“Form follows profit – is the aesthetic principle of our times.”
– Richard Rogers
Join us on a fascinating cross-cultural Jaffa tour renowned for its splendour and glamour. This tour leads you through the old alleys of Jaffa exploring the rich cultural heritage of Jaffa. As you walk through the windy alleys of the old city you will discover the layers of 5000 years of history and cultures. Once you touch the depths of the richness of this ancient port city, you will experience its sudden diminishing glory. What happened to the ancient, vibrant culture of Jaffa when a new culture appeared upon the establishment of Tel Aviv? How do the different cultures of Jaffa and Tel Aviv interact?
The Jaffa tour takes you into the once lucrative neighbourhood of Ajami where all the local elite and governors lived. Pointing at outstanding architectural elements you will be stunned by the local beauty ideals embedded in the old mansions. As you get a notion of what the aristocracy life was you will see how the current architecture reveals its attitude to the ancient culture. You will dive into the complex relationship between the underlying foundation myth of the Tel Aviv and Jaffa. You will explore how young Tel Aviv changed profoundly Jaffa’s culture, society and economics.
Join us on this fabulous expedition tracking down the multicultural assets of Jaffa. Observe how two urban entities, Jaffa and Tel Aviv affect each other and dictate the identity of the other city!
Meeting Point: Retsif ha-Aliya ha-Shniya, Tel Aviv
Timetable: 2 Hours
Languages: English, Hebrew, French
What People Are Saying
“We have walked through the streets of Jaffa many times, but Ilyll really opened our eyes to the amazing story of the city, in an engaging and entertaining way. We definitely recommend this enriching tour!”
– Abby G.
“Most of the guided tours are actually boring, filled with dates and facts that you won’t remember the next day. This one I’ll keep in my memory for long – with all those interesting stories and true passion of our guide.”
– Anita J.