Neve Tzedek, a trendy neighborhood located in Southern Tel Aviv Israel, was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the walled city of Jaffa or Yafo.
When Tel Aviv Israel was officially founded in 1909, the neighborhood prospered as the new Tel Aviv grew around it. Today this trendy neighborhood is a fashionable and expensive district that maintains the look of a village with a sophisticated atmosphere. Translated from Hebrew to English it literally means “Oasis of Justice”
The Suzanne Dellal Dance Center
In the year 1887, actually 22 years before the founding of Tel Aviv, a group of Jewish families, tired of the overpopulation of Jaffa and seeking a more peaceful living, started moving to where Neve Tzedek is today building small and colorful houses around narrow streets.
The narrow streets and remodeled old buildings
At the beginning of the 1900’s many writers and artist moved to this neighborhood. Just o mention a few, Shmuel Joseph Agnon, future Nobel Prize laureate and the Hebrew artist Nahum Gutman.
As the “Big” city started to grow and develop many residents moved to the trendier areas in the north called in Hebrew Tzfon Tel Aviv and the neighborhood started a decline of abandoned buildings to the point that it was decided to demolish the area and give way to big buildings.
The idea was rejected by many and by the fact that some of the buildings were placed under preservation lists. By the 1980’s new efforts began to renovate the area by using some of the old buildings for new establishments.
What really created the big change was the opening of the Suzanne Dellal Dance and Theater Center and the Nachum Gutman Museum in the home of artist.Click here to Share your Story
During the weekends the new Tahana Complex is visited by large crowds
Now the neighborhood is back where it belongs. It is trendy and fashionable neighborhoods with galleries and artists’ studios.
Here you’ll find cafes and restaurants and even boutique hotels and shops catering to Israelis and tourists.
Varsano Luxury Suites in Neve Tzedek Tel Aviv
Walking distance from Neve Tzedek is the David Intercontinental Hotel
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