Traveling around the world I love finding myself in a part of a town, where it feels like you are in a completely different city. I suddenly found myself in Amsterdam while wandering Christianshavn canal in Copenhagen or it felt like I was in Tokyo while strolling in Sao Paolo’s Liberdade’s neighborhood. I think you’ve got the point.
Some parts of Tel Aviv remind me of faraway places as well. American-German colony is one of them, I find this place extraordinary because it is a truly hidden gem of Tel Aviv and the architectural style is nothing like Tel Aviv or Israel in general.
You can find some historical buildings here:
Immanuel Church – a protestant church built here in 1904 which still operates as a church, as far as I know it is the only church in Tel Aviv.
Beit Immanuel – built in 1873, a former school and community hall, today operating as a Messianic Judaism Center.
Jerusalem Hotel – the first ever luxury hotel outside of old Jaffa operated between 1870-1940 and currently being reconstructed.
Maine Friendship House – a small wooden house built in 1866 by a Christian zionist from Maine, today the house is a museum for the history of the American Colony and art studio.