Old Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo

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    Not as much as Jerusalem but still....

    by littlebush Written Sep 15, 2011

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    Old Jaffa - the old part of this modern city has a few places to see:
    -the clock tower
    -the wishing bridge
    -the gardens
    -the old harbour
    -the old winding streets
    -abu elafim bakery

    BEACHES-6km of beach heaven in this city and thats one of the main reasons to be here - to party and beach it! there are different beaches, from religious beach to gay beach to drummers beach to banana beach. The water is crystal clear, the skies blue, the heat immense, the people beautiful. youll find it hard to drag yourself off the beach!

    Nightlife-you just have to sample it.

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    Oldest port

    by leffe3 Updated Jul 26, 2011

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    Wander round the old town of Jaffa - the oldest port in the world still in constant use.
    A lovely Arab old town that was renovated in the 1960s, perched on a rocky prominitory above the Mediterranean (see separate tip).

    The port itself, while not so busy as it once was, remains a working port. So no fancy marina here with fancy restaurants. A couple of long-established fish restaurants and a small craft market on Saturdays is what you'll find (sadly the best restaurant closed down).

    It is, however, currently undergoing renovation - time will tell what will happen tot he character of the Old City and POrt of Jaffa.

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  • Old Yafo

    by chaim26 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    An ariel view of the town's narrow streets.
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    Yafo (Jaffa) is much, much older than Tel Aviv. It is even mentioned in the Bible and Greek mythology numerous times. The old, medeival streets, which are named after the Zodiac, of the neighborhood have been restored. The area has become the home and "office" of many artists who own shops in Yafo. There are many old, picturesque mosques and eleven churches that you may visit, especially the Franciscan Monastery of Saint Peter in the town center A little south of this area is the port, which features many cafes and restaurants, in addition to serene views.

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    Jaffa (Yafo)

    by Danalia Updated Mar 29, 2011

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    Top of the Top:
    Nothing like the blue sea and the blue sky to make you sit down and never want to leave.
    The observation from the top discovers , apart of sea, also the hight buildings of Tel Aviv, and old parts of the city.

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    Jaffa (Yafo)

    by Danalia Updated Mar 29, 2011

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    Slowly, slowly, over the years, Yafo has become the center of Israel’s fringe culture. With its unique urban scenery and buildings and its proximity to the center of Tel Aviv, Yafo has become the home for a different kind of culture – more youthful, daring and avant-garde. Yafo's studios and theatres foster an original, contemporary Israeli cultural experience, an environment which supports such diverse ensembles and groups of artists as the Notzar Theater, Klipa, The Arabic – Hebrew Theater, the Gesher Theater, Simta, etc.

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    Jaffa (Yafo)

    by Danalia Updated Mar 29, 2011

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    Old Jaffa in itself is a quaint city, more picturesque than ever, with romantic paths and gardens. All this, together with the Mediterranean's sun-drenched waves and the special lighting effects at night, serve to excite and arouse the senses and the soul.

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    Jaffa (Yafo)

    by Danalia Updated Mar 29, 2011

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    As one of the oldest port cities in the world, Yafo has great tourist, economic and cultural potential. Recently, after many years, Yafo has begun to enjoy renewed success.
    Here, again, the green gardens of the city.

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    Jaffa (Yafo)

    by Danalia Updated Mar 29, 2011

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    Yaffo atracts many tourist every year. I"ve met most of them in the center of the city. walking around the over green gardens I asked some of them what do they think about the city. The reason I asked it, belong to the fact that Yaffo has very old parts, that can sometimes remind me of Jerusalem, and yet, it is a part of Tel Aviv. Most of them said that since Yaffo has lots of churches around it , its a very popular place to go to, especialy when it is a part of the city of Tel Aviv.

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    Jaffa (Yafo)

    by Danalia Updated Mar 29, 2011

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    As one of the oldest port cities in the world, Yafo has great tourist, economic and cultural potential. Recently, after many years, Yafo has begun to enjoy renewed success.
    Those pictures presents the famous Clock of Yafo.It's stands in the middle of Yefet street at the northern entrance of Jaffa.
    The Clock-Tower was built in 1906 with the atention to mark the 50-year jubilee of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. On the tower is a plaque commemorating the Israelis killed in the battle for the town in 1948.

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    Jaffa (Yafo)

    by Danalia Updated Mar 27, 2011
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    jaffa, or Yafo as we Israelis call it, is one of the most popular sites with visitors of Israel. It carries poetic names, like Bride of the Sea, in a newly published book.
    For being old city, Jaffa got a narrow alleys, very old and crumbling buildings, but at the same time, after rebuilding jobs, got new beautiful gardens, flowers, sculpture, art galleries, art and artist, new explosive complex building, restaurants, markets, and above all – coexistence of Arab and Jewish living together for many years.
    The Mediterranean Sea is spread from downstairs – a beautiful view from above ,and with great blue sky – its even better.

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    Jaffa - the streets of jaffa

    by ophiro Updated Feb 17, 2011
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    The streets of Jaffa are old , with a lot of lovely architectures , old buildings , churches , narrow streets , buildings of artists , mosques , some of them has view to the sea.
    You will find a lot of intersting things here.

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    Jaffa - Coptic Church

    by ophiro Updated Feb 17, 2011

    Very close to the beuaitulf St. Anthony in Yefet Street you can see another beautiful church , the coptic church , with the red domes.

    The church was built in 1855 after the arrival of the Coptic christians after the invasion of Ibrahim Faha (between year 1831 and the year 1840).

    This is a large complex but a little bit neglected.

    The coptic christianity is very ancient and came from Egypt , very similar to Armenians.

    I love this kind of churches and architecture with the red domes.

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    jaffa - Maronite Church

    by ophiro Written Feb 17, 2011

    The maronite church is located in a quiet neighborhood in Jaffa.
    The Maronites are Christians who speak Arabic that came for central Lebanon and northern Syria

    The church was built by Iscandar Awed in 1904. Iscandar Awed was a Maronite merchant.

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    Jaffa - St. anthony Church

    by ophiro Written Feb 17, 2011
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    St. Anthony Church is a beautiful church located on Yefet 51. Street in Jaffa.

    The church was built in 1932 and it is catholic italian church.

    You can also see on the northern part of the area a big school for nuns called Tera santa.

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    The Wishing Bridge

    by marielexoteria Written May 24, 2010

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    Located in the HaPisga Garden and close to the Ra'amse's Gate Garden, this bridge contains the 12 horoscope signs. Legend says that if you touch your sign while looking at the sea, your wish will come true. I did it because a little bit of good luck can never hurt...

    Before crossing the bridge, if you're walking on the general direction toward the lighthouse, you'll find a tile artwork saying "Wishing Bridge" in English and Hebrew, and once you've crossed the bridge you'll find another tile artwork, circular, with all the horoscope signs.

    From the Bridge there's some good photo opportunities as well, of St. Peter Church, the sea and Tel Aviv as seen through the trees.

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