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Independence Trail

Updated: Mar 31, 2020


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Emma Behrman

This is a 1km path round the Rothschild area of Tel Aviv. The route takes you to 10 different sites that are related to the history of TA and the State of Israel. We rented tablets from the information center in the middle of Rothschild (opposite Rothschild 11, near the statue of Dizengoff on his horse) for 30nis each (under 18s can rent a tablet for free with an adult). You need to leave a deposit at the booth (tudat zehut, driver license etc) or you can download the app onto your phone. (The tablet is available in a choice of languages, the app is only in English) At each site there is a film to watch on the tablet and then an option to read more information, play a game or take a selfie. You follow a paved gold path that leads you to all the sites. The route took us about 3 hours. It was a great, interactive way to learn about the history of Tel Aviv. I went children aged 6, 9 and 11 and we all really enjoyed it. *The earphones were too big for my 6 year old so if you are going with younger children then I would recommend taking your own earphones.


A fascinating journey that takes us from a Hebrew city to a Hebrew state, a trail that begins with the founding of Tel Aviv in 1909 and ends with the Establishment of Israel in 1948.

The trail includes the first homes of Tel Aviv built on sand dunes, the mosaic of Jaffa’s history created by Nahum Gutman, the Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium, the Great Synagogue, the Haganah Museum, the first branch of the Bank of Israel, the monument commemorating Tel Aviv’s founders, the statue of the city’s first mayor, Meir Dizengoff, and Independence Hall – which originally was Dizengoff’s home that he converted into the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. On May 14, 1948, it was also the site of the historic ceremony at which David Ben-Gurion Declared Israeli Independence – thereby coming full circle: four decades after the Hebrew City was founded, the Hebrew State was established in the very same place.

Maps and further information about the trail can be found in the information center located opposite Rothschild 11. Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 09:00-21:00, Friday 09:00-17:00, Saturday 09:00-21:00


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