In recognition of the 4,000 buildings which were built between the 1920s and 1950s in Tel Aviv, UNESCO declared Tel Aviv to be a World Heritage Site. Since most of the buildings colors are white, gray, beige were, it gave Tel Aviv the nickname, “The White City”.

History of Tel Aviv

Bialik House in Tel Aviv
Bialik House in Tel Aviv

In 1909, approximately 60 families congregated on a sand dune next to Jaffa and decided to build a new city in Israel, to be named: Tel Aviv. Most of the buildings were built in a fusion of Oriental and European styles and during the 1920s, the city began to spread towards what is known as Rothschild Blvd.

Bauhaus Tel Aviv Style

Bike Share, Tel Aviv Israel-NES MobileMany local architects adopted the “Bauhaus” style but with a local twist. Generally, Bauhaus buildings are mostly square, with terraces, narrow long windows, flat roofs, smooth façades, and plain geometric shapes. The colors used mostly are white, gray, beige, or black. The interior design has open space floor plans, and the focus is functional.

Over time, a unique Tel Aviv style emerged from the European/German Bauhaus style mainly due to warm and sunny weather.  Windows sizes were increased to accommodate better air circulation and awnings were positioned above the large windows and pergolas built on the roofs to provide shade. However, the most noticeable change of all was the design of large balconies.

Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv

Rothschild Street in Tel Aviv, IsraelIt is recommended to start your stroll along Rothschild Blvd. and Herzl Street, where you can explore the various historical buildings. For more info about street tours, you can visit the Tel Aviv tourist info site:

Bike around Tel Aviv

You can also easily bike your way around Tel Aviv using the Tel-o-Fun Bikes for Rent service which can be found all over the city.

Bicycle Tel-Aviv-Jaffa Beach Israel Travel Blog NES MobileLike many other cities around the world such as London, Paris and Barcelona you can rent a bike in Tel Aviv-Yafo. The Tel-O-Fun company offers hundreds of bikes for rent, at rental stations across the city, in a simple, efficient and convenient manner with various pickup and drop off locations. You can conveniently buy a daily or weekly access card which is ideal for tourists visiting Tel Aviv.

You can view the bike routes pick up and drop off locations, as well as other info right here on this link:

Stay Connected in Tel Aviv with NES Mobile

Lastly, you will likely want to share your strolling and biking memories of your visit to Tel Aviv. So remeber to rent a Pocket Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot with UNLIMITED Internet which you can take with you everywhere you go. Or you can order one of NES Mobile Israel SIM cards. Daily plans are available and we offer FREE delivery in the USA, so you can have your pocket Wi-Fi, and/or Israel SIM card in hand in the USA, prior to your visit to Israel. NES Mobile is a leading provider of communication services for visitors to Israel.

NES Mobile Pocket WiFi Mobile Hotspot - Unlimited Internet -MiFiIsrael SIM Card