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Included in your itinerary - A day out discovering the city with a resident of Tel Aviv, whose deep knowledge and friendly manner will help you to appreciate what you see before you, and will also guide you through several millennia of Jewish history.
YOUR ADDRESS IN TEL-AVIVA Bauhaus hotel for the digital age that opened at the end of 2016, and an address that fits in perfectly in Tel Aviv: its architecture is pure Bauhaus, with pop decor, flashy colours and organic curves. This beautiful building, which is an icon of Tel Aviv's White City (built in 1934 by architect Shlomo Liaskowski, the building was known as the Polishuk House, named after its owner), was restored by architect Nitza Szmuk, Emet Prize winner for his commitment to the preservation of the city's Bauhaus buildings; and the decor is by designer Karim Rashid. In contrast to the beautiful sobriety of this beautiful white building's architecture, which has been enhanced by the renovation carried out by Nitza Szmuk, Karim Rashid's decor seems a bit bonkers: pink, lemon yellow, electric blue, which illustrate the energy that characterises Tel Aviv. It works. The 40 brightly coloured rooms, with large windows, allow you to take in the liveliness of the neighbourhood, including the modern, dynamic city and the joyfully chaotic HaCarmel souk. The scenic 1968 square feet terrace, with its spa with large windows and an infinity pool overlooking the city, is the most beautiful in Tel Aviv. This is a modern gem, close to the bustle of the souq and the busiest beaches of the coast.
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WITH A FEW EXTRA DAYS - JERUSALEM
Just an hour's drive from Tel Aviv you can visit the eternal city that boasts three-thousand-year-old ruins. An inextricable hodgepodge of arched doorways, alleyways with staircases and interior courtyards blooming with roses and lemon trees. In the Muslim quarter, the Temple Mount and its dome which houses the rock recognised as the site of Abraham's attempted sacrifice. You have to try a falafel beside the Damascus Gate. At the heart of the Christian quarter, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - accessed through the rooftops and the Ethiopian chapel, where priests dressed in white cotton gabis sing Mass. In the Jewish quarter, men pray in front of the Wailing Wall, a remnant of the Second Temple. At the Mayane Yehuda market, move in a moment from an Agadir souq to a Moscow market - from baklava to smoked fish. And the 'Armenian Quarter', unsurprisingly inhabited by Armenians and often overlooked in favour of its more flamboyant neighbours, is a real city within the city, with its mosaic walls and turquoise blue gates.
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