It is truly startling to think that a city that is so young, existing for a little over a century, can boast a reason to gain recognition as a UNESCO world heritage site. Yet in bearing the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus style structures, Tel Aviv gained the coveted status as a UNESCO site of preservation in 2003. Besides the additional excuse for a yearly party, the declaration helped push the ‘White City’ into the global spotlight.
Founded in 2000 in order to expand public recognition of this cultural treasure, the Bauhaus Center has become an authority in the field, evolving into a gallery space, publishing house and even a tour provider. The informal yet informative walking tour offered by the Bauhaus Center leaves the storefront every Friday at 10am, providing a thorough explanation of the artistic movement as it was interpreted in Tel Aviv, along with the occasional anecdote and point of insight regarding Tel Aviv life. The centre also offers Bauhaus products, souvenirs and catalogues, which make for jealous loved ones back home.