Rothschild Boulevard (known in Hebrew as Sderot Rotshild) is one of the main streets in Tel aviv. It begins at the southwesterly neighborhood of Neve tzedek and runs all the way to the Habima Theatre in the centre of Tel Aviv. It is an extremely busy and pricey street and a huge tourist attraction, both due to historical significance and architecturally fascinating buildings.
The original name of Rothschild Boulevard was Rehov HaAm (translates to mean "Street of the people") and was changed at the request of the residents, to honor Baron Edmond James de Rothschild.
Places of interest on Rothschild Boulevard:
• There is a house on the street corner where the street meets Herzl Street that was built at the turn of the nineteenth century by one of Tel Aviv's founding families, the Eliavson family. The building was restored in recent years by the French Institute.
• Independence Hall, the famous location of the signing of Israel's Declaration of Independence is situated on Rothschild Boulevard.
• Several buildings on the street are built in the Bauhaus style, the style that caused Tel Aviv to be recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. There is a free tour of the Bauhaus buildings in Tel Aviv that leaves every Saturday at 11 a.m. from 46 Rothschild Boulevard (corner Shadal St.)
• At the intersection with Allenby Street, the 1925 Lederberg house can be found that features ceramic murals designed by a graduate of the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Ze'ev Raban.
Be sure to make your way over to Tel Aviv's most beautiful boulevard, Rothschild when in Tel Aviv for a coffee in one of the many coffee shops that live the street, a quick snack in one of the many snack shops or just to enjoy a pleasant stroll along this historic street.
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