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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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  • Jaffa Old City is a good place to wander around a little bit and then enjoy lunch after a leisurely stroll the breaches. There is on old Jaffa mosque here although we did not go inside it. 
    Jaffa Old City is a good place to wander around a little bit and then enjoy lunch after a leisurely stroll the breaches. There is on old Jaffa mosque here although we did not go inside it.  more »
  • Lovely. The clock tower, the port, the streets, the food. We had a very nice time there. I went 2 times during my two weeks stay in Israel 
    Lovely. The clock tower, the port, the streets, the food. We had a very nice time there. I went 2 times during my two weeks stay in Israel  more »
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  • A lot of places to see and explore. Narrow streets, pieces of art, port and architectural design. All with rich history. Nice area for walking. Very busy at the weekends. Many restaurants and shops nearby.
  • Great area of old Tel Aviv to walk around. Plenty of things to buy and see. Also many places to sit down and enjoy the beautiful views of the beach and partake in a delicious meal. One can spend a whole day walking around here. 2016.

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