- Rotschild St, Tel Aviv
If you have only a couple of hours to spend in Tel Aviv (and make sure you have more!) it would probably be best to spend them strolling along Rothschild Blvd. It is one of the main streets in the center of Tel Aviv- stretching all the way from Neve Tzedek in the southwest to the National theatre- of Habima right next to Ibn Gvirol St.
Many people would say it is the epitome of the Tel-Aviv free and joyous lifestyle with little coffee shops scattered around, restaurants, bicycle lanes, busy dog-walkers and beautiful people just relaxing and enjoying the view and the wonderful Bauhaus architecture. It was built in 1910 and was initially named Rehov Ha’am (the street of the people) but then renamed “Rothschild” after the baron Binyamin Edmond De-Rothschild who was a well-known benefactor and supported the Jewish people of Israel.
The boulevard is full of historic buildings, among them is number 16 which was the residence of the first mayor of Tel Aviv- Meir Dizengoff, and later was the place that David Ben Gurion (Israel’s first prime minister) declared the establishment of the state of Israel, on May 14th, 1948.