One of the most popular tourist attractions in many countries is a good flea market. And for good reason: flea markets are a great place to learn about and experience the local culture, meet local people and buy bargain items and antiques.
The Jaffa Flea Market is no exception. You can find anything from secondhand clothing and furniture to unique precious antiques and even some outlet stores’ pop-up stands.
Most shops and stands are permanent with some varying temporary stands of secondhand items and outlet products.
The Jaffa Flea Market area has a long and rich history. During the 11th and 12th centuries, the area was used by the crusaders before being destroyed and rebuilt by the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century.
The Flea Market has been active since the 19th century. During that time, the port city of Jaffa was bustling with merchants and immigrants. The Flea Market took its current form during the British Mandate (in the beginning of the 20th century).
Over the past few years, the Tel Aviv Municipality and Israel’s Ministry of Tourism having been working together to preserve and rehabilitate the area. The “Amiad Center” was established for performances, art shows, fairs and more. Many galleries, artists’ studios and restaurants have also opened in the area, making it a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike.
Join us on our new Jaffa Flea Market Tour for the inside scoop on all the best places to shop and eat.