Info: Acre

Acre is an Israeli coastal town on the Mediterranean coast, near Haifa Bay. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, believed to have been founded around 1500 BC.

There are many Baha’i holy sites around Acre, all originating when Bahá’u’lláh was imprisoned in the fortress of Acre and later released under house arrest during Ottoman rule.

The last years of his life, the prophet Bahá’u’lláh spent in Acre, first confined in prison and later in a large house on the outskirts of town with a beautiful Persian garden. This house is preserved today and is one of the Baha’i holy sites which along with other sites near Haifa, were declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

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