Tourist tip # 18 / Dizengoff antiques and secondhand goods market
Trash or treasure? You can decide for yourself at this bi-weekly market, which attracts hardened bargain hunters as well as curious passersby.
Twice a week, bargain hunters and vintage devotees have the opportunity to hunt for treasure at a flea market that pops up in smack in the heart of Tel Aviv.
This antiques, crafts and secondhand goods market is located just off the iconic Dizengoff Square, and although it’s only a stone’s throw away from the Dizengoff shopping mall, the goods on offer here are of an entirely different kind.
An assortment of around 100 or so stalls touts an eclectic selection of merchandise, from vintage clothing and antique jewelry to old paintings and black-and-white postcards. You can also find items like retro home furnishings, musty old books, quirky magnets and unique crockery.
As to be expected, not all of the objects are particularly stylish or desirable, but it’s nonetheless intriguing to take a journey though the past and present of the city and its residents, and maybe even expand your historical knowledge of the country in the process. The pleasant atmosphere and ample shade make it a pleasurable spot for a leisurely stroll.
As you’re already in the area, you might want to take a peek at the square’s famous “Fire and Water” fountain, designed in 1986 by renowned Israeli artist Yaacov Agam. The fountain has finally been restored following years of protracted legal wrangling, and you can now see Agam’s signature style of bright colors and kinetic art the way the artist originally intended.
The market is held on Tuesdays between 12:00 and 22:00, and Fridays from 07:00 to 16:00.