Old City of Acre

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Acre, Israel

Old City of Acre Reviews

jennybenny88 jennyben…
5 reviews
Great day trip from Tel Aviv Nov 28, 2014
Went on a day trip to "Akko" with a few friends while staying in Tel Aviv. It was easy to get there as our hotel was right next to the train station. The train ride was over an hour, and when we got there we spent another hour walking around in circles (the historic pieces we wanted to see were a ~20 minute walk from the train). The history was rich (considering it is the oldest most continuously inhabited city in the world), and while it's free to walk around, we paid a small fee to get a radio guide (big cell phone from the 1980's on a shoulder strap) so we could take our time and not have to follow a tour. There was a large market to walk through (although I enjoyed the one in Tel Aviv much better). At one point we walked onto a military base (thinking it was a museum, whoops). Overall it was a great day trip with lots to see and take pictures of.
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camwilde camwilde
163 reviews
If you love history, you will love the Old City of Acre Oct 20, 2012
We visited the Old City of Acre just after arriving in Israel (literally on a few hours of sleep). As this was our first time in Israel, we didn't know what to expect. We walked through the old streets and through a market. We climbed through walls and ramparts that successfully defended the city against Napoleon and his army. These walls continued along the sea border.

We visited the Jezzar Pasha Mosque where a guide took us around and visited the mosque and its grounds. This particular mosque is said to have a single hair from the beard of Mohammed and is brought out once a year.

My favorite part of the city though was the Citadel and Knight's Hall. Basically, this area of the city was rebuilt and modified throughout the years depending on who controlled the area at the time. People would literally bury a portion of the city and build on top of it. Today, many portions of these buildings have been excavated and an audio tour gives you details of each part.
Acre Market
Jezzar Pasha Mosque from the City …
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