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Open House Tel Aviv 2017

  • Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • Around Tel Aviv
  • May 1, 2017
  • All events are free

Get an up-close look at some of the most intriguing public and private spaces in Tel Aviv — designer lofts, urban villas, works of architecture, plazas, gardens and more — during Open House Tel Aviv, which usually takes place in May.  All of the tours are free, but some have limited space and require you to register in advance. Click on the “book now” link the the photo slide to see the complete schedule and reserve a spot in tours where it’s necessary.

The Open House organized tours are meant not only to give tour-goers a look at the various spaces, but also educate them on the role of architecture in the city’s history and development, such as in the tours of Tel Aviv’s Levant Fair and Ben Gurion’s House.

Tel Aviv is one of a number of international cities, including the Israeli capital of Jerusalem, that are members of the Open House Worldwide organization, which has similar events in London, New York, Barcelona, Rome, Melbourne, Chicago and Athens, among others.

Open House Tel Aviv Tours 2016

We’ll have the schedule for 2017 for you as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, check out our highlights from last year!

Brown Beach House

Photo: Assaf Pinchuk

Photo: Assaf Pinchuk

Get an up-close look at the hottest beach hotel in Tel Aviv, including a primer on the history of the location, the odd structure of the building and the motifs that inspired the snazzy interior design of Brown Beach House.

Where: 64 Ha-Yarkon Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo
When: May 26 (6:00 and 7:00 pm), May 27 (12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 pm) and May 28 (1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm), 2016
Sign-up: Open event with tours for the first 30 people in line at each entrance time

Anglo-Palestine Bank

Photo: Yossi Salis

Photo: Yossi Salis

Historically significant as the home of the bank that financed the first 60 buildings in the city that would become Tel Aviv, the Anglo Palestine Bank sports an elegant interior design that has been preserved and refurbished over the years.

Where: 18 Yefet Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo
When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 12:00 to 6:00 pm — tours at 3:30 and 5:00 pm

The Peres Center for Peace

On this tour of one of the most interesting buildings erected in Tel Aviv over the past decade, you’ll learn about the architectural process behind it as well as the man for whom it is named, beloved former Israeli president Shimon Peres.

Where: 132 Kedem Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo
When: May 27, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00 pm — tours start every hour, on the hour

Bialik House

Photo: Dina Gona

Photo: Dina Gona

A tour of the stunning 1920′s home of Israel’s national poet

Where: 22 Bialik Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo
When: May 28, 2016 at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm
Sign-up: Register now! (Required)

The French Ambassador`s Residence

Designed by early 20th century architect Yitshak Rappaport for then prominent Jaffa resident Muhammed el-Rachim (Abu Hassan) in 1936, this notable residential structure still has much of the original furniture and other interior design pieces from the era.

Where: 1 Toulouse Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo
When: May 27, 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm — tours will be conducted in Hebrew, English and French (10:00 am)

The Digital Incubator

Explore the Royal Beach Hotel’s digital incubator project aimed at giving exposure to Israeli photography, video and animation artists. As part of the project, the hotel exhibits a massive collection of over 600 works in the lobby and throughout the hotel corridors.

Where: Royal Beach Hotel, 19 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo
When: May 26 (4:00 pm), 27 (12:00 pm) and 28 (11:00 am), 2016,
Sign-up: Register now! (Required)

Tel Aviv`s Post-Modern Style

Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality Building Preservation Department Director Yermi Hoffman talks about the “cultural-economic changes taking place in Israeli society in the transition to post-Zionist capitalism” and their relationship to Tel Aviv`s architectural style in the 1980`s and 1990`s.

Where: Engineering Administration Building, 68 Ben Gurion Boulevard., 3rd floor, Room 307, Tel Aviv-Yafo
When: My 26 at 5:30 pm — seating on first come, first served basis


Where: Around Tel Aviv-Yafo
When: May 2017
Info: Official website

Photos: Uzi Porat, Boaz Lavi, Niv Mussman, Ohad Asher

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