Layers of local history await you in the trendy Gan HaHashmal Neighborhood. It started as a luxury neighborhood, constructed by the financial elite of 1920’s Tel Aviv. Alas, over the years it crumbled down and was in dire state of urban decay up until the 1990’s. Transforming from a particularly dubious area, the neighborhood made a remarkable comeback in recent years. Gan HaHashmal is once again a highly coveted area in the heart of the city. As you stroll through its streets you will feel the positive vibes that ooze from the unique designer shops and from the fashionable cafes and restaurants. To uncover the magnificent history of Gan HaHashmal neighborhood follow this DIY tour that will unveil the intriguing stories that lie dormant in each stylish building that you see. A luxury neighborhood turned into a slum is now being rediscovered as the most electrifying place in Tel Aviv - by you!
My name is Tomer Chelouche and my family was one of the founding families of Tel Aviv. I’ve been guiding historic tours in the city since 2008. I live in Tel Aviv with my wife and our son. On most days you would probably see me either roaming the city streets leading a tour or just chilling at the beach. Hope you'll enjoy all that this city has to offer!
the First Power Plant in the Land of Israel
Directions to Starting Point
The tour starts a short distance from the bus stop on Mikve Israel Street. The no. 5 bus that goes through here, perhaps the most popular bus in Tel Aviv, will take you directly from the city's center to our starting point - 28 Levontin street.