In this unusual location, just between the sea shore and the picturesque Neve Tzedek neighborhood, lies the old station of the Jaffa-Jerusalem line which was the first railway line to connect “little Asia” (known today as Turkey) and Egypt in an era when the main way of transporting heavy loads was via camels.
Built in 1892, it operated until the year of 1948 and then was abandoned and replaced by other train stations across Tel Aviv. After an extensive renovation process where more than 20 of the historic buildings were restored, it was reopened as a public open gathering place and a shopping centre with fashionable restaurants and art galleries, giving you the chance to stroll around this magnificent complex and get a different view of the city.
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Photos courtesy: the Israel Ministry of Tourism
Photo: Dana Friedlander