The Duck Tel Aviv

Image by Noa Kind

The Duck – A statue in Masaryk Square

This cute yellow duck was one of the most famous characters in Israel. It was created by the artist Dudu Geva back in the 80s, who used to publish a daily cartoon starring The Duck in a popular newspaper. The simple black-and-white (even though he’s yellow in real life, of course) cartoons described the Israeli atmosphere and reality in a humorist way, and even today it’s remembered as an Israeli icon. There was eve a huge duck statue on the roof of Tel Aviv city hall!

The statue in Masaryk Square was placed in 2009, 4 years after the artist’s death, to honor his work and remember the duck. Underneath it it says: “Always optimistic”. The area around it is just beautiful: covered with grass, with a playground where you can always see children play, people walking their dogs and nice benches to sit on and read a book. Around the square there are a few stores of young Israeli fashion and shoe designers – pretty expensive but you should take a look. There are also nice cafes and bars. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful squares in Tel Aviv. So if you have some time for relaxation between the beach and a tour, stop by at Masaryk Square and say hello to the duck.

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Details about this spot

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Address

Masaryk Square, Tel Aviv

Opening Times

24 hours daily

Price

Free
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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)