Tel Aviv - Yafo
Tel Aviv was founded on April 11, 1909. In the 1930`s, Tel Aviv became the country’s largest economic center and had the highest concentration of social and cultural institutions. Tel Aviv was the center of the emergence of Hebrew culture and culture in Hebrew – and remains so to this very day. Tel Aviv became known for its modern cafes, hotels, concert halls and nightclubs.
The ‘80s brought about a shift in attitude and living in Tel Aviv-Yafo once again became the objective of the young, sophisticated and educated generation. There was a gradual migration from all over the country back to Tel Aviv. The city began to flourish again and regained its stature as Israel’s coolest city. Over the next decades, there was massive renovation and development throughout Tel Aviv-Yafo, giving the city a makeover whose finishing touches are still being improved upon. Tel Aviv-Yafo of today has developed a unique style combining the best of both a relaxed Mediterranean seaside town with an edgy urban vibe. Tel Aviv is are passionate about their city and are proud to live in a center of commerce, culture, style and entertainment. With leafy boulevards filled with people at all hours, a thriving business sector, countless charming cafes and restaurants, a beautiful beachfront and rich cultural offerings, 100 years later, the vision of the city’s founders has come alive.
In July 2003 UNESCO`s World Heritage Committee declared "The White City" – the unique, historical, architectural. Municipal texture in the heart of Tel Aviv to be a World Heritage site. With this declaration the internationally community recognized the architectural and urban qualities of Tel-Aviv-Yafo and proclaimed it an attractive tourism venue on the world map.
The story of Jaffa (known in Hebrew and Yafo) begins in the days of ancient Egypt and continues over the generations through the biblical period, the Crusades, the period of the Ottoman Empire and the British Mandate, the War of Independence and the establishment of the State of Israel.
Jaffa today is a major cultural hub. With its unique urban scenery and buildings and its proximity to the center of Tel Aviv, Jaffa hosts many youthful, daring and avant-garde artists. Among the many cultural venues in town are Gesher Theatre, the Simta fringe theatre, The Arabic-Hebrew Theatre, and many more.