Israel’s Design Hot Spots: Nahalat Binyamin

Nahalat-binyamin2For two days every week the length of Nahalat Binyamin Street in Israel transforms from a typical passageway into a artists and designer fair like no other.
The street becomes filled with arts and craft vendors and pedestrians strolling from table to table negotiating prices on accessories and buying keepsakes. Both sides of the street are lined with cafés and restaurants where shoppers can rest their legs and grab a bite to eat before hitting the stands again.

All of the vendors at the Nahalat Binyamin market sell their own handmade crafts which gives each shopper the opportunity to chat with the artists themselves and ensures that anything purchased there will be one of a kind. The artists sell everything from jewelry and accessories to toys and home décor designs, all of which make great gift items. The Tel Aviv municipality tightly controls the amount of vendors that it allows to sell there, so the competition is steep and prices are reasonable.
This open-air bazaar is located in Tel Aviv’s historical Yemenite Quarter and runs parallel to the Carmel market, another popular street market that is known for its amazing produce stands. The intricate 1920’s Tel Aviv architecture that lines Nahalat Binyamin Street only adds to the creative and festive atmosphere that is created by the market every Tuesday and Friday. The Nahalat Binyamin market is a true gathering of Tel Aviv’s most talented artists and designers and gives every visitor the chance to see the inspirational side of Israel.

Visit the official Nahalat Binyamin website for more details (Hebrew)

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