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The best of Israel’s Markets

We know if you would search around the web for the best outdoor markets in Israel, you would find a lot of different opinions and insights from tour guides to food writers. We at Tellavista want to give you our best market list as your #1 vacation apartment rental company in Israel!


Carmel Market

Tel Aviv’s most famous marketplace, the Carmel Market is also the city’s largest market. Open every day of the week (except Shabbat), the market features a plethora of shops and restaurants from handmade cheese to designer clothing, so there is something for every person with every budget. Make sure to come hungry because the food is exquisite and plentiful.

Akko Market

For a real taste of the Middle Eastern marketplace, few destinations beat Akko. Located in the Old City the northern town’s market offers a wide range of tasty fares, local staples, antiques and household goods. Locals shop there so it’s also an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the hustle and bustle of the city.

Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s most famous outdoor market has been going strong for over a hundred years and still conveys a genuine sense of exotic Middle Eastern flavor. The fresh citrus and other produce you’ll find here are said to be the best in Israel, but you’ll also find an amazing  array of spices and other food products as well as clothing, souvenirs and the like.

Sarona Market

Sarona was opened to serve the people of Tel Aviv with an option for an air conditioned closed market with some of Israel’s best and fresh produce, baked goods, and gourmet eats. It’s based off Chef Mario Batali’s Eataly, but in Hebrew and in Tel Aviv, with an Israeli flair. Expect more of these gourmet, foodie markets to be opening up around Israel in the next couple of years.

Shuk Levinsky

Running the length of Levinsky Street in South Tel Aviv, Shuk Levinsky has a massive range of products, from dried fruit to soaps, spices and nuts. The Levinsky Market is filled with cuisine from cultures all around the world and has ingredients that provide the perfect addition to just about any meal. Among the stores to visit are bakeries, delicatessens and restaurants. Certain shops and restaurants are unique to the shuk, and cannot be found anywhere else in Tel Aviv. The magic Shuk Levinsky lies in the deep history of culinary growth and discovery, stories that continue to appeal to local residents and foreign visitors alike.

Museums to visit in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is blessed with some of the finest museums in the country. The city contains so much diversity in terms of culture, religion, art, history and more that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. So, here at Tellavista we put together a short list of the most popular ones!


Yad Vashem

The Yad Vashem Memorial, founded in 1953 to serve as the center for research, documentation, education and commemoration of the Holocaust. It is an emotionally powerful museum, which introduces visitors to the history of the Nazis’ rise to power and the harrowing effect this had on Jews in Europe at that time. The various exhibits serve as a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and include displays of ghettos, concentration camps, Jewish response, and the famous Hall of Names. Continue reading

Must visit museums in Israel

When traveling to a country with such a great history like Israel, you must look for the most significant and interesting museums that country has to offer. Here is a list of some the must visit museums around Israel.

The Israel Museum

Founded in 1965 in Jerusalem, the Israel Museum is the country’s flagship museum and largest cultural institution. The museum houses 500,000 objects, including the famous Dead Sea Scrolls; a grand collection of archaeological finds; an immense treasury of world Judaica; an amazing sculpture garden; and vast collections of primitive, European and modern art.

For more info: www.imj.org.il/en/

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5 things to do over the Passover Holiday in Israel!

The Geek Picnic

Do you love science fiction or are a fan of robotics and science? Then this activity is for you. The Geek picnic will be open all week long in the heart of Jerusalem, at the Sacher Park. The exhibits are all about science and how it works from huge robots, to seeing electricity in motion. You can even race flying drones! Definitely one of Passovers coolest festivals around!

For more information and to buy tickets: http://geekpicnic.co.il/en/


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Top Markets In Israel

Anyone who really wants to see how the locals are living and learn about a country’s culture – should mark the market place as its first destination in the trip. The best markets can reveal the heart of the country, its customs and its magic. Here is our recommendation to the finest markets in Israel.

All the wonderful scents and sights of the market

All the wonderful scents and sights of the market

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The Holidays In Israel – Part 2: Christmas In The Holy Land

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and if you happen to travel Israel during this magical time, you get to experience the story of Christmas in a whole other way. This is where it all took place! Less commercialized than the Christmas experience in other countries, the Israeli experience offers a different perspective. We have gathered for you all the best things to do to get a memorable Christmas in Israel.Nativity_tree2011

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5 Magical Hidden Places for a Jerusalem Winter

The stormy weather that showed up in Israel in the past few days makes every living soul want to curl up under the covers and just watch the rain coming down, preferably holding a hot cup of tea in their hands. While we fully support this as a valid and reasonable option, sometimes taking the brave decision of leaving the house in this storm can really pay off. For those of you who happen to travel Jerusalem these days, here are the top 5 secret spots of the city that would make any rainy day a reason for a night out with friends.

Find the secret pearls of Jerusalem

Find the secret pearls of Jerusalem

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