Top 10 Things to do in Acre, Israel

February 19, 2018 Brandee Mangan

Discover the best top things to do in Acre, Israel including Crusader Fortress, Bahai Gardens and Shrine, Akko Old Town, The Citadel, The Or Torah Synagogue, Templars Tunnel, Hamam El Basha Museum, Al-Jazzar Mosque, The Underground Prisoners Museum, Ethnographic Museum Treasures in the Walls.
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1. Crusader Fortress

Acre, Israel +972 4-995-6706
Excellent
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4.5 based on 574 reviews

Crusader Fortress

The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this impressive fortress more than 700 years ago.

Reviewed By SwedeinUSA - Cary, North Carolina

Great museum. Continuous renovations and updates seems to be ongoing, worth a visit. Make sure you don't miss the tunnels to the sea.

2. Bahai Gardens and Shrine

National Road 4 | near the North Akko intersection, Acre 24100, Israel +972 50-544-0482
Excellent
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4.5 based on 431 reviews

Bahai Gardens and Shrine

Reviewed By bilasi - ansonia

Our tour guide explained everything about this area. We just took photos but if you have the time to walk around you would enjoy these beautiful manicured Gardens.

3. Akko Old Town

Acre, Israel 0499567067
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Akko Old Town

Reviewed By Giora_I_L - Haifa, Israel

The old town of Akko (Acre) was recognized as UNESCO heritage site. I come there frequent since it is really amazing. I love visiting Akko's walls last resorted by El-Jazzar in 19th century, Knights's fortresses and Templar's Tunnel, Khan el Umdan, Largest mosque in Israel outside Jerusalem, Turkish Hamam, churches and synagogues as well as active bazaar and fisherman port. Place to have good humus, sweets and black coffee.

4. The Citadel

North-west corner of the Old City, Acre, Israel
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

The Citadel

Reviewed By Marf13669 - Ogdensburg, New York

The Citadel was erected 12th and 13th centuries by Templar Knights while on crusade in the holy land. Their control of the fort and Citadel lasted for 150 years until driven out by the Saladin's Muslims in 1291. There are huge halls with gothic arches that were used as dorms, eating rooms and armories by the crusaders. The main hall is decorated by flags of knights from Germany, France, England and other kingdoms at the time from which Crusaders were recruited. The museum therein also has a fine collection of bowls, cups, utensils and armor.

5. The Or Torah Synagogue

13 Eli'ezer Kaplan, Acre 2451308, Israel +972 4-981-8451
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5 based on 53 reviews

The Or Torah Synagogue

Reviewed By macedonboy - Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Or Torah Synagogue, also know as the Tunisian Synagogue, is a very beautiful Synagogue. It was built relatively recently, in a modern looking building and doesn't really look anything like a Synagogue from the outside. Inside the Synagogue is covered with mosaics, wall to wall and ceiling too. Pretty much all the mosaics are old testament references.

6. Templars Tunnel

Near Lighthouse, Acre, Israel +972 4-995-6707
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4 based on 383 reviews

Templars Tunnel

Reviewed By macedonboy - Glasgow, United Kingdom

It's amazing to thing that the Hospitaller built this as a way to quickly move defenders if under attack. There isn't actually much to see, but is a fun way to get to the lighthouse area of Old Acre. I bought the ticket for this has part of the Acre Combined ticket, so it was well worth it for the experience.

7. Hamam El Basha Museum

El-Jezzar Street, Acre, Israel 0499567076
Excellent
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4 based on 119 reviews

Hamam El Basha Museum

The Hamam Museum in Old Acre“The story of the Last Bathhouse Attendant," a multi-screen, walk-through dramatic presentation in the Hamam Basha Ottoman-era bathhouse in Old Acre http://www.curator.co.il/page5.html

Reviewed By Zush B

Very interesting and interactive tour. Well taken care of and historic. You can buy a tour package at the entrance.

8. Al-Jazzar Mosque

Al-Jazzar st, Old Acre, Acre 24100, Israel +972 4-991-3039
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4 based on 111 reviews

Al-Jazzar Mosque

Reviewed By Sfrantz - Jerusalem, Israel

The famous 1781 mosque is surrounded by a stout wall and is the largest in Israel. Named for the warlord Jazzer Pasha who ran the Galilee in the 18th century it has a large Turkish-style minaret and other features. They charge 10 NIS to walk around the courtyard and take photos and there isn't much more than that

9. The Underground Prisoners Museum

10 Ha-Hagana, Acre 2431429, Israel +972 4-991-1375
Excellent
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4 based on 61 reviews

The Underground Prisoners Museum

Reviewed By Cherry Creek C - Baltimore, Maryland

Walking through this former prison creates a better understanding of the hardship and brutality faced by the Jews who were fighting for an independent state. The gallows are a particularly powerful symbol of what they were up against even after escaping destruction in Europe. The fact that most of them were so young makes it all the more poignant. This is a must see for anyone interested in the history of the state of Israel.

10. Ethnographic Museum Treasures in the Walls

2 Weizman, Acre 2430123, Israel +972 4-991-1004
Excellent
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4 based on 76 reviews

Ethnographic Museum Treasures in the Walls

Reviewed By גוסטבו ו - Beersheba, Israel

A beautiful experience for adults and children, the museum where you can see the treasures that the people donate to be put in sight of all takes you on a journey through the past, the city walls with the cannons of Napoleon , Is a nice view for children and anyone who likes history, the market of the old city, passages that also lead one to a trip to the past, the port, a beautiful place, very attractive and striking

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