On a Friday morning we’ve decided to visit Jaffa flea market. There are several free parkings in Jaffa area. If you come till 9:00 then you can park here. Betwen 9:00 and 10:00 you can look for parking here. And after 10:00 you can try here.
Map of the area:
Before going to the market we’ve decided to grab something to eat. If you continue straight on Yefet st., you’ll reach Abulafia bakery. When standing next to Abulafia, you’ll see this view:
Abulafia bakery was founded in 1879 and it’s one of the oldest businesses in Israel. It’s also the only bakeries that’s open 24 hours a day.
After making an order, they heat it in brick oven and several minutes later you’re ready to go.
From there it’s two minute walk to the Jaffa flea market. Many streets next to the market were affected by the market and in this area you can find many interior and design stores.
Where did the Flea Market got it name from? The French named it after those pesky little parasites (wingless bloodsucker) that infested mattresses and upholstery of old furniture brought out for sale.
Sign above the entrance to Jaffa flea market:
Inside the original part of Jaffa flea market you can find many jewelry and clothes stores.
Hamsa in Arabic means five. The five fingers, which is universal sign of protection. It’s interesting that this ancient amulet (traced to ancient Mesopotamia) made its way into Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions.
Pomegranate and carrot juices are popular in Israel.
As you can see there is everything of everything.
That’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed this visit to Jaffa flea market and I’ll see you in future travels.