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Set in the heart of Akko‘s old city, behind Al-Jazzar Mosque and next to the ‘Knights’ Halls, ‘‘Hammam al-Basha’ is a classic Turkish-style bathhouse. Built by Akko’s governor, Al-Jazzar Pasha, it operated continuously from 1804 to 1947. Together with Al-Jazzar Mosque, the Hammam marks a period of prosperity in Akko after defeating Napoleon in 1799. Al-Jazzar also installed an aqueduct to bring fresh water and a new breakwater in the city’s port. Here, wealthy city members gathered to relax and socialize while getting therapeutic cleansing.

In the early 21st century, Akko’s municipality developed the Hammam into a 30-minute multimedia presentation of the Ottoman-era bath culture. Sculptures and a video presentation introduce the bath’s owners and various attendants in a fun and engaging show offered in several languages.

Touring ‘Hammam al-Basha’ Turkish Bath

The site is open every day of the week and charges an entry fee.

A visit to Akko’s Turkish bath can be combined with a day tour of Akko, Haifa and Caesarea, or a day tour in the north.

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