Sunday, 19 March 2023

Old City of Acre

I must confess that I'd never heard of Acre until I received a postcard from there, but judging for these images seems to be the kind of city I would love to visit!

This postcard was sent by Debora

Acre is a historic walled port-city with continuous settlement from the Phoenician period. The present city is characteristic of a fortified town dating from the Ottoman 18th and 19th centuries, with typical urban components such as the citadel, mosques, khans and baths. 

This postcard was sent by Marco

The remains of the Crusader town, dating from 1104 to 1291, lie almost intact, both above and below today's street level, providing an exceptional picture of the layout and structures of the capital of the medieval Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem. - in:

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