The Turkish Baths was built at the end of the 18th century by Governor of Acre, Jazzar Pasha. At first it was called “Hama al-Jadid” (the new Hamam), but its name was subsequently changed to Hamam al-Basha (the Pasha’s hamam), in honor of el-Jazzar. Map.
The Turkish bath’s construction was part of the transformation of Acre during the Ottoman Period from a small fishing village (primarily at the hands of al-Jazzar Pasha) into a teeming port city and a major construction and trade center.
During his reign, el-Jazzar strove to further the city in many and varied ways. Among his accomplishments is the aqueduct which led the well water to the city, the breakwater for safe docking at the port and major buildings such as the Khan el-Umdan – Acre’s largest mosque – his luxurious palace and of course, the Turkish bath.
|Prices in Shekels|
|Sites in Acre only|
|1||Combined ticket + Turkish Bath||62||54||49|
Sites in Acre + Rosh Hanikra
|6||Combined ticket + Turkish Bath + Rosh Hanikra||95||80||74|
|7||Combined ticket + Rosh Hanikra (including cable car)||73||62||59|
|8||Turkish bath + Rosh Hanikra (including cable car)||58||47||46|
Sites in Acre + the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum
|9||Combined ticket + Turkish bath + Yad Layeled, the Children’s Museum at the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum||72||64||59|
|10||Combined ticket + Yad Layeled, the Children’s Museum at the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum||50||46||44|
|11||Turkish bath + the Children’s Museum at the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum||35||31||28|
Tickets between the blue and the green in Western Galilee –a Super ticket
|12||Combined ticket + Turkish bath + Yad Layeled, the Children’s Museum at the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum||87||87||87|
|Acre + Haypark zoo|
|13||Hospitaller Fortress+ Okashi Museum+ Templar Tunnel+ Haypark zoo||66||66||66|
|14||Hospitaller Fortress+ Okashi Museum+ Templar Tunnel+ Haypark zoo+ Turkish Bath||87||87||87|
- Hospitaller Fortress (Knights’ Halls)
- The Okashi Museum
- The Templar Tunnel
- The ‘Treasures in the Walls’ Ethnographic Museum.