Whether you are Muslim, Christian or Jewish, Jaffa is a historical place for you. When you are in pilgrimage tour, sometimes you don’t feel enough exploring the city by your own. Staying here for some nights after your pilgrimage is a great decision to try. It will give you some times to explore Jaffa more. Not only historical and religious place, this city also offers other sightseeing to enjoy. From the sloping park till the suspended orange tree. Take a few night more, and pick some of these things to do!
1. Explore The Jaffa Old City
This city has been here since 18 BC. You will need a half day to explore the old city and the port of Jaffa by walking, so prepare your energy. the old and charming buildings are great to see, and the views of Tel Aviv from the top of the hill is stunning. If you feel hungry during your trip, just buy some food in the restaurants or cafes. There are also ice cream shop if you want to calm your throat because of the sunny day. The pretty flowers and plants add additional charm to the area. If you have more time, take a boat trip for 20-30 minutes.
Jaffa Old City
Address: Jaffa, Tel Aviv 61000, Israel
2. Have a dinner in Jaffa Port
After watching the stunning sunset on the sloping park, it is time to have a dinner. There are many restaurants in Jaffa, but having a dinner at “old man by the sea” restaurant in the port of Jaffa will be remarkable for your vacation. There will be live music to turn your tiring day become a romantic night. While you are ordering the mouth watering seafood, you will taste 22 salads on your table. This place does not offer culinary only. You will also find a fishing port for you who love fishing, yacht club, and fun boats. Never the less you will find a part that will make you happy by visiting this area.
Address: Jaffa, Tel Aviv 68031, Israel
3. Change Your Life By Visiting Nalagat Center
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The Nalagat center is an opera house. This is not a usual opera. Once you come here, buy a ticket and watch the play. You may not feel any strange during the play, but when you interact with the characters then you will know how to appreciate yourself. Those characters are deaf, blind and mute. Not only so, this place really knows how to make you closer to each other. They will take you and your group to a dark place and let you make sculpture altogether. Afterwards, you will be able to see what each of you created and talk about them. It will make a bond between you and other group members.
Address: Retsif Haaliya Hashniya | Jaffa Port, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Website: Nalagat Center
4. Take a Picture In Front Of Fountain With 12 Marking Zodiac at Kikar Kedumim
This ancient place is located in the heart of old Jaffa. it is a nice place to pass thru when exploring the old city. Kedumim squarely is adjacent to St. Peter’s church with a nice fountain making the mark of 12 zodiacs. Take a picture here and let the world know that the street in this area is named after the zodiac. You may also have a culinary tour on the square in this area. You are also available to buy some souvenirs from the handicraft shop. Not only so, learn the history of Jaffa by visiting an archeological site with catacombs under the square.
Address: Kikar Kedumim | 14 Kikar Kedumim Old Jaffa, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 64338, Israel
5. Lay Down Under The Suspended Orange Tree
Look at this tree from away, you will think that the tree is flying. Until you come closer and see that there is a couple of wire hanging the tree will make it looks like flying. The funny thing is this orange tree is not originally from Israel, it is different with oranges grow in Israel. How ever take a picture under this tree while you are laying down will be an unforgettable moment. Interesting is the sculpture with several interpretations of ideas in it. Like Jewish people who survived for ages having been separated from its original lands or the other interpretation of humanity that are trying to exist and grow in our modern world. What is your version?
The Suspended Orange Tree
Address: Old Jaffa, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
6. Buy Souvenir At Shuk Hapishpeshim
After a tiring day of strolling Jaffa, it is time for the flea market. Shuk Hapishpeshim is the only flea market you can find in Israel. There are bars for beer and snacks. If you are not a drinker you may walk around this area and find some souvenirs to bring home. There are many shops and restaurants here to fill your stomach with delicious local foodies. If you are lucky you will enjoy the street performance by the local band. Very nice place to spend at night!
Address: Olei Zion, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Website: Shuk Hapishpeshim
7. Pray at Immanuel Church
If you are a Christian, don’t miss out praying at this Church. This was actually a short-lived American community in the mid-late 19th century. This is a very nice building though that is 100 years old. Not Only pray, you will also enjoy a music concerts by 2 musicians every week in this church. Although the Immanuel church is rather small, it has all the elements of a classic Lutheran Church so it is a good place to appreciate the Lutheran Church aesthetics .
Address: 15 Beer Hoffman St, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Facebook: Immanuel Church
8. Enjoy The Beautiful Sunset At Tayelet Homot Hayam
This is a harbor and a very nice place for walking in the morning or evening. Enjoy The Tel Aviv sea shore during your days in Jaffa. The breeze of the wind will def initely take away your mind. You may also find a building where you can enjoy the harbor from the top roof. It will be the best place for watching the romantic sunset. Find restaurant or cafes near by take the foodies or snacks to the roof top. Enjoy your snacks and coffee while you fill your mind with happiness.
Tayalet Homot Hayam
Address: Teyelet Yaffo, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
9. Take a Relaxed Walk On Jaffa Slope Park
A big green park with a slope long street by the sea. This is a very nice place for jogging or cycling and of course for walking. Enjoy walking with your kids bring your puppy while you take a look at the pretty blue sea. When the sun begins the process of sunset in the afternoon it is time to come. Watch the romantic sunset from the park without being worry crowd even when the place is crowded. This park enables you to now walk or ride along the seafront from Tel Aviv to the borders of Bat Yam. As its newish not a lot of shade and a favorite with dog walkers .
Address: On The Beach Of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Experience the Land of the Bible
Although Jaffa is renowned for its association with biblical stories of Jonah, Solomon and Saint Peter, you’ll be surprised at the many hidden gems that it offers. So begin fashioning for yourself memories set to last you a lifetime when you include any one of the aforementioned attractions in your itinerary for your pilgrimage tour to Jaffa!
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