Founded on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa, Tel Aviv is Israel's second-biggest city. Located on the Mediterranean coast, the city has great beaches, a harbour and a marina, and buzzes with life. You can simply walk around and discover: check out the simple-style Bauhaus buildings with their small round balconies (Tel Aviv’s White City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is home to the world's largest concentration of Bauhaus buildings), get lost in one of the markets, like the Shuk HaCarmel with its olives, pomegranates, watermelons, avocados, dried fruits, fresh juice, fish, bread and anything you might want at the beach. Try some of the food specialties like pita bread with falafel and hummus or a baklava!
And if the weather isn’t great or you want to escape the sun, you can visit one of the museums, like the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. They offer the ‘Kooli’ audio guide and an activity pack for children and adults, presenting the Museum's history through searching, observation, folding and drawing.
TEL AVIV CINEMATHEQUE
The Tel Aviv Cinematheque is the leading venue for quality cinema culture in Israel, offering the public the finest in international and local films. It's education department has initiated collaborations with leading global film festivals and organizations. The Cinematheque is the setting for the annual Tel Aviv International Film Festival for Children and Youth, the leading event of its kind in Israel. The festival has developed unique film programs which have been offered in towns across the nation, enriching the minds and imaginations of young audiences.
Recognizing that cinema is the art of the 21st century, the Tel Aviv Cinematheque was founded in 1973 to deepen the awareness for the art of film among the public for Israeli cinema, as well as a meeting place for film professionals and enthusiasts everywhere.
The Cinematheque's new complex includes five luxurious cinemas with projection equipment and a state-of-the-art sound system, a café and a restaurant.