Gordon Beach

Gordon Beach is located right in the middle of the Tel-Aviv beach strip. Gordon beach is the centre of all of the beach attraction. Here is where all the Israelis come to play beach paddles(“matkot”), also you have volleyball nets attracting young inexperienced Tel-Avivis that come to show their skills. Because of the location especially …

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Hilton Beach

Hilton Beach is named after the Hilton Hotel that’s located right next to it. Although it’s called the Hilton beach in reality it’s divided into three separate beaches inside it. The most northern part is called the dog beach, this is because the municipality allows four legged creatures to run about all over the place. …

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Nordau Beach

Nordau Beach is mainly a beach for those who are religious. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays it’s open only for women’s use only and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays it’s a man only beach. On Fridays an hour before the Shabbat everyone runs home to get prepared. On weekends there usually youngsters who sneak into …

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Mezizim Beach

It was called after the famous movie with Arik Einstein that was called Mezizim. It is the most northern beach in the Tel-Aviv strip that can be accessed by foot. Over the years it has become more and more famous making it a bit difficult to find a slot to fit. For a very long …

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Mahmoudia Mosque

Built in 1812 by Abu Nabbut, Yafo’s governor from 1810 to 1820, Mahmoudia is the city’s largest mosque, featuring an outdoor water fountain for pilgrims.

St. Peter’s Church

Consecrated in 1654, this Franciscan church built on the remains of a medieval fortress has a unique brick façade and towering belfry that overlooks the sea.

Libyan Synagogue (Beit Zunana)

Erected in 1740, this building was the first Jewish hostel in Yafo. In 1948, it reopened as a synagogue for Libyan Jews that is still in use.

House of Simon the Tanner

The rooftop of this house is where, according to the New Testament, St. Peter had his famous vision that led him to preach the Gospel to gentiles.

Ajami Neighborhood

South of the port area is Ajami (Arabic for “strangers”), one of Yafo’s most beautiful residential sections boasting stunning old homes, a refurbished park, lovely views and good local restaurants. Ajami is also home to the new Peres Peace House, a center for Arab-Israeli cooperation named after President Shimon Peres. Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas designed …

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American Colony / Immanuel Church

Just east of the Noga Quarter lies the American Colony. Evangelical Christians from Jonesport, Maine, established this picturesque neighborhood of wooden homes in 1866. They later sold the tiny colony to German Templers, who constructed the lovely Immanuel Church in 1904. The story of the American Colony is told at the Maine Friendship House, which …

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