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Jaffa Port Profile

The Jaffa port is considered to be one of the oldest ports in the world. The port has been in almost constant use since the Canaanite period until the present day, and it is what gave Jaffa its historic status as a central city in the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea and as the western gateway to the country. The port has been serving fishermen, sailors, merchants, pilgrims, conquerors and immigrants for thousands of years as they came and went through it.

As a part of the vicissitudes of history, the port also experienced periods of low traffic and neglect. Today, thanks to the joint efforts of the port's fishermen, the residents of Jaffa and those who love it, and thanks to the investment and support of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality, the port continues to operate as a fishing port, and is simultaneously being restored as an urban centre offering a variety of cultural, leisure, commercial and tourist activities to the general public. The Jaffa port renovation project preserves its unique historical style and character. As part of the project, work is being done to improve the infrastructure of the complex and its public spaces, reinstate anchor fishing and renovate the historic warehouse buildings, which will eventually house businesses and cultural activities.


To the Jaffa Port website