Our Old Jaffa Tour will tour one of the most ancient cities on the Med Sea. We would explore the ancient archaeological tel including the Old Jaffa Visitors Center. After we would check out Jaffa Port and other key sites.
Our tour of Jaffa will begin at Abrasha Park, a public park on top of a promontory offering views over the Mediterranean Sea & the city of Tel Aviv itself. On top, there is the famous 'Gate of Faith'. A modern gate that symbolizes the entrance to the Land of Israel, and represents the promise of the Land to the Patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
A Panoramic View to Tel Aviv-Jaffa
The church was built in 1654 and dedicated to Saint Peter, over a medieval citadel that was erected by Frederick I and restored by Louis IX of France at the beginning of the second half of the thirteenth century.
The Church Interior Design
This open-air square, which includes the underground visitor center and St. Peter's Church, is the central square of Old Jaffa, whose narrow, winding side streets lead to the port. Part of the square covers archeological sites excavated in the 1940s and 1950s, and many of the buildings surrounding it house galleries, souvenir shops, and restaurants. During the summer months, free performances are also held in the square.
The Underground Visitors Center
After visiting the Old Jaffa Visitors Center we shall explore one of the ancient ports on the Mediterranean Sea. Today Jaffa Port serves as a fishing harbor, a yacht harbor, but mainly as a tourism destination. It offers a variety of culture and food options, including restaurants where fresh fish and seafood are served.
The Ancient Port
Our next stop will be the local Jaffa Flea Market which is an eclectic mix of stalls & shops selling clothing, furniture & home goods, plus cafes & bars. We would explore the local vibes and brush with the locals while they search for bargains at the Market.
Exploring the Jaffa Flea Market
Our lunch will be served at one of the local excellent restaurants for example Puaa Restaurant.
The monastery is the setting of the Bonaparte Visiting the Plague Victims of Jaffa painting by Antoine-Jean Gros depicting Napoleon visiting his sick soldiers in the monastery's courtyard.
The Monastery's Courtyard.
The square got its name from the clock tower in its center, built on the 25th anniversary of the reign of Turkish Sultan Abdul Hamid II, the cornerstone was laid in 1900, and construction was completed in 1906. The square and the clock were built together with dozens of other clock towers throughout the Ottoman Empire, which also included other towers in the Land of Israel like in Acre and Jerusalem.
The Clock Tower