Modern apartments and Templar buildings, cheese shops and car repair shops—it all fits in Montefiore.

Modern apartment buildings rise next to old car repair shops and historic Templar buildings in Montefiore. In this neighborhood known for its contrasts, the least likely of neighbors appreciate their shared love of uncrowded, leafy streets. From choreographers to chief executives, locals leisurely sip coffee at sidewalk cafes in the morning and applaud avant-garde theater performances at night.

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Montefiore is bordered by Bitzaron, Yad Eliyahu, HaRakevet, Nahalat Yitzhak, HaKirya, Lev HaIr, and Merkaz HaIr

Ben Gurion International Airport 15 minutes by car
Tel Aviv Port 15 minutes by car
Yarkon Park 10 minutes by car
Rothschild Boulevard 20 minute walk

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

Where the Old Rubs Shoulders with the New

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Modern buildings have sprung up next to historic Templar homes in Montefiore.

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Locals stroll slowly through the shadows of the Azrieli Towers and towering trees.

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Graceful age before modern beauty.

Sarona Market: Open Air, Curated Fare

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The Sarona Market opened in early 2015. Browse the stalls for fresh fish, halva, bread, and cheese.

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This morning's catch and tonight's tipple.

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Everything you need for the perfect urban picnic.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

David Vaaknin

David is an editorial and commercial photographer specializing in environmental portraiture, reportage, landscape, travel and lifestyle photography, currently based in Jerusalem, Israel.