10 Top Reasons to Visit Tel Aviv in 2019

10 Top Reasons to Visit Tel Aviv in 2019

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Tel Aviv celebrates its 110 anniversary this year. And Israel21c shares 10 reasons why this ocean front city is so appealing– something that Israelis may have known for years.

  1. History

Sure, there are definitely more historic cities in Israel than Tel Aviv. After all, what could possible compete with Jerusalem? But Tel Aviv, which this year is celebrating 110 years, has a fascinating history of its own.

It all started with a seashell lottery, when some 60 Jewish families gathered on a sand dune on April 11, 1909, and divided plots of land between them using colorful shells. That sand dune, by the way, is now Rothschild Boulevard.

The boulevard and the surrounding streets house some of the city’s most beautiful historical sites. Check out Independence Hall to see where the State of Israel was declared, or the castle-like Bialik House, home of national poet Hayim Nachman Bialik, now a museum of his work and a cultural center.

Read the full list here.

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