Welcome to Rehovot the “City of Science and Culture” and also proud to call my hometown. It is located in the Central district of Israel about 20 km south of Tel Aviv. Its population is close to 150,000.
It is a lively and friendly city with a lot to see and do, with many stores, restaurants and cafes. The Offer Shopping Center is one of the largest and most important in the country.
Ayalon Institute Museum
During the times of the British Mandate it was a secret underground bullet factory. Now a museum, you can discover the secret entrance to the underground factory under a washing machine. You get into the factory through an alternate entrance of the museum and go 25 feet below the ground by a spiral ladder.
Check the main room where the bullets were made and actually hear how loud the machines were when the guide turns them on.
To hide what the Jews were doing from the British, the factory was concealed underneath a “training institute” intended to prepare immigrants for kibbutz life, but, 40,000 bullets a day were produced between 1945 and 1948 during the Creation of Israel.
Tours are available in many languages.
For reservations call 08-940-6552
Weizmann Institute of Science
It is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary basic research institutions in the natural and exact sciences.
Located just south of Tel Aviv, it was founded in 1934 as the Daniel Sieff Institute. It was later renamed for Dr Chaim Weizmann, the First President of the newly established State of Israel. He was also the founder of the institute.
The Weizmann Institute has a long history of investigation and discovery rooted in a mission of advancing science for the benefit of humanity.
The Clore Garden of Science
Located at the Weizmann Institute you may experience and explore science hands-on with activities. The best part is that the activities at this museum are set outside the walls making it really engaging for the kids and adults alike.
An elevated walkway connects the exhibits and is truly a budding scientist's delight. It is an outdoor museum aimed at the kids but just as enjoyable for their parents.
It was designed as the private house for the President and built by Architect Erich Mendelsohn in 1936. It still stands as an architectural gem of Israel. Today, the Weizmann House organizes official tours for visitors and has a wide range of activities for the kids in English, Hebrew and Arabic.
Levinson Visitors Center
This is the gateway to a visit to the Weizmann Institute of Science with technologically advanced exhibits and multimedia presentations about the amazing world of scientists. Here you may learn about the secrets of nature and experience how the scientists interpret and analyze the codes of the universe. This place is not to be missed by science enthusiasts.
The Faculty of Agriculture
Based in Rehovot as a branch of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the International School of Agricultural Sciences on the name of Robert H. Smith is Israel's standard bearer in agriculture; it is ranked among the top 30 agricultural schools worldwide. Known for its academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, for exceptional basic and applied research, and for educating international students through the Division of External Studies and now the International School.
Since the inception of the Faculty of Agriculture in 1942, even before the State of Israel was founded, the Faculty has generated advances vital to Israel's wellbeing, economic strength and agricultural productivity. These innovations have become increasingly crucial to our global community as well.
Located in Karmei Yosef, nearby, you may fancy a tasting of some of the finest wine grapes and sipping the world-renowned Bravdo wines.
The Visitor Center at the Bravdo winery is open every Friday between 11:00 and 14:00 hours. This winery was conceived by Professor Oded Shoseyov and Professor Ben Ami Bravdo, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
uClimb is the perfect destination for the adventure seekers in Israel. You can explore indoor boulder climbing with professional guides where there are about 200 routes of all levels.
They also offer routes for kids and exclusive ones for kids with special needs. The professional guides offer warm service and the hospitality makes you feel comfortable while climbing.
This is one of the world's elite shopping destinations to buy a wide range of cigar and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It is designed to be humid and has cigars of all flavors and prices. The furniture is cozy and comfortable for a relaxing puff. If you want to socialize with friends over a drink or smoke, this is the best place for you.
Offer Rehovot Mall
This is the largest mall in Rehovot with many outlets, cafes, restaurants, fitness club and movie theaters on a 2-storey building. It features an array of most of the prominent international brands and chains finding their place here.
Rehov Yaakov was the first street in Rehovot
History of Rehovot
It was founded in 1890 by Polish immigrants, that came with the First Aliyah, on land purchased from a Christian Arab by the Menuha Venahala society, an organization in Warsaw that raised funds for Jewish settlement in Eretz Israel.
At the time, all of Palestine was part of the Ottoman Empire and the area that became Rehovot, like much of the land in Palestine then, had been settled by Arabs tending animals and living essentially as squatters.
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