Every city has it’s own secrets, that only insiders can show and Tel Aviv is not an exception. Guidebooks barely could help you to explore the city’s atmosphere and true vibes, but we, Telavivians, surely can. And today I am taking you to a quiet walk to a very special place.
I’ve been living in Florentine neighborhood for more than a year and only few days ago have discovered an adorable spot between the Florentine and Yaffo, called American-German Colony. The colony was founded in 19th century by americans, then came german settlements and what we have now is a green spot in the city center with a unique historical print, some very well kept secrets and that “Jerusalem atmosphere” you can catch in the silence of the neighborhood. You can spot here beautiful Lutheran Immanuel Church with a temple that basically brought me here (it can be seen both from Florentine and beachside), Meine Freundship House with a little museum inside, Immanuel House that served as the main office of the Temple Society and other interesting buildings. Don’t need to be genius to realize that this mix of unique architecture and historical heritage that is sharing the space at the moment with car-repair garages and some ruins, will be renovated into luxury village sooner than you think. That is why the perfect time to visit the area is right now, since it keeps the original mood of American colony and not overcrowded with tourists and restaurants these days. Totally recommended to visit this area at sunset time when colors are smooth and soft so you can feel the calmest atmosphere there, as I luckily did.
When we were kids growing up, this park was a place to come and chill for hours, and now after all these years, Lucky, we had this birthday party picnic to remember what a great spot it is…
This park is a perfect day to hang out on whether you are bringing along a date and a bottle of white wine and also great for bringing along the kids with a Frisbee.
The Status that are built on the top of the Hill are beautiful and fun to climb on and the view on Tel-Aviv is perfect!
How to find this park?
Best and easiest way to get to the park is to take the exit from Ayalon freeway towards Yad-Eliyaho and just drive straight until you see the park in front of you. There are big parking spaces all around it.
Since this is the first post of this site, I decided to start with a more must see locations. And Andromeda hill top in old Jaffa is just that kind of place. Located in the northern edge of the old city, this hill top view is a great place to ride your bike to and chill out on a sunny day! With a killer view to the TLV boardwalk and skyline, it’s a fantastic place for a visit!
Perfect place for a TLV Summer day..
On this great looking summer day, I rode my bike to this hill and stayed for a while, While looking at happy tourists kissing and getting all romantic I was amazed how many tourists spots there are around old Jaffa.
This view point is minutes away from beautiful churches and musk’s. It is also located just near the Old Jaffa City that is an amazing place to spend a day. I suggest sitting in the cafes and shopping around for a few gifts.
However, also, take the time and just “chill” in front of this view, it truly is a magical spot, especially during weekdays when its quiet..