the trendy, slightly bohemian neighborhood of Florentin, coffee shops, independent art galleries and communities of foreign workers and immigrants. A very different side to the city.
#4 For the market lovers...Shuk Hapishpeshim: A 100 years old flea market in Jaffo. It really is a treasure hunt for antiques, art, handmade and secondhand items. Copper, jewelry, Judaica items and tons of secondhand clothing and furniture can be found there. Don’t be afraid to bargain yourself a good deal, it’s how it’s done.
#5 For the sporty types…Explore Tel Aviv on a bike.
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