The city Herzliya is
located in the central of Israel, on the Israeli coastal plain
of the Mediterranean Sea and uses as one of the major cultural
and tourism centers of Israel. In Herzliya you can find
archeological sites from the past alongside developed and
advanced sites, which means that the new is beside the old.
In Herzliya you can find for example the following sites:
Apollonia is an ancient site and located on a rocky cliff
overlooking the north beach of Herzliya. Apollonia in the
Persian period was the initial settlement of the
The name of Apollonia was "Aarshup" as the name of the
Phoenician Reshef. Apollonia during the Byzantine period were
abundant life. There were shopping centers, industrial center of
the region of Sharon. Later it was captured by the Crusaders and
then by the Muslims led by the Mamluk Sultan 'Eviibiers".
Apollonia was destroyed by him to the ground and since then was
left the place as a ruin.
The site is open to visitors and uses as central historical
archeological site in the Sharon region.
Tel: 09-9550929 09-9550929.
Telephone information service of the National Parks Authority by
Opening hours: April - September: 08:00 to 17:00 October -
March: 08:00 to 16:00.
Sidney Ali Mosque:
The Mosque rises above the cliff overlooking the Apollonia
Beach. The mosque is the tomb and used for the Muslims as a
prayer site since the 11th century. In the yard of the Mosque
was buried the saintly Sultan Ibn Ali that considered one of the
descendants of Muhammad's family.
According to tradition Ibn Ali did not want a roof over his
grave, and has said that each roof that would build would
It should determine the hours of prayer in order not to disturb.
Herzliya Park is a large green space which located in the
central of Herzliya on the area that connects the East and West
of Herzliya (near the Ayalon Highway). It covers 120
including lawns, grill area, a natural amphitheater, lake,
natural winter pond and designed games for toddlers and also
play facilities for children.
The Park was placed on the preservation of existing natural
values in the region, along with entertainment and encourages
popular sports: pedestrian walkways, bicycle path in length of
1200 m that connects to the existing bike and run paths.
The park is located between the streets: Joseph Nevo in the
east, Boulevard Ben - Zion Michaeli in south, Boulevard Ayalon-North
in the West.
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art:
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art presents contemporary art
from Israeli artists and international artists, with an emphasis
on plastic arts. The museum is characterized by a dynamic
conception of culture and art world today and gives a
contemporary expression of a variety of painting, sculpture,
video, photography and architecture.
Every Saturday at 12:00 there is a guided tour of museum
4 H'abanim Street, Herzliya,
Tel: 09-9551011 09-9551011 Fax: 09-9500043
Visiting hours: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday - 16:00 to 20:00,
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 14:00
foundation Herzliya Museum:
This museum is called also "Bet Rishonim" and presents the early
days of Herzliya as a city. Around the museum there is a large
garden, fruit trees and flowers. The museum is devoted entirely
to the story of establishing of Herzliya from its earliest days
and illustrates this by computerized means of light and sound.
In the porch of the museum there is a sculpture of Dr. Theodor
Herzl that reconstructed from the famous photograph of Herzl on
the hotel's balcony in Basel.
8 H'nadive street, Herzliya, Tel: 09-9504270 09-9504270
Visiting hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 08:30 to
12:30, Monday 16:30 to 18:30
In the Artists Residence you can find a gallery of exhibitions
from different artists that takes place each month. There are
also culture events that combine interdisciplinary meeting of
arts: plastic arts, music and literature.
7 Yodfat street, Tel: 09-9510601 09-9510601