The biblical port of Jaffa (web only)


| May 15, 2020

Thousands of years of history come together in Jaffa, an ancient city which is also the birthplace of Tel Aviv. One of the world's first ports, Jaffa was a centre of commerce and culture, agriculture and tourism. From Clock Tower Square, convoys of wagons and camels travelled out to all parts of the country and pilgrims made their way on foot to the holy city of Jerusalem. The historic clock tower was built by the Turkish sultan Abdul Hamid II in 1906, when the land was under Ottoman rule. Take a walk along the cobbled streets and visit St Peter's Church, a Franciscan church built over a medieval citadel and where Napoleon stayed in 1799 during his campaigns in Egypt and Syria.

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