Nachalat Binyamin Market (arts and crafts fair) guide will tell you everything you need to know. And then we will go through the market. Let’s begin!
On One Foot
Nachalat Binyamin Market has several names. It is also called the Nachalat Binyamin art fair, and the arts and crafts fair. And it is the most significant art fair in Israel.
Nachalat Binyamin Market resides on the street under the same name in Tel Aviv. A part of Nachalat Binyamin Street, the one closer to Carmel Market, is a pedestrian zone. And this is where the market takes place.
Map of the area:
If you are walking to the Nachalat Binyamin Market then you can set the navigation app to Nahalat Binyamin Street 25, or Nahalat Binyamin Street 1, Tel Aviv.
In case you are using public transport, then a variety of buses reaches this area. Here is already a preset link to Carmel Market on Moovit. And Nachalat Binyamin is nearby. Just enter your starting point, and you will get the updated directions.
And if you are driving then you will need to find parking.
There are several paid parking lots in the area. The closest ones are located on Gruzenberg Street 16 and Mohaliver Street 18. Moreover, check the parking suggestions that I mentioned at Carmel Market.
The fair is open twice a week. And here are the opening hours according to the official site:
Tuesday: 10:00 – 17:00.
Friday: 10:00 – 16:30.
Note: the market takes place in an open area. Thus, even if there was light rain in the morning, many artists will not come.
The Art Fair
Nachalat Binyamin Art Fair is the biggest and oldest in Israel, and one of the most beautiful and esteemed in the world.
The art fair was established in 1988 and is open every Tuesday and Friday, as well as on holidays and “Chol HaMoed” days.
The art fair spans across more than half a kilometer, through the promenade of Nachalat Binyamin and branching to the streets of Rambam and HaShomer.
The Art Fair’s unique location in the heart of the hustling and bustling midtown Tel-Aviv and the special urban surroundings, which includes several unique historic buildings and dozens of graffiti and street art, is a great attraction for a fun day in Tel-Aviv.
The art fair is run and managed by Tel-Aviv-Yafo Municipality and is well organized and secured.
All the artists participating in the art fair undergo an admissions committee and are acting according to a permit issued by Tel-Aviv-Yafo Municipality.
The Art Fair is dedicated to arts and crafts. There are more than 230 stalls that showcase art and handmade products in the fields of Painting, Sculpting, Ceramics, Jewelry, Textile, Woodwork, Glass, Paper, Plastic, Stone, Judaica, Toys, Games, Dolls, Recycling and much more…
You can visit the stalls and meet the artists themselves selling their handmade creations.
Source: official site
Artists at Nachalat Binyamin
Nachalat Binyamin Market consists of many stalls, where each artist sells his or her creations.
You can find a variety of handmade products. Here are several examples.
Though it is a touristic place, some artists may have objections to photography. I can understand their worries about somebody copying their work, but that is not the way. If somebody wants to copy, they will find a way to reproduce.
Various cute creatures:
The fair is an extraordinary experience. It is full of exceptional and unique handmade creations and designs. But keep an eye on the historical buildings in the background. Here is one of them.
Besides the art fair, you can find many coffee shops on Nachalat Binyamin street. Thus you can combine a visit to the market with a brunch for example.
On Nachalat Binyamin and nearby streets, you can find graffiti. And if you love street art, then check out Graffiti At Florentin.
Mainly on holidays, but sometimes on Fridays as well there are street performances and live music. For example, on our visit to this market during Sukkot vacation, we saw a circus performance, a music show, and several live statues.
We visited the Nachalat Binyamin market about a dozen times. And our typical visit was up to one and a half hours. Thus, you can combine the artists fair with other POI. And this leads us to the next section.
Here are several nearby attractions that you can reach by foot:
- The beach
- Carmel Market
- Neve Tzedek Neighborhood and HaTachana Compound
- Tel Aviv Street Art Guide – Graffiti At Florentin
- Old Jaffa
- The American – German Colony
- The Heart of Tel Aviv
- Bialik Street
- Levinsky Market
If you never visited Nachalat Binyamin and love such events, then I would recommend visiting it. Moreover, you can find there nice and unique souvenirs.
Have you ever been to the Nachalat Binyamin Market? Tell us in the comments below.
That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!
Additional ResourcesHere are several resources that I created to help travelers:
- Israel Trip Planner is the page that will help you to create your perfect travel route.
- National Parks And Nature Reserves page lists and put all national parks on the map. There is also a top list, information about ticket types and campsites.
- If you are looking for things to do, here are the pages for Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Sea Of Galilee, and Makhtesh Ramon.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.