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Old Jaffa

Yefet Street | South Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Ranked #8 of 120 Attractions in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Delray Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Have to go to Abulaffia for zatar & olive oil pitas, etc. Old Jaffa and the Seaport offer beautiful scenes of the Med and Tel Aviv with great little restaurants and shops.

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manchester uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Don't go if you have trouble walking as very cobble and high. Beautiful views and interesting archeology . Interesting art shops but they close around 5

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I've been to flea markets all over the world. This was really disappointing. I love rummaging through old things to find a little jewel and unfortunately, most of the shops here sell furniture or lamps, things that can't fit into a suitcase. Also, the shopkeepers couldn't care less that you're there. Most were rude, if not hostile, and didn't bargain... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I always return to Yaffo when in Israel. This is a beautiful and inspiring place to be. Art, churches, antiques, restaurants, the port... also the flea market , close to the Watch Square for some cheap souvenirs.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Stroll at the alleys and go back thousands of years. Imagine the biblical King Solomon that used the port to gather material to build the temple, imagine the long road between the coast to Jerusalem, great atmosphere & architecture, thanks to 4,000 years being around.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We did a free walking tour and then hung out at the flea market and had lunch...loved the area...it has a lot to offer...

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Old Jaffa is one of Tel Avivs most historical neighborhoods. You can eat at very good restaurants here and take a nice evening stroll through the village.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I loved the feel of Old Jaffa. Narrow lanes, staircases covered in bougainvillea, cobbled streets with artiste shops and studios. Every corner makes for a potential great photograph. Let the kids run around the gardens, if you are just two of you, its atmosphere calls for romance. Grab a gourmet meal, or eat some cheap falafel and pita bread with... More

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The old city of Jaffa is a place really near to Tel Aviv Center and it is a must go to any one visiting Tel Aviv. It is on the sea coast and it is well maintained. Its streets have 4000 to 5000 years old. During the night, its illumination make the view really splendid.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wonderful superposition of old old, old, new and newer - multitude of flavors, languages, cultures and charm.

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