Acre used to be the Crusaders’ base for shipping to Europe the treasures from the Holy Land. It has witnessed those intrigues, bloody conquests and greedy warriors. They say it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the region. Today Acre’s population is mixed with Jews and Arabs. Most Arabs are Muslims and Christians.
Unfortunately, when I was there it was pouring cats and dogs, so I went to the market.
Haha, this is what I found out there on one of the little streets!
Arab Christians are a minority in Israel, but they try to keep their identity.
The port is very cute, with lots of colourful boats and this huge fish statue!
You could smell the fresh bread in the whole market.
Khan al-Umdan, the “Inn of the Columns,” the largest of several Ottoman inns still standing in Acre, was under renovation. There are concerns that the government wants to dismantle the entire historic site and built a modern building instead.
The Mediterranean in Acre reminded me of Algiers …
After Acre, I was off to Nazareth …