An ancient port becomes a hip hangout
After a big renovation, 'The Bride of the Sea' is home to art galleries, concerts and lots of great food.
Jaffa, a municipality in the south of Tel Aviv, Israel, has one of the world's oldest ports. Once known as the "Bride of the Sea" because of its location along the Mediterranean, it's been in constant use for at least 7,000 years.
Today it still operates as a port, with fishermen embarking for their daily catch, but now they share space with tour boats, yachts and even a few houseboats.
Art galleries, a theater, a cafe and several restaurants are popular destinations for locals and tourists alike. So, too, is a gelato shop and gaming facility. The country's most high-profile 24-hour news channel, i24NEWS, even calls the port home.
On the weekends, there are concerts to be seen and heard and a large market to be shopped at this Mediterranean seaside port.
And then, of course, there are the beautiful seaside views witnessed both from the port itself or, a little further south, from Midron Park, a new addition to the area. With its elevated position along the coastline, it makes for the perfect dusk destination.
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