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Old Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv

Old Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv (must see)

A key strategic port in the Eastern Mediterranean until recently, the Jaffa Port holds a very special place in the history of Tel Aviv, as it is here that you can find the city's origins. Actively used for over 7,000 years, the Jaffa Port is mentioned in various ancient works, including the Hebrew Bible (as the spot from where Jonah set off) and various works describing Jewish history and the First Jewish Revolt against Rome. It was used by Egyptians, Ethiopians (Andromeda was chained to a rock here), Philistines, the Jewish nation (King Solomon, Jonah, Peter), Babylon, Alexander the Great, the Ottoman/French/British empires, and Modern Israel.

The recently renovated port area comprises restaurants (try the cash-only FISH AND CHIPS for fresh fish, calamari or shrimp fried on the spot; Mon-Sat: 9am–9pm), galleries, decorated warehouses, and a few shops also, but it's mainly the fresh sea breeze that makes the port and promenade very inviting – especially at sunset when everything is painted orange; a marvelous sight for locals and tourists alike.

Tip:
Use the promenades – extending both north and south – for nice walks and for views over the old town walls and shoreline (the better views are probably from the top looking down).

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Old Jaffa Port on Map

Sight Name: Old Jaffa Port
Sight Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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