Buildings

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.

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 …

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Scottish House

Dating back to 1897, this impressive building was originally a hospital that two Scotsmen transformed into a popular hotel. Today it is used mainly for special events.

Hassan Bek Mosque

Built in 1916 by Yafo’s Turkish-Arab governor, the distinctive Ottoman-style house of worship is the only functioning mosque on the Tel Aviv side of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

Opera Tower (shopping center)

The geometric apartment complex and shopping center just off the promenade sits on the site of the First Knesset and originally housed the Israel Opera.

Great Synagogue

Located at Allenby and Ahad Ha’am Streets, the Great Synagogue is Israel’s third largest house of worship. The imposing structure opened in 1926 and was renovated in 1970, when the giant concrete arches that characterize it were added to the façade. The temple’s ornate stained-glass windows, replicas of European synagogue …

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Suzanne Dellal Centre

Established in 1989, this cultural venue serves as the centerpiece of the Neve Tzedek neighborhood. Suzanne Dellal offers an array of modern and experimental productions, and is home to some top Israeli dance troupes, including the Batsheva Dance Company and the Inbal Dance Theater. The center’s beautifully restored old buildings …

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