Jaffa and Tel Aviv

We start by the Clock Tower Square at Jaffa’s entrance with a short introduction about Jaffa's history on the last few hundred years.

We continue to walk, passing by Kishleh, the old prison and police station that had turned lately to a fancy boutique hotel (Setai), then by the famous Suleiman's Fountain in front of the old Jerusalem gate.

We enter into the old city of Jaffa and stop by Ran Morin's artwork, the "Orange Tree Floating statue", where we tell the story of the famous Jaffa Oranges

Then we walk shortly towards the ruins of an ancient Egyptian palace, dated to around 3,300 years ago, time of Ramses the 2nd

We climb further uphill to the impressive viewpoint over Tel Aviv and other suburban towns around it.

Now we walk downhill to Kedumim square and stand in front of St. Peter's church, built about 400 years ago to commemorate a crucial moment in the very beginning of Christianity. We also tell about Napoleon’s short episode in Jaffa, what happened and how did it end up.  

From the square we continue further downhill and arrive to the ancient port of Jaffa, which currently serves only fishing boats and some small sailing boats.

We walk along the promenade by the seaside, passing by some fishermen, tell the story of Andromeda Rocks all the way back to the Clock Tower Square to meet our transportation.

We drive shortly to Neve Tzedek, ("…The LORD blesses thee, habitation of righteousness, mountain of holiness". Jeremiah 31, 22), the first Jewish neighborhood out of Jaffa, to stroll through the narrow streets and alleys of the renovated old neighborhood and tell the story of those pioneering Jews from Jaffa who dared to come out from the old and undeveloped city, seeking "a nice house in the suburb" for their families.

The next neighborhood we walk into is Ahuzat Bayit, actually the beginning of Tel Aviv, built and inhabited since 1909, to be developed and become the largest metropolitan and main business city in Israel.

We stroll through Rothschild Avenue, where many up to date cafés and restaurants live together in harmony with Tel Aviv's first kiosk and fast food places.

Further north we see few buildings that were built in the 1930's by a special architectural style called Bauhaus, most of them painted white. That is why UNESCO granted Tel Aviv to be a World Heritage Site called The White City.

Next will be another old street, Nachalat Benyamin, a commercial "Shmateh Business" street that part of it was turned to a pedestrian moll where on Tuesdays and Fridays craftsmen present their works.

We end our tour in Tel Aviv by walking through "Shook Hacarmel", the famous and popular marketplace, where you can buy almost anything and in a much lower price.


Other Attractions in Tel Aviv

Museum of the Land of Israel

Independence Hall (closed for reconstruction)

Diaspora Museum (Beit Hatfutzot)

Palmach Museum

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The beachfront promenade

The old port

The Old Train station

Rabin square