Dizengoff Center and Dizengoff Street
Dizengoff Street is the place to be. It even gave rise to its own word, l’hizdangeff - to hang out on Dizengoff. At one end, you can catch a show at HaBima, Israel's national theater, or hear a concert at the nearby Frederic Mann Auditorium, home to the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.
The southern area of Dizengoff boasts most of Tel Aviv’s rich collection of Bauhaus buildings, which earned it the nickname, White City. Book a tour of Tel Aviv’s architectural sights at the Bauhaus Center, at 77 Dizengoff.
At the other end of Dizengoff Street lies the Tel Aviv port, a trendy collection of restaurants, cafes, and exhibition spaces. In between, there are stores, bars, art galleries, and eateries – and the Kabbalah Center frequented by Madonna.
The biggest activity on Dizengoff Street is shopping. You’ll find designer boutiques, concept stores, international brands, and creative, quirky shops all mixed together on Dizengoff Street. In the middle is Dizengoff Center, the massive mall that includes 2 gyms, an indoor swimming pool, a movie theater, and, of course, lots of shops. On Thursdays and Fridays, the lower level hosts a designers’ fair with clothing and jewelry from dozens of designers.
Don’t miss: The iconic, colorful Fire and Water fountain in Dizengoff Square. Designed by Yaacov Agam, the fountain has five colorful, rotating rings and a flame rising from the top of the fountain.
How much does Dizengoff cost?
You’ll find stores across a whole range of price points at Dizengoff, from fancy, pricey designer stores to low-cost shops selling souvenirs and one-of-a-kind boutiques. The eateries also cater to every wallet, from cheap and cheerful food stalls to upscale bistros.
It’s up to you how much you spend on Dizengoff – but be warned, the array of goods might tempt you to buy more than you’d intended.
What is there to eat on Dizengoff?
You’ll be spoiled for choice by Dizengoff’s many bars, cafes, restaurants, and food stalls. Dizengoff Street is famous for its street food, and especially for its bars, as well as the non-alcoholic Tamara fresh juice bar and the enormous Le Palais des Thés. Neighboring King George street is known for its more formal restaurants.
As if that’s not enough, there’s a food fair at Dizengoff Center every Thursday and Friday, where you can taste international foods from dim sum to Dutch pancakes, and much more.
Why visit Dizengoff
You haven’t truly experienced Tel Aviv without a visit to Dizengoff. Whether you're going for a drin or a mealk, to shop or soak up the culture, or just to hang out with friends, Dizengoff delivers the iconic Tel Aviv atmosphere.