Tel Aviv

A metropolis that is the center of Israel’s economy, culture, media, and art. It houses the centers of Israel’s banking system, the stock exchange, embassies and international missions, the major newspapers in Israel, National Theater, the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Independence House (where the establishment of the state was announced) and other national cultural centers. The “White City” in Tel Aviv was recognized in 2003 as a World Heritage Site. Tel Aviv-Yafo is defined as a “city in the making”. The city is one of the most visited cities in Israel, with about 1.5 million foreign tourists a year. Tel Aviv has a central role in the Israeli experience. Many of the historical and protest events that shaped the identity and character of the country from its inception to the present day took place in it.