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Nahalat Binyamin Crafts Fair

Nahalat Binyamin is a famous street in the heart of Tel Aviv. It is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and particulary for its bi-weekly arts and crafts fair.

History of Nahalat Binyamin

Established in 1911, Nahalat Binyamin began as a colony next to early Tel Aviv. By the 1920s, it became Tel Aviv’s main commercial thoroughfare, whose houses reflected the eclectic and later Bauhaus architectural styles. Unlike its neighboring Rothschild Boulevard, most of Nahalat Binyamin’s original buildings remain; many are now well restored. In 1987, the municipality converted its main streets into pedestrian zones and open space for fairs.

Arts and Crafts Fair

Twice a week, Nahalat Biyamimn’s main street transforms into a colorful pedestrian market, where about 220 local artisans present their unique crafts. This market is a burst of creativity and fun for the whole family, from blown glass miniatures to Ethiopian-style pottery and woodwork. A special committee selects the artists and must demonstrate originality and creativity. Some show how they form their creations at the market, nest to occasional street performers. With so much to see, experience, and shop, it is no surprise that the fair is a popular destination among locals and tourists alike.

Touring the Nahalat Binyamin fair

The arts and crafts fair operates twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday, between 10:00 to 18:00 (in the winter till 16:30). It is a fun getaway while staying in Tel-aviv, and a great place to purchase unique souvenirs to take back home. Strolling along these streets combined, you unveil the heart of Tel-Aviv and its fascinating special local culture, architecture, people and places.

A tour of Nahalat Binyamin Crafts Fair can be combined with a guided day tour to Jaffa and Tel-Aviv.

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