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Jaffa Old City, Jaffa

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Best phrase Guide:-"However, attempted Jewish rebels cut the sea communications of the Romans during the Jewish war, resulted in Jaffa was destroyed."
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  • A restful walkabout away from Tel Aviv's bustle, Jaffa mixes Arab citizens of Israel and Jewish-Israeli artisans. Quite a few places offer the hummus-kebab-shwarma triad, and there are more upscale se...  read more »
  • It is our favorite spot in Tel Aviv - You have the markets , the old port and the marine and a very big choice of interesting restaurants 
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