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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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  • This is a lovely and historic place for half a day tour. The city oozes atmosphere and offers great restaurants. however, due to occasional unrest of the locals, I'd advise to prefer a hotel in Tel... 
    This is a lovely and historic place for half a day tour. The city oozes atmosphere and offers great restaurants. however, due to occasional unrest of the locals, I'd advise to prefer a hotel in Tel...  more »
  • my second time here and its really unique. the horoscope streets are amazing. and good to take on the go a cruise ship 
    my second time here and its really unique. the horoscope streets are amazing. and good to take on the go a cruise ship  more »

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