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T+L's Definitive Guide to Tel Aviv

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Four cultural stops not to miss.

Design Museum Holon: Created by the Israeli-born, London-based Ron Arad, this instant architectural icon in the suburb of Holon was built using five curvaceous ruby-red steel bands. Inside, there are rotating exhibitions by international and Israeli stars such as Ayela Serfaty and Dror Benshetrit.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art: The museum’s new 200,000-square- foot Herta & Paul Amir building, designed by American Preston Scott Cohen, is made up of concrete geometric surfaces that form a gleaming white triangle. A 90-foot-high internal atrium links galleries devoted to contemporary art.

Tel Aviv Port: Tel Aviv’s restored historic port originally served as a welcoming station for Jewish immigrants in the 1930’s; now it’s home to top restaurants, a weekly antiques market, a bike-friendly promenade, and Shuk HaNamal—an Eataly-like complex with two dozen organic and artisanal purveyors.

Peres Center for Peace: In Jaffa’s beachfront district of Ajami, Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas has built the Peres Center to promote tolerance in the Middle East. The four-story building, clad in alternating layers of concrete and translucent glass, offers hour-long guided tours and lectures.

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