Acre

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"How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!"
(BaMidbar 24:5)




Acre

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Acre is a city on the Mediterranean coast, 18 km north of Haifa.

The population of Acre is mixed: about 75 percent of its inhabitants are Jews, about 25 percent are Arabs.

Due to its rich history, Acre has many attractions and is extremely interesting for tourists. It is necessary to visit the fortress of the Crusaders and Turkish baths.

In the city there are several other museums, for example, the remarkable ethnographic museum "Treasures on the Wall".

The first mention of Acre dates back to 1800 BC. The city is mentioned several times in Tanakh.

In the time of the Israeli Kingdom the city was owned by the Phoenicians. In 701 BC he was conquered by the Assyrian king Sanheriv. In 333 BC here came Alexander the Great, who turned the city into a Greek colony and into the largest seaport. In 52-53 years the city became part of the Roman Empire. In 638 the Acre was conquered by the Arabs.

In 1104 Acre was under the rule of the Crusaders. In 1187, he was captured by Salladin, in 1191 the Crusaders returned him to himself. The city was turned into the capital of the kingdom of the Crusaders in Palestine, many churches and monasteries appeared in it.

In 1291 the Mamelukes stormed and destroyed Acre, turning it into a fisherman's village for a long time.

In 1517 the city was conquered by the Turks. In the early 18th century Napoleon tried to take Acre.

In 1918, the city was taken by General Allenby's troops and became part of the territory of the British Mandate and the administrative center of the Northern District. May 14, 1948, Akko was occupied by the Israeli army.

After the war, the city began to grow rapidly due to repatriation. In the 1960s, Jewish immigrants began to settle outside the walls of the Old Town of Acre, which gradually turned into a tourist site.




Municipality:
Weizmann 35
Tel. 04-9956000, 04-9956065

The National Insurance Institute of Israel ("Bituah Leumi"):
Giborey Sinai 4
Tel. *6050, 12226050

Israeli Employment Service ("Lishkat Taasuka"):
Shlom ha-Galil 1
Tel. 04-9014000

The Ministry of Interior ("Misrad ha-Pnim"):
Shlom ha-Galil 1
Tel. 04-9559111, 04-9559115

Israel Tax Authority:
Shlom ha-Galil 1
"Mas Ahnasa":
Tel.04-9956555, 04-9956600, Fax. 04-9912315
"MAAM":
Tel. 04-9852920, Fax. 04-9916163

Israel Ministry of Construction and Housing:
Tel. 04-6088245, 04-6088249, 04-6088250, 04-6088251

Israel Ministry of Tourism:
Sderot Ben Gurion 48, Haifa
Tel. 1-800-305090


City streets and attractions near the city:


Acre

Acre. Old City

Acre. Citadel

Acre. Hamam al-Basha

Acre. Treasures in the Walls Museum



Acre
The distance
(in straight line):


to Jerusalem - 128 km
to Tel Aviv - 98 km
to Haifa - 14 km
to Beer Sheva - 187 km

  



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City streets and attractions near the city:

Acre

Acre. Old City

Acre. Citadel

Acre. Hamam al-Basha

Acre. Treasures in the Walls Museum

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