Discovering Tel Aviv’s secrets with Mendeli Street Hotel
The Tel Aviv of leafy promenades and inviting shores is at the reach of even for the most passive of tourists. However, for our guests who enjoy knowing the insights of things, Mendeli Street Hotel offers a fabulous experience: a free guided tour on Saturdays when booking a weekend chez nous.
When touring a new place, personal experience and the knowledge the guide provides can produce indelible moments. Like meandering in the ancient port city of Jaffa and finding the most playful sculpture inspired in the Biblical story of Jonah and the whale, by artist Ilana Goor, and tasting the most amazing bourekas filo pastry in the same neighborhood.
Then walking down the Tayelet –sea promenade- towards Neve Tsedek neighborhood, and learning it was the first Jewish borough established outside the walls of Jaffa in 1887. A decade later, 50 years before the State of Israel was founded, the area became the center of Jewish Jaffa’s public and cultural life. Among its residents, Nobel prize winning author S. Y. Agnon, Israel's national poet Chaim Nahman Bialik and the painter Nachum Guttman, to whom a small museum in the neighborhood is dedicated.
Continuing along the sea shore in the direction of the Namal –Port-, the most northern point of the promenade, there is a little spot devoted to peace and hope: a memorial plaque and audio recording of what used to be “The voice of peace” radio station. It was an off shore radio station that broadcast for 20 years from the former Dutch cargo vessel MV Peace, and was anchored off Tel Aviv. Founded by Abie Nathan, it played music, and Nathan’s voice can be heard in the touching memorial in Gordon beach, right where the vessel was anchored from 1973 to 1993.
Tel Aviv has that, and much more…
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