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Jaffa Old City, Tel Aviv

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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. Arrange your visit to Jaffa Old City and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tel Aviv using our Tel Aviv sightseeing planning site.
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  • Great place to walk enjoy the sea view an the old amazing city of jaffa. With lots of restaurants and stores.  more »
  • Visiting Old Jaffa is a great pleasure snd the must for snyone, if it is tge 1st or the 100th trip to Israel  more »
  • So much to view as you journey back through the millenia in this beautiful ancient seaside city with strong Jewish and Christian significance. Home to numerous cultures, Jaffa Port is one of the...  more »

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