“The Ultimate Place to Visit”

Travel website Trip Advisor has launched a page for Tel Aviv’s famous Dizengoff Street. “The classic street for a stroll when visiting Tel Aviv.” Read what people wrote about it and maybe add your own review!

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Dizengoff Street is a major street in central Tel Aviv, named after Tel Aviv’s first mayor, Meir Dizengoff.

The street runs from the corner of Ibn Gabirol Street in its southernmost point to the port area of Tel Aviv in its northwestern point. Dizengoff Street is one of the most important streets in Tel Aviv, and has played an essential role in the development of the city.

In the street’s heyday, it was described as the “Champs-Élysées of Tel Aviv”. In Hebrew slang, a new word was coined based on the iconic status of this street: “l’hizdangef”, literally “to Dizengoff oneself, ie., to stroll down Dizengoff.” Since the 1970s, Dizengoff Street has declined. The advent of the shopping mall, Dizengoff Center is cited as a principal reason for the decline, along with changes in the configuration of Dizengoff Square.

An International style building on Dizengoff Street at the corner of Ben Gurion Blvd., in the White City.
The stretch of Dizengoff Street northward to Dizengoff Square was once very upscale but has since declined. North of Dizengoff Square, the street still has better and more upscale shops, filled with designer name stores. The street is still full of coffee shops and clothes stores, in addition to a large number of bridal clothing stores. Towards the southern end of the street is the landmark Dizengoff Square and Dizengoff Center shopping mall.