Old Jaffa Port




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Old Jaffa Port The history-rich Old Jaffa Port is home to galleries, stores and restaurants. rating : 4.5 4.5 0 out of 5 / 45 votes

A popular tourist location, the Old jaffa Port was once the place where Jewish immigrants passed through when resettling the land before the establishment of the State. Today, the port is a delightful, buzzing location that is home to artist studios, boutiques, art galleries, Judaica stores and restaurants, which all line the narrow alley-ways of the Old Jaffa Port which are quirkily named after Zodiac signs. Local fishermen continue the centuries-old tradition as they frequent the Old Jaffa Port to this day.
Archaeological evidence proves that Jaffa has served as a port city for a few thousand years. In fact, it is believed by historians that Jaffa port, located south of Tel aviv, is the only port in the entire world that has been inhabited in an uninterrupted fashion from the moment it existed. The Bible relates that Lebanese cedars were brought into the Holy Land via Jaffa in the time of King Solomon for the purpose of building the first Temple. Additionally, when Jonah famously fled from before G-d, he did so from none other than the Jaffa port.
The Old Jaffa Port is home to a marina and visitors can set sail in the footsteps of many hundreds before them. There are daily trips to view the stunning Tel Aviv-Jaffa horizon from the sea. Additionally, one can climb from the port to the top of the Old Jaffa Hill where one can find the Franciscan Church of St. Peter, where it is claimed that Napoleon stayed after the city was captured.


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The only place Israel to watch the sun setting... reviewed March 26, 2013

Stunning sunsets!!
Jaffa= heavenly reviewed March 16, 2013

one of the most beautiful places in all of Israel- and I'm not biased!!...well maybe a little
הטיול האולטימטיבי עם הילדים reviewed December 28, 2012

מותר בעברית ? ראשית , אחלה אתר עמוס במידע והכלי האוטומטי לתכנון טיול ממש מגניב . נעבור לנמל יפו הישן , אחלה טיול של בוקר של שבת ומאוד מומלץ לבוא בבוקר כדי למצוא חנייה בקלות ומשם מתחילים בטיול עם הילדים לאורך הטיילת החדשה המדהימה . בהמשך יש את שוק הנמל , מגניב וממש מזכיר את השווקים הסגורים באירופה . הילדים נהנים מגלידה משובחת עם נופים מדליקים של סירות דייגים . ב 12 בצהריים הקטנה שלי לא מפסיקה לקטר שהיא רעבה ומשם אנחנו ממשיכים למסעדת הזקן והים ( שברחוב קדם ) החדשה שבנמל לטעמי לא טובה כמו ההיא . בקיצור מאוד ממליץ .

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