A Different Way to Experience Israel
A Guide for the Well (and Not-So-Well) Traveled
Whether you have been to Israel many times or are planning your first trip, consider adding culture to your travel itinerary. Culture is a stimulating way to experience Israel either as an addition to the traditional sites or as the sole focus of your trip.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is without a doubt Israel’s premier cultural ambassador, a sentiment we are sure that you share as a friend of the IPO. However, Israel offers many cultural opportunities in a variety of disciplines that will keep you wanting more: architecture, fine arts, music, theatre, opera and dance. Israel has it all and probably in any sector of the country which is in your travel plans.
After you enjoy a concert of the IPO, some hidden gems include the Umberto Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art in Jerusalem, which focuses on objects pertaining to Jewish life in Italy from the Renaissance through today. If you are a dance maven, take in a performance at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv. Founded in 1989, the Suzanne Dellal Centre strives to cultivate, support and promote contemporary dance in Israel. A recent addition to the architectural landscape in Jerusalem is the Bridge of Strings, designed by the acclaimed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Also known as the Chords Bridge, it is primarily used for pedestrian traffic and Jerusalem’s light rail.