HaTachana, Tel Aviv's Railway Station
A historic rail station converted into a retail/entertainment complex.
History meets modernity
Built in 1892, the Ottoman-era HaTachana train station has its historic side, recounting the arrival thousands of Jewish immigrants before and after the proclamation of the state of Israel. But now, after falling derelict for years, it has become one of Tel Aviv's coolest destinations, a collection of shops, cafés, and restaurants that's something of a hotspot, and where you can find some of the most upscale brands in town. In the 21st century, history and shopping go hand in hand.