The neighborhood of Jaffa has a very ancient history, about 5000 years of antiquity to be exact. In ancient times it was one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean, it was even spoken of in the Old Testament as to this the port cedar of Lebanon to build the Temple of Solomon arrived(for this reason, the cedar of Lebanon is also called Solomon cedar).
The city of Tel Aviv was born around this ancient maritime core, but it was in 1954 when Jaffa became part of the municipality of Tel Aviv, so now both cities are known by the name of Tel Aviv-Yafo.
Today, the neighborhood of the Old City of Jaffa is fully integrated into the urban fabric of Tel Aviv, while still maintaining the charm belonging to ancient times and the reflection of its ancient history. Today this neighborhoods nightlife is endless, including restaurants, bars, beach bars and clubs, this area has become the most frequented one by tourists visiting the city.
Here you will find the largest flea market in the city, the Jaffa Flea Market, also known as Shuk Hapishpeshim. The main street of this market is Olei Zion and to leave here empty-handed is practically impossible. There´s something for every taste: typewriters used cars, shoes, toys, videos, furniture, etc. etc. The Shuk Hapishpeshim is open Sunday through Friday from 8:00 am to 19:00 pm, Friday being a more chaotic day
Art lovers will appreciate another market: Banyamin Nahalat street, which is open every Thursday and Friday throughout the year, from 10:00 h to 17:00 h. Here the works of about 200 artists are displayed and sold, for some of them the market is their main sales channel, while other artists also sell through art galleries. Finding a unique piece of art is very simple, do not let this opportunity escape.
So many markets requires food and a little energy to continue with the day. In the neighborhood of Jaffa there is no shortage of exquisite restaurants where you can have a menu of fresh fish, possibly sitting by the sea, with stunning views to the Mediterranean. Here you can have a great meal at a cheap price, that is a promise
Of course during holidays you will want a little partying, and as mentioned above, in the neighborhood of Jaffa nightlife offers all you need. The streets of Dizengoff and Herbert Samuel Esplanade are two of the most popular ones, right next to the golden beaches of the city. The leisure facilities are varied and diverse, venuesremain open until the early hours of the morning and having fun is the least that can happen here
The neighborhood of the Old City of Jaffa, Tel Aviv, has everything you need to spend a few days of fun in the Israeli capital. Find out apartments in Tel Aviv prices to visit one of its most historic neighborhoods.