TEL AVIV - JAFFA - THE HILL OF ETERNAL SPRING

Founded in 1909, Tel Aviv (literally "Hill of spring") is considered "The first Hebrew city", as it was the first city that was founded by Zionist pioneers in the State of Israel. At the time, the Jaffa growing Jewish community sought to invest in a Jewish residential project outside of Jaffa, but never imagined this outstanding metropolis, capital of business, style and nightlife, would rise from their creative investment, that became home for 400,000 Israelis.

 

In recent years, Tel Aviv became the official centre of Israel's LGBT community, and has won GayCities 2011 award for the best Gay City in the World.

 

We welcome you to ride through the main streets of Tel Aviv, from the Yizhak Rabin square and the municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa to the colourful Dizingoff Square.

Follow us to Neve Zedek, the first neighbourhood of Tel-Aviv, which underwent massive renovation to become a trendy centre for art, food, fashion and incredible night life, in a pleasuring combination of old and new.

 

Drive along the Rothschild Boulevard, famous for its Bauhaus buildings which awarded Tel-Aviv with UNESCO recognition as a World Heritage Site. The boulevard is one of the first streets of Tel Aviv, and its magical atmosphere turned it to the unofficial gaybourhood and a significant cruising area.

 

Travel along the famous bohemian Sheinkin Street, home of many fashion boutiques and designers shops. The street is famous for the colourful quaint culture, and its' unique chilling urban environment.

Down south, let us lead you to the streets of Jaffa, one of the best touristic attractions this city has to offer. The city of Jaffa has always been the gate to the ancient land of Israel, and its authentic aromas and fragrances characterise it till this very day, along with its beautiful stone buildings, narrow, winding alleys, fishermen port, artists' quarter, cafés, restaurants and shops.

 

The ancient churches of Jaffa, which are the most beautiful in Israel, serve the large Christian community in the city and open their doors for visitors from all over the world.

In the centre of town, pay attention to the old Clock Square, with the magnificent Clock Tower, built by the Turkish Sultan Abed-el-Hamid II in 1906, and serves as a traditional starting point for tours of Jaffa.


Walk around the Jaffa Flea Market, yet another attraction of Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Wander through the refurbished alleyways of the area and explore the historic buildings.
Check out the remains of the wall that surrounded the city and the old entrance gate, both clearly noticeable along Hazorfim and Pasteur Streets.

To you east, we welcome you to Old Jaffa, located on a high hill overlooking a beautiful, heartwarming sight of the sea and the coast of Tel Aviv. In the centre of the old town, don't miss Kikar Kedumim, where a short film will introduce you to the history of Jaffa.

 

The alleys of Old Jaffa are named after the 12 signs of the Zodiac, and are home for many galleries, Judaica, jewelry and artists. Stroll along the old magical lanes and treat yourself in one of the many kiosks, cafés and restaurants in the area. We highly recommend attending Old Jaffa on local holidays or on Saturdays, as the streets are bustling with artists, tourists and many visitors.

Visit the Ilana Goor Museum, which is located in the midst of Old Jaffa. The impressive building cannot go unnoticed, and is considered an architectural masterpiece, that served as a Khan (hotel) for Jewish immigrants. The Museums' galleries present a collection of visionary artists in the fields of sculpture, video and many more.

 

Cruise down to the scenic Jaffa Port, with its impressive historic buildings. Nowadays, the port functions mainly for fishermen, who offer fresh fish along the scenic wharfs. Stroll along the jetty, climb on the sea wall and walk to its end, and checkout the famous Andromeda Rock.

Visit the Jaffa Marina that serves many visitors as they leave on pleasing cruises, viewing the outstanding sight of the horizon of Tel Aviv-Jaffa from the sea.

Climb the narrow steps to the top of the Old Jaffa Hill, to visit the Franciscan Church of St. Peter, which was established in the 17th Century, It was in that very church where Napoleon stayed after the conquest of the city.

If time permits, let us show you some of the most famous places of modern Tel-Aviv, before night falls down on the city, inviting the many partygoers for another night out.

 

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