Jaffa Old City, Tel Aviv, District, Israel

The oldest seaport in the world — the “Bride of the Sea,” Jaffa is home to a vibrant multiethnic community of Muslims, Christians and Jews.

It was once conquered by Napoleon, and more recently visited by celebrities such as Natalie Portman and Claire Danes. One of the oldest cities in the Mediterranean basin, the Old City of Jaffa stands on a cliff that protrudes from the water, puncturing the Tel Aviv skyline.

The sheer range of attractions in Old Jaffa is startling, from mosques and churches to ancient clock towers; wishing bridges; sculptures; yoga classes; museums; galleries; trendy restaurants and bars, the list of things to do in this new-old city is never ending.

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