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MARGAUX STELMAN

HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL PRESS

TEL AVIV-YAFO MUNICIPALITY

+972(0)37248097

Stelman_m@mail.tel-aviv.gov.il

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TOP 10 FILMING LOCATIONS

The backdrop of Tel Aviv-Yafo can provide a great location for standups and photography shoots. The city features a diverse array of landscapes: old neighborhoods from the 40's alongside new buildings and modern construction, pastoral parks, public squares, the alleys of Old Jaffa, Sarona compound, Rothschild boulevard, kilometers of white-sand beaches, public gardens and much more.  Here are our top 10 favorite filming locations in the city:

1. THE TEL AVIV CITY HALL ROOFTOP

The Tel Aviv City Hall Rooftop offers a 360 degree urban view of the city and an endless view into the horizon and over the Mediterranean Sea. The Tel Aviv city hall also overlooks the Rabin Square, where  major gatherings, demonstrations, parties and events take place. The wood-decked rooftop hosts movie screenings, yoga lessons, concerts and more, which are offered freely to the Tel Aviv residents via their Digi-Tel resident’s card.

To coordinate  access to the rooftop- visit us at the Host City Info desk at the Press center or contact us at Stelman_m@mail.tel-aviv.gov.il

2. HAPISGA GARDEN

For a superb view of the whole Tel Aviv coastline, head to the top of the gardens in the middle of Old Jaffa, known as HaPisga Garden, or Peak Garden. From the beautiful gardens you can also see across Jaffa, seethe iconic clock tower, the Old Jaffa port, and across the southern neighborhoods of Tel Aviv.

3. INDEPENDENCE PARK

The Independence Park, near the Hilton Hotel, is one of the most magical parks in Tel Aviv; it offers a perfect sunbathing spot away from the busy beaches and offers a gorgeous lookout on Tel Aviv beaches and its hotel strip.

4. THE JAFFA PORT

The Jaffa Port, one of the oldest ports in the world offers a scenic view of the marina. Full of charming buildings, picturesque streets, a thriving arts scene with artists’ galleries and studios, and tasty local cuisine, the neighborhood proves popular with tourists and locals alike.

5. THE RENOVATED TEL AVIV PROMENADE 

The bustling Tel Aviv Promenade is the perfect spot to watch Tel Aviv unfold before your eyes with beach-goers, paddle boarders, surfers and joggers all doing their thing as the sounds of the waves gently crash on the shore.

The customized Lifeguard Tower (which used to be a 5-star hotel room as part of a Tel Aviv marketing campaign in 2016) located on Frishman beach along the big I LOVE TEL AVIV chairs, offers the perfect backdrop for any selfie or standup position.

6.TEL AVIV PORT-  TE ♥ IV

The new but already iconic Tel ♥ iv sign located at the Tel Aviv Port has been featured in countless selfies of tourists and locals alike. The vibrant port scene full of café’s, shops and restaurants is the ideal backdrop for your shoot.

7. HABIMA SQUARE

Habima Square is a popular public space located right in the center of Tel Aviv, at the intersection of two of the city’s busiest and most popular streets – Dizengoff Street and Rothschild Boulevard. Given its central location, visitors always have plenty of choices for great eateries and entertainment within walking distance.

8. DIZENGOFF SQUARE

One of the city’s main squares has recently been renovated and has become a focal point for young TelAvivians. On sunny days, the square is packed with young families, dogs and coffee lovers soaking up the sun and laying in the grass or on one of the colorful chairs offered by the Municipality. This patch of grass in the center of the city is surrounded by bars, coffee shops, restaurants and shops.

9. THE TEL AVIV MUSEUM OF ART

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is Israel’s largest art museum, with a large collection of permanent exhibits as well as temporary exhibits.The Herta and Paul Amir Building at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, opened in November 2011, is itself a visual and architectural masterpiece.Inside are five floors of art over 19,000sq meters in size, three above ground and two below, linked by an 87-foot atrium, a lightwell which floods the art and gallery spaces in light.

10. BIALIK SQUARE

The Bialik Square and its surrounding buildings, including Beit Ha’ir, have been declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO and are included in the area of Tel-Aviv designated a “White City” for its unique variant of modern international architecture. The new White City Center is located near the square on Idelson street 29.