I biked my way around Tel Aviv almost every single day. Thanks to Tel-O-Fun (the citywide bike rental system), it’s cheap and accessible to anyone. But the bike tour took us to important historical and cultural sites I would never have otherwise known or noticed navigating on my own. Our local guide Amit Musaei gave us impactful and dramatic doses of history with every landmark that we passed…
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 30€ / 33$
Written on the Holocaust and Revival Monument by sculptor Yigal Tumarkin:
When I began designing this monument, which for the Jewish people contains two themes that are so powerful, so polarized, and so intertwined, and had to articulate them in a visual-plastic, and not literary form, I wanted to convey deep physical distress that is liberated and bursts with joy. I thought about a cage – a prison that is unlocked and broken out of: an inverted pyramid and, whoever enters it, is trapped in its narrow and oppressive base. The prison bars gradually open up towards a higher place, and the prisoner discovers the blue skies, the sun and the light above him.
Would I recommend the Tel Aviv Bike Tour?
If you enjoy a day out learning about history in a casual and friendly atmosphere, then by all means. You get the bicycle all to yourself for the rest of the day as well, until 9pm, which is a steal! 🙂
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