Jaffa can be divided into two sections: Old Jaffa has an amazing port, restored historic sites, Flea market, upscale restaurants, great beaches, galleries, and shops. it is a major tourist attraction. Take a walk through the Zodiac Alleys, the clock tower, St. Peter’s church. Noga is a small neighborhood in Jaffa known for its art galleries and hip cafes.
The second section is the newer part of Jaffa, mostly residential, and has a heterogeneous population of Muslims, Christians, and Jews. it is a rich cultural area with many beautiful old homes, green parks, and some local authentic restaurants.
Ali Karavan – best hummus in town – 1 Dolphin st.
Kalamata – seafood – 10 Kikar Kedumim
Doctor Shakshuka – The original Shakshuka – 3 Beit Eshel
Hazaken & Yam – Seafood cuisine – 85 Kedem st.
Pua cafe – 8 rabbi Yochanan st.
Flea market – Old antiques and second-hand treasures among with furniture and home decor. The market is open all week from Sunday – Thursday from 10 am – 6 pm and on Fridays from 10 am – 2 pm. During the summer months (July – August) the market holds the “Pishpeshuk”, with late-night shopping and street happening.
Jaffa Port Food Market – A converted hangar in the harbor, features a number of select, high-quality food stalls, from gourmet bakeries to an oyster bar, and authentic Middle Eastern foods. The Port Market also hosts an array of design-oriented shops.
Ilana Goor Museum – a collection of sculptures, furniture, paintings, jewelry made by the artist Ilana Goor, which is also her home – 4 Mazal Dagim st.
Gesher Theater – 9 Jerusalem avenue.
Hasimta Theater – 8 Mazal Dagim st.
The Container – Artspace for contemporary exhibition and music shows – 2 warehouses, Jaffa port.
Margosa Hotel – 1 Avraham Even Shoshan st. Compare prices here
Market House – An Atlas Boutique Hotel – 5 Beit Eshel st.
Casa Nova – Luxury Suites & Boutique Apart-Hotel – 6 Netiv Hamazalot Alley st.
Old Jaffa Khan – Boutique suites – 4 Mazal Teleh
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