A former social hub left by the way-side as the city went through rapid expansion, Bialik Street is widely regarded as an urban museum, valued for the noteworthy structures and historical moments it contains. The street had at one point simultaneously inhabited the city council, the home of Israel’s poet laureate, and the nation’s leading painter. Currently, protected both United Nations and Israeli government mandates, Rechov Bialik serves as a display of Bauhaus and the Eclectic architectural styles that have become iconic traits of the white city.
Stretching from Allenby Street to the Bialik Fountain, designed by famed artist Nachum Gutman, the picturesque lane served as venue for concerts, protests, street parties and rallies. With the old City Council building renovated and reopened as a city museum, events have once again become a ubiquitous aspect of the Bialik Fountain. When there isn’t a concert or dance party to draw in locals by the scores, the street provides the opportunity for a charming stroll away from the chaos of Allenby and nearby Ben Yehuda Street.