A Front Row Seat to the Center of the City
Just past the bustling intersection of Dizengoff and King George Streets, the road dips below the famous Dizengoff Square fountain. Established in 1934, the first fountain was the focal point within a garden in the middle of a rotary, and was one of the most popular landmarks of Tel Aviv’s historic “White City.”
Officially named “Zina Dizengoff Square” as a tribute to the wife of Tel Aviv’s first Mayor, Meir Dizengoff, the area is still home to admiring locals and tourists alike. Renovated, redesigned, and reopened in 1983, the fountain was elevated above street level to accommodate the growing traffic in the area. Yaakov Agam was the designer behind the project and named his new fountain “Fire and Water.”
The Cinema and Center Chic Atlas hotels have one of the best views in all of Tel Aviv of the colorful fountain. A bird’s eye view from the hotels’ rooftops provide guests with a front row seat to the hourly show during the evening hours. Vivid colors spin as water dances from all sides and fire ignites from the top of the structure; all set to music.
Both locals and tourists enjoy the fun show while meandering through the square. Benches along the sides provide a pleasant place to sit and take in the atmosphere. Each Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning, Dizengoff Square plays host to a bargain-market. Filled with accessories, books, and plenty of restaurant options, guests of the Atlas Hotels are sure to enjoy all the open air market has to offer just outside our hotel doors.