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All Around the Jaffa Road - Tours for the Week of Yom HaAtzmaut

posted Apr 19, 2012, 11:10 PM by Jack Cadranel
The Jaffa Road has been "Main Street, Jerusalem" ever since the New City began to develop and new neighbourhoods arose along its sides.  This week's tours explore it and the neighbourhoods around it.  
In the last quarter of the 19th Century Jewish neighbourhoods began to spring up along the Jaffa Road. A makeshift market grew up in a nearby field in an arrangement that suited everyone.  Farmers from the local villages had found an outlet for their produce and residents of the new neighbourhoods were saved the long walk to the Old City to buy their food.  Our tour on Monday April 23rd takes you to neighbourhoods of Nahlaot and to the Mahane Yehuda market that are today much loved features of the city.
Meet at 2.30 p.m. at the corner of King George and Agrippas Streets. 
The Jaffa Road that led from the Old City of Jerusalem to the port of Jaffa, was the first street in Jerusalem to be paved. Over the past few years it has seen tremendous changes and huge disruption.  Now, with the light rail in operation, it has been reborn.  On this new tour on Yom HaAtzmaut, Thursday April 26th you will visit many of the historic  buildings along the Jaffa road between the Mahane Yehuda market and King George Street.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. on Jaffa Road at the entrance to the Mahane Yehuda open market.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change and that walking tours will only take place if a minimum of three people have registered.  Registration in advance is required.  Call 054-647-8955 or email tourwithjack@gmail.com .  Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and to bring hats and water.  Each walking tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 70.