Acre / Periods: Crusader, Mameluke, Turks.

In northern Israel, between Haifa and Nahariyya, in the coastal town of Acre, lies Khan al-Umdan. Built during the Ottoman era of Ahmed Jezzar Pasha, it is one of the remarkable projects that have been built.

Not far from many holy places as Church of Saint Andreas, Maronite House, The Church of Saint George. Built during the Ottoman era of Ahmed Jezzar Pasha, it is one of the remarkable projects that have been built. We can observe, a rather large building of forty columns of granite that were taken from Caesarea Atlit and the ruins of the monuments during the period of the crusades of the Acre itself. Due to its proximity to the port, Khan al-Umdan is a strategic and central trading place throughout its history.Overcoming the building we have a clock tower dating from 1960, which was added adjacent to the main entrance of the Khan to commemorate the Silver Jubilee. From the rule of the Ottoman Sultan Abd al-Hamid II. Traders arriving in Acre used the Khan as a warehouse while the second floor functioned as a youth hostel. In 2001, Khan al Umdan was designated World Heritage Site, viewed from the sea.

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