Neve Tzedek: from pioneers to hipsters

Neve Tzedek: from pioneers to hipsters

Founded by Sephardic pioneers in 1887, the very touristy Neve Tzedek neighbourhood has become one of the trendiest places in Tel Aviv.

Farewell to the eastern bohemian soul of the first Jewish neighbourhood built outside the walls of Jaffa in 1887 by Sephardic pioneers. Today it is a very trendy, gentrified area of Tel Aviv, with luxurious villas that contrast with the sandstone architecture of its original ochre houses.

Lively Neve Tzedek is full of cafés, restaurants, bars, and unique shops where you can find everything, including beautiful hand-made leather products. Stroll along Tayelet, the Mediterranean promenade, to get to the new port, full of funky cafés.

As for the historical former railway station, it has been transformed into a shopping and gastronomic centre that is worth visiting. Neve Tzedek was home to members of the Ashkenazi Jewish intelligentsia, like Samuel Joseph Agnon, the first Hebrew-language writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966.