Tel Aviv – the " white city "
Feeling at home in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is called the white city because of the many Bauhaus buildings in it. 4000 (!) Bauhaus buildings were built in the city during the beginning of the past century, which is why it was declared a national heritage site by UNESCO.
Brief introduction to Bauhaus
Bauhaus is an architectural style that was popular in Europe in 1920's-30's, which was influenced by socialist ideas and emphasizes functionality, simplicity and comfort.
The unique Bauhaus in Tel Aviv
Many cities in the world have Bauhaus buildings, but the houses in Tel Aviv are different in quantity and quality. Tel Aviv is the only city in the world that was designed in this particular style and the percentage of Bauhaus structures in it is the biggest in the world. Although, as stated, it's not only the quantity, but the quality:
Where are the classic Bauhaus buildings in Tel Aviv?
The Bauhaus structures are scattered all over the city, but there are central areas like Dizengoff Street, Rothschild Avenue, Bialik Square and Habima National Theatre area.
Every Saturday there are free tours in English. They start at 11:00 from 11 Rothschild Avenue.
The White Night Festival
– every year at the end of June, there's a White Night festival in Tel Aviv, to celebrate the declaration of the city as a national heritage site. During the festival many establishments are open all night and special tours and events are held.
The white city site – Tel Aviv municipality
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