bye bye bauhaus
Built mainly in the first half of the 20th century, it’s no surprise Tel Aviv is home to one of the world’s largest collections of modernist architecture. A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, the 4,000-plus white Bauhaus-inspired buildings that crowd its centre have come to define the city – drawing tourists in their droves. But as enterprising visitors can discover, the history of Tel Aviv goes far beyond clean lines and chalky stone. And with archaeological evidence dating from as early 7500 BCE, Jaffa – the city’s ancient original district – offers a refreshing take on this modern Mediterranean outpost.