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.
Categories : Things to do & Attractions
Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year.
For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.