Located in the area of the city separating Jaffa from Tel Aviv, between the Neve Tzedek district and the Mediterranean Sea, Hatachana (Hebrew for “the Station”) is one of Tel Aviv’s finest centers for fun and entertainment, fashion and culture.
A railway station from which travelers would set off for Jerusalem, and a crossroads for local commerce until it closed down and was left derelict, the site on which Hatachana is situated was hidden from sight for a long time, before undergoing a unique process of comprehensive refurbishment a number of year ago, when.22 of its buildings were renovated and preserved by a team of architects, engineers, and expert contractors that took pains to maintain the historical and architectural value of the compound so that visitors would be left with a sense of its historical authenticity. The building housing the passenger terminal itself, where tickets were sold and from which the trains would depart, is among those that have remained intact, along with that of the Vilner Family, members of the local Templar community, and the family’s building supplies and floor tile factory, some constructed by the British Army, which was based there prior to 1948, and others as well.
Featuring on-site commercial enterprises and one-off initiatives for special activities and events that take place there, Hatachana offers visitors a wide variety of opportunities for shopping, entertainment and fun. It is a unique blend of history, commerce and culture, a cultural compass enabling every visitor to feel comfortable and to find the please he or she likes.
Visitors may enjoy special musical events, art fairs and temporary exhibitions in the on-site gallery. Trend-setting fashion events also take place from time to time, as do children’s and sports activities
The space is shared by many commercial enterprises - fashion and jewelry shops and boutiques, alongside others dealing with home décor, which stock products by Israel’s finest fashion designers.