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Bauhaus building in Tel Aviv Photo: AP
Bauhaus building in Tel Aviv Photo: AP

Tel Aviv among 10 best cities for architecture lovers

Leading travel magazine ranks White City as one of top 10 recommended architecture destinations

Published: 07.22.12, 14:44 / Israel Travel

A leading travel magazine has ranked Tel Aviv as one of the world's 10 best cities for architecture lovers.


"Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tel Aviv's “White City” contains 4,000 International Style buildings, many of which were built in the 1930s and 1940s," CondeNast's website noted.


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"To accommodate the influx of Jewish immigrants fleeing Europe, German Bauhaus-trained architects integrated the modern style's affordable and functional building techniques with curved lines and a color well-suited for the Mediterranean climate to create a habitable city by the sea."


Tel Aviv has also made it to the Australian vacation rentals Airnb website's top 10 travel destinations for 2012. It was ranked below London and above Sidney and Barcelona.


These recent achievements join a long line of titles Tel Aviv has won in various international magazines over the past few months. Last month, Yahoo! Travel ranked the city's Gordon-Frishman beach in its top 10 best urban beaches in the world.


Earlier, Tel Aviv was ranked fifth in Mastercard's 10 most toured cities in the Middle East and Africa. In January, it was voted the world's best gay tourist destination earning 43% of the votes.


Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said in response to the latest honor, "The founders of Tel Aviv entrusted us with a large treasure of 4,000 Bauhaus and international style buildings. Thanks to them we were able to apply for and be recognized as a world heritage site. This move entailed great effort and the conservation process is ongoing."



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