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Jaffa Old City, Jaffa

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Walk through the ancient stone arches and alleyways of Jaffa Old City for a taste of hybrid Jewish and Arab culture. The city, inhabited as early as 7,500 BCE, served as an ancient port town. Because of its strategic position--you can see views of nearby Tel Aviv from the harbor--the settlement changed hands dozens of times over the centuries. Ancient Egyptians, Philistines, Israelites, Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines all laid claim to the area at some point, followed by the Ottoman and British Empires, whose architectural legacy remains visible throughout the city. At night, stalls in the town's open markets turn into restaurants that spill out onto the sidewalks and alleys. To visit Jaffa Old City on your trip to Tel Aviv, use our Tel Aviv itinerary planner.
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  • Very nice old port town, partially car-free. In the center you walk on old stones. Anywhere nice views towards the sea. Restaurants, boutiques and others can be found everywhere. In the middle of the old town is a tourist office. There is also a park, where you have a nice view of the modern Tel Aviv
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  • לטייל ביפו החל מכיבוש נפוליאון, לעבור לתקופת השלטון הטורקי, ומשם לתקופת השלטון המצרי,ללמוד על היווצרות הקהילה היהודית, לטייל רגלית או על יאכטה בנמל יפו, המסגדים והכנסיות שבה מרגישים כמו בחו"ל , יפו בת...  more »
  • Nice area to visit, especially the flee market and stop by the soap shop Zielinski and Rosenn they do very good soaps! The one of cucumber flavor is amazing!  more »