Bauhaus Center, Tel Aviv

Bauhaus Center, Tel Aviv (must see)

There is a strong reason why tourists in Tel Aviv do not leave without visiting the famed Bauhaus Center. This center is a dynamic mix of museum, exhibition space and a shop that sells Israeli designs inspired by Bauhaus.

The center was established in 2000 by Dr. Micha Gross, Shlomit Gross and Dr. Asher Ben-Shmuel, and was definitely not one of the randomly conceptualized buildings in Tel Aviv. The very idea of constructing it was to get a public recognition of the “White City” as a unique cultural and architectural site.

The Bauhaus Center is noted for its four intrinsic parts, namely the gallery, the library, the shop and the famed walking tours of the White City. The gallery, alongside permanent collections depicting Tel Aviv’s people, culture, architecture, photography and design, hosts a number of guest exhibits as well. The library features rows of old and new books telling all about the exquisite Bauhaus architecture that has inspired the evolution of Tel Aviv. If you are passionate about architecture and wish to purchase books on the unique Bauhaus styles and designs, you can find them at this center.

Otherwise, you can take advantage of the highly informative guided walks which will take you around the city to some of the stately Bauhaus buildings constructed during the 1930s-40s. Shopping at the Bauhaus can be just as enjoyable, particularly if you are keen on jewelry, Judaica, interior design or fashion artifacts.

Why You Should Visit:
A great place for those interested in architecture, Bauhaus in particular.

Fantastic 2-hour walking tour in English starts at 10am every Friday!
After the tour, pop into Cinema Hotel at Dizengoff Square nearby to see its Bauhaus/Art Deco style interior. Highly recommended!

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 10am–7pm; Fri: 10am–2:30pm; Sat: 10am–7:30pm

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Bauhaus Center on Map

Sight Name: Bauhaus Center
Sight Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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