Old Jaffa

Old Jaffa is an ancient port city of Tel Aviv-Yafo (Jaffa). While it is located within the modern metropolis of Tel Aviv, it is a charming old city (one of the oldest in the world). It is also known as the “Old City of Jaffa” or simply the “Old City.”

Old Jaffa is the cradle of most of Jaffa’s history and remains very much the city’s cultural center.

The famous cobblestone alleyways are where you should begin any visit to Old Jaffa. They are quite easy to find, just ahead upwards from the port or promenade once you proceed to Old Jaffa’s main port. The recent restoration work makes this old section of Jaffa even more charming and Instagram-worthy — it is simply a delight to stroll down. It seems to be a world (and centuries away) form the more modern Tel Aviv.

Old Jaffa is also home to several churches, museums, trendy restaurants, shops, nightclubs and a lively artists’ quarter with several art galleries and studios.

Enjoy our views of Jaffa.

brown buildings, paved street, and arches
Alleyway in Old Jaffa
view of the sea and city
View of the Jaffa from the Tel Aviv promenade
brown buildings and cobblestone streets on a sunny day
Street in Old Jaffa
old weathered brown building with a bicycle in front
“Welcome to Old Jaffa”
a person walking in the old cobblestone alleyway
Alleyway in Old Jaffa
a brown concrete building with a wooden yellow door (with Hebrew letters) between two windows
A typical house in Old Jaffa
an old city in front of a sea, and people on boats
The new and the old: Old Jaffa and the modern skyscrapers (background) in nearby Tel Aviv
tall brown brick buildings during daytime
Alleyway in Old Jaffa
green and yellow plants on plastic pots on the wall
At the old city, you will find the cutest and nicest place where they recycled old things to make some homes for nice plants.
a statue, and a woman sitting in front of an old brick buidling
The outside of an art gallery in Old Jaffa

Check out this video of the Old Jaffa walking tour

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