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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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  • Beautiful city on the Mediterranean. Great restaruants and speciality shops and galleries. Meandering old city street with great photo ops. 
    Beautiful city on the Mediterranean. Great restaruants and speciality shops and galleries. Meandering old city street with great photo ops.  more »
  • There didn't really seem much there in terms of things to see, it is different to the rest of Tel Aviv as the streets are narrower and windy. 
    There didn't really seem much there in terms of things to see, it is different to the rest of Tel Aviv as the streets are narrower and windy.  more »

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