Upcoming


Tel Aviv under the Grid: The Underbelly of the Beast

Are you ready to dig deep and discover the city’s underbelly and fill your own belly?

Tel Aviv Central Bus Station

Tel Aviv’s “new” central bus station, is the second largest bus station in the world. The megalomaniac dream of its designers, soon became a nightmare for the shop owners and the surrounding neighborhood, as crime and poverty came in.

Out of the 7 floors of the structure, now 2 are completely abandoned, and over 45% of it is unused.
This mammoth of a structure is featuring 2 synagogues, 2 churches, a atomic shelter that can protect over 16,000 people, a generator room that can power all of Tel Aviv, a shaft housing thousands of bats, and many many other surprises. 

In this grim setting, life is yet finding a way to flourish with many unique small businesses serving the different immigrant communities, art projects and urban gardens.

Neve Sha’anan

In the 1920s, the overcrowding in Jaffa and the newly established Tel Aviv was overwhelming. As a result, a few families decided to push eastward and establish a new neighborhood which would be used as an agricultural outpost to compete with the German Templar colony of Sarona in supplying the city with local produce.

Today, this area is famous for its multiethnic communities of foreign workers and refugees who have brought some of their local traditions and culture from afar.

The grand tour

  • Central Bus Station
  • Neve Sha’anan
  • Food Tasting with local vendors (Sudanese, Filipino)

The tour will include a visit to the underbelly of the central bus station complete with the atomic shelter as well as the upper levels and the local movements taking place in this structure. After, we will tour Neve Shaanan while sampling some delicious Sudanese food and become familiar with a local niche for Shisha, Tea and Football!

All food is included in the price (you will leave stuffed!)

MEETING POINT

All participants are responsible for their own health and safety

Full refunds will be issued up to 48 hours prior to the event

Space is limited

Included in the price is tea and two food stands

Participants must show up on time to begin the tour at 17:30

TRIP DETAILS

Jan 21

MEETING TIME:17:30

COMPLETION TIME: 21:00

TYPE OF TRIP:Upcoming

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

COST: 115 NIS
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Make sure you are at the given location on Levinsky St. by 17:30 for the beginning of the tour. If you cannot find the location please contact Finjan – 0526733716.

The meeting point is on Levinsky St. just before the main entrance to the station at the bus stop on Levinsky St.

Comfortable shoes for walking are required.