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Strolling in Jaffa

Jaffa is one big attraction. Whether you are looking for panoramic seascapes, biblical churches, good food (some are even Kosher), flea market antiques, artists’ colony, socially aware restaurants run by the blind and the handicapped or whatever. Here you have it in walking distance from your hotel in Tel Aviv. Let us know which Jaffa you like the best!

Artist Colony

Jaffa
Jaffa
Jaffa
Jaffa
Jaffa
Jaffa

 

Home of Simon the Tanner 

The best-known rooftop in Jaffa belongs to the House of Simon the Tanner (Acts 10:9-47). It is recognizable by the neighboring lighthouse. The house and roof are now closed for renovation – or to give Mrs. Zakarian some rest.

House of Simon the Tanner
House of Simon the Tanner
House of Simon the Tanner with lighthouse in back
House of Simon the Tanner with lighthouse in back

The Libyan Synagogue (Khan Zunana)

This building was purchased or constructed by Rabbi Yaakov Ben David Zunana, for “The Committee of Israeli Officials and Lords in Istanbul” to serve as a Khan (public hostel), with a synagogue and mikveh (ritual bath) for Jewish pilgrims. This port of Jaffa was the only entry port for pilgrims who arrived in Israel. They were all primarily headed to Jerusalem.

The Libyan Synagogue (Khan Zunana)
The Libyan Synagogue (Khan Zunana)

Andromeda’s Rock

According to Greek mythology the King of Jaffa – Cepheus, and his daughter Andromeda, who was renowned for her great beauty.

Photo: Lior kap

 

 “The Armenian Courtyard” (St. Nicholas’ Abbey) 

According to the Armenian tradition this is where the home of Simon the Tanner stood.

“The Armenian Courtyard” (St. Nicholas’ Abbey)
“The Armenian Courtyard” (St. Nicholas’ Abbey)
“The Armenian Courtyard” (St. Nicholas’ Abbey)
“The Armenian Courtyard” (St. Nicholas’ Abbey)
“The Armenian Courtyard” (St. Nicholas’ Abbey)
“The Armenian Courtyard” (St. Nicholas’ Abbey)

The Sea Walls Promenade

The Sea Walls Promenade
The Sea Walls Promenade
The Sea Walls Promenade
The Sea Walls Promenade
The Sea Walls Promenade
The Sea Walls Promenade
The Sea Walls Promenade
The Sea Walls Promenade

Special Mention

Jaffa Lighthouse
Jaffa Lighthouse

BlackOut restaurant offers visitors the experience of eating in complete darkness as if you were blind.

Blackout Restaurant
Blackout Restaurant

Na Laga’at – deaf-blind theater troupe

Na Laga'at Theater
Na Laga’at Theater

Kapish Café offers light meals served by deaf and hearing impaired waiters.

Kapish Cafe
Kapish Cafe
Map of Mediterranean sea ports on the sidewalk
Map of Mediterranean sea ports on the sidewalk

Tel Aviv 3D Virtual Tours – Old Jaffa Port

Vacation boating
Vacation boating

The Sea Mosque (Jama al Bahr)

A small mosque located in the northern side of the Slope Park, on the Sea Wall Promenade. The mosque was renovated in 1997, and is not open to visitors.

The Sea Mosque (Jama al Bahr)
The Sea Mosque (Jama al Bahr)
The Sea Mosque (Jama al Bahr)
The Sea Mosque (Jama al Bahr)

Looking South

St. George’s Church is the main Greek-Orthodox church in Jaffa, built at the end of the 19th century with a prominent bell tower.

St. George's Church, Jaffa
St. George’s Church, Jaffa

The Jaffa Seaside Park (Jaffa Slope Park): Along the coast of the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa, a dump of over 200 dunams construction waste have been transformed into green gassy hills is the Jaffa Slope Park, one of Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s most beautiful parks.

The Jaffa Seaside Park
The Jaffa Seaside Park (Jaffa Slope Park)

 

Andromeda Hill Complex is a giant luxury complex, including residential and holiday rental apartments.

Andromeda Hill Complex
Andromeda Hill Complex
Old Jewish Cemetary near Andromeda Complex
Old Jewish Cemetery near Andromeda Complex
Jaffa fisherman
Jaffa fisherman

 

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