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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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  • Some Arab quarters of the old city. Look not at that. Walk along the promenade from central Tel Aviv order 5 km. The promenade is not bad, but the old port is absolutely not impressive. Worse than any shabby port town of Turkey and Cyprus. Being here does not leave the thought how can I ditch and not follow the city with 4000 years of history. Walk after sunset with a lady is not comfortable. To visit worse only the central part of Tel Aviv
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  • Who goes to Tel Aviv is definitely recommended go to Jaffa. The old Jaffa also see several sites that have passed biblical episodes.
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  • Lots of nice views from the park in Jaffa, all over Tel Aviv. Lots of different places to visit and crossing cultures, very interessting visit. The food is lovely here in Jaffa.