Acco (Acre)

Acco (Acre)

   Population    47000
   Ethnic composition    Jewish – 67%
   Muslims - 25%
   Other - 8%
   Density    13.5/km2
   Mayor    Shimon Lankri
   Museums    3
   Twin towns    Bregenz, Austria
   Manchester, England
   La Rochelle, France
   Recklinghausen, Germany

Acre, is one of the oldest continually-populated areas in the world. Its rich history spans thousands upon thousands of years, making it one of the most interesting and diverse destinations in Israel. Like many cities in Israel, it began as a small settlement before recorded history. Acre nestled along the coast of the Mediterranean.

The city is home to over 46 thousand citizens and has a mix of Jews and Arabs. The Arabic people practice a variety of religions, including Christianity, Islam, Baha'i and Druze.

For those hoping to make a trip to Acre, there are plenty of sights to see. The Old City portion of town has been designated a World Heritage Site and great pains have been taken to preserve and restore some of the sights from history, including an inn that dates back to the Ottoman Empire and a clock tower originally installed in 1906.

As Acre is the Holy City of the Baha'i faith, the town also has several holy places scattered throughout. These include the Mansion of Bahjí, the shrine of Bahá'u'lláh and the Garden of Ridván. Most of these sites are also on the World Heritage list.

For those seeking secular sights, the reinforcements made to the city over the centuries are works of art in their own right. With gorgeous views in every direction, be sure to keep some time in Acre for simple wandering in the sights.

The three museums of Acre are:
  • Okashi Art Museum
  • Underground Prisoners Museum
  • Treasures in Wall Museum

The list of attractions is richer. They are:

  • Tunisian Synagogue
  • Acre Market Street
  • Port and jetty fishing
  • South Wall
  • and more ...
Planning a trip to Acre, contact Avitours tours and travel agency and we will compose for you the most attractive and comfortable tour in Acre taking into account your preferences and points of interest.
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