This Tel Aviv street art tour begins when you meet your local guide and set off to explore Nachalat Binyamin. The neighborhood has a car-free section that includes the main Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian street, as well as a network of lanes and alleyways. The leafy neighborhood is known for its variety of historic houses built around the 1920s-30s including Bauhaus buildings.
The architecture is stunning, with wrought-iron balusters, elegant balconies, and art deco elements. Most of the buildings are painted in pleasant pastel tones. Your guide will fill you in on the history of Nachalat Binyamin, and tell you a bit about the buildings you see. The tour continues through the streets of Nachalat Binyamin, past sidewalk cafes, trendy fashion stores, and restaurants. Your tour guide will show you the neighborhood's unique graffiti street art.
Plastered across walls, that would otherwise be blank, are magnificent creations by Israel’s top street artists. Learn about the artists and their different styles. Your guide will tell you about the role street art plays in Tel Aviv’s urban culture and explain the significance of some of the satirical images. Nachalat Binyamin is unique in encouraging graffiti artists to use the neighborhood’s walls to express themselves.
Through their murals, street artists express their views on society, politics, and human existence. Some will make you laugh while others are thought-provoking. With its high concentration of graffiti, Nachalat Benyamin is the best place to get to know the street art scene in Tel Aviv.