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The City of Acre

What hasn't already been said about Acre? Songs have been written about it for centuries; armies have passed through it; many rulers have governed and gone to war over it; and many love stories have taken place within its walls. The city's walls, fortresses, castles, churches, and mosques tell its history – an epic tale that has stretched for over 4,000 years.

Acre was one of the ancient world's most prominent port cities. Documentation of the city exists from as early as the Bronze Age, and Acre has served as an important destination throughout all of recorded history. The marks made on Acre by each of its many historical periods are what make Acre a unique meeting place of all of these elements – religions, arts, architecture, and history, future and past, then and now. 

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 Acre is the only city in Israel that appears in two different UNESCO declarations, which recognize of Acre as both a national heritage site and as a central site of the Baha'i faith.

The front desk staff will be happy to schedule a tourist guide for a trip around Old Acre or out side the city

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The city's rich accompanying history contributes to its endless fascinating attributes.
  
There are buildings from the Ottoman and Crusader eras, such as the Al Jazar mosque, the buildings of St. John's Order, the subterranean Crusader city, Khan al Omdan, the Turkish baths, and the Baha'i temple, as well as the Templar tunnels, knights' halls, Tunisian synagogue, and hospital fortress – which all comprise just a fraction of the historic and cultural wealth that the city of Acre has to offer, in addition to the city walls, colorful markets, museums, festivals, Fisherman's Port, and of course, the sea.