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Old Jaffa

Address: Yefet Street | South Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Ranked #6 of 103 Attractions in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Outdoors

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Ok so you have to use your imagination about Jonah but this is as historical as Tel Aviv gets. Important perspective when you walk the Jaffa road in Jerusalem and then come to the Jaffa Gate in the old city. It ties it all together because the Jews didn't wait 2000 years to pray in Tel Aviv. Quaint withe great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The place exists thousands of years and remembers St.Peter. Also, a wonderful "flying" orange tree! Место с тысячелетней историей, помнит Св. Петра. И, конечно, потрясающее "летающее" апельсиновое деревою

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Zagare, Siauliu Apskritis, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Tel Yafo (Jaffa Hill) rises to a height of 40 meters (130 feet) and it offers a commanding view of the coastline. Hence it had a strategic importance in military history. The accumulation of debris and landfill over the centuries made the hill even higher. Archaeological evidence shows that Jaffa was inhabited some 7,500 years BCE.

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Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The original settlement is over 5000 years old! Wonderful place full of history, nice architecture and great places to eat and drink. If you want to get more out of your visit I can recommend guided tours organized by http://www.newtelavivtours.com/ They really made a great difference to out trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Many small shops, a lot of retaurants, but the renovations are still on the go, so you don't have a full opportunity to explore all possibilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Joppa, now known as Jaffa, is a place in the bible where Peter visited and raised Tabitha from the dead. You can find this story in Acts 9 & 10. Due to that wonderful testimony ad miracle many people came to believe in the Lord. The Jaffa port is one of the oldest ports in the world and has been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Nice old part of the city, some rough and some modern parts. The port is worth a visit as well and the small alleys with a building style so different to Europe. Go down to the port of Old Jaffa and watch the activities or take a seaside stroll and just enjoy the scenery. Beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

some very interesting sites to see, the Jerusalem Gate, the place where Eichman was housed, interesting shops, walkable, good foods,etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Old Jaffa has a lot of character. The old houses are Arabic and the new ones that pop up are new Israelis, modern and beautiful.the lanes are packed with people, but the smells are terrific. Pitas, cakes, shawarma, all mixed up in a happy melange. In the big clock area are shoe shops, that are made there. There are very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Old Jaffa is fun to walk around, particularly in the off-season. There are shady alleys with fun and interesting shops and galleries. The prices are not cheap, by any means, but the products are good. The area is completely safe, and a good destination if you are walking down from the more touristy sections of the "beach zone" in Tel... More 

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