Church of St. Peter
With its ruddy colours and mix of styles, this church will grab your attention.
Arrival in the Holy Land
Sailors and pilgrims alike took the sight of the unique red brick that crowns this building as a sign that the Holy Land was near. Built around the 17th century, this church subsequently used by Franciscans was the highest man-made structure in the port of Jaffa. Apart from being the oldest port in the world with more than 3,000 years of maritime activity, Jaffa has also been for many centuries the front door to Jerusalem. Focusing on the building, its walls were raised by the Spanish crown circa 1884 over the crumbled foundations of the original French structure. This unusual building with its mix of styles also served primarily as a fortress, and has been the scene of many important historical events. In fact, it is said that it was used upon his arrival in the city in 1799 by none other than Napoleon Bonaparte.