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“Tel Aviv History, pardon the pun, comes alive here.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Cemetery

The Old Cemetery
Trumpeldor Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Ranked #91 of 240 things to do in Tel Aviv
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Owner description: It's also known as the old Trumpeldor cemetery.
Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Tel Aviv History, pardon the pun, comes alive here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

As somebody said,, all the "streets" of Tel Aviv can be found here, and other famous residents, too.

But the most moving part are the graves of all the unknown soldiers who died in local battles in the War of Indpendence. Young boys and girls who went into the army, literally, right off of the ship. There was no system of dog tags and IDs then, everything moved way to fast. Far too many such graves. :(

Visited May 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“no need to be visiting once in lifetime...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

you never get a free yard for yourself there - as the list was closed long time ago.
if you ever go to travel there- insist to have a guide with a knoledge of at least 100 stories of the inhabiters and their family's.
if you got one - take a video cam. with you.

one can have his 1st degree in history just of this small cemetary !

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New York City, New York
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“A well preserved piece of recent history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Best to take the guided tour - and get the one that spells out all the juicy stuff of early tel aviv days: the romance, the drama, the artists' cafe's and the stories of Alexander Penn

Visited December 2011
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Tel Aviv
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“All the Streets of Tel Aviv are Buried There”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The cemetery on Trumpeldor Street contains many of the founding father and mothers of the city. It is small but filled with stories. Admittedly I'm prejudiced because I do have a few relatives there.

Visited July 2012
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Go Back In Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

What an interesting place to visit. But I must add that what made this meaningful to me was that we went with a wonderful guide whose knowledge about the place and the people buried there was invaluable. She had stories to go with the information and after all was said and done it gave us great insight into the many well know people buried there--politicians, artists, early zionists who formed the history of Tel Aviv and of Israel. The cemetary itself is visually really something to see. Again, to make this meaningful and to get the most out of the experience, go with a guide.

Visited March 2012
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