Graffiti street art of the Yemenite Quarter
Tel Aviv is the second most populous city in Israel after Jerusalem. The city has a population of 426,138 and a land area of 52 square kilometres (20 sq mi). Tel Aviv forms part of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area, also known as Gush Dan, which constitutes Israel's largest metropolitan area and has 3,464,100 residents, 42% of the country's population. Tel Aviv-Yafo is the largest and most populous section of the metropolitan area.
Tel Aviv was founded by the Jewish community on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa (Hebrew: יָפוֹ Yafo) in 1909. Immigration by mostly Jewish refugees meant that the growth of Tel Aviv soon outpaced Jaffa's, which had a majority Arab population at the time. Tel Aviv and Jaffa were merged into a single municipality in 1950, two years after the establishment of the State of Israel. Tel Aviv's White City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, comprises the world's largest concentration of Bauhaus buildings.
Tel Aviv is a global city, and is the twenty-fifth most important financial center in the world. Tel Aviv has the second-largest economy of any city in the Middle East after Abu Dhabi, and has the 31st highest cost of living in the world. The city receives over a million international visitors annually. Known as "The City that Never Sleeps" and a "party capital", it has a lively nightlife, dynamic atmosphere and a famous 24-hour culture.
We spent two lovely and sunny autumn days in Tel Aviv during a pro-longed November weekend - and it was a very enjoyable time in a lovely city that has a lot of to offer.
Graffiti scene is an essential part of Tel Aviv - there is a lot of street art in the Kerem HaTeimanim neighbourhood (Yemenite Quarter) in the center of Tel Aviv where we spent most of our time in the city.