Haifa and Akko

Haifa is an industrial and commercial city to the north of Tel Aviv, and is also the home to the second holiest site of the Bahai faith. Akko’s old city is very fascinating and has a number of buildings that are centuries old, such as the crusader forts.

Israel Photo Gallery – Haifa and Acre

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I had fun in Haifa – it’s a very industrial and commercial city and acts as Israel’s logistics hub. A fast train connects it straight to Tel Aviv, the business hub. I thought Haifa was very efficient for that reason.

The city spreads over a hill overlooking the bay of Haifa. The Bahá’í World Centre, a UNESCO world heritage site, is located in the middle of the city, its gardens descending on the slopes of Mount Carmel to the main site, the shrine of the Bab.

Acre, or Akko, located north of Haifa, is well worth a day trip. It’s old city is full of ruins including sites that were used during by a slew of older civilizations including the crusaders. Akko is quite small, but has a dense concentration of religious sites for the Jews, Christians, Muslims, and the Bahá’ís.

Haifa

Acre / Akko

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Author: Priyank

Traveller, musician, blogger, bureaucrat. In that order. I'm very interested in trying new things and my interests are diverse. Food, people, places, technologies - I like them all. Whatever I do, I approach life with optimism and strive to make each day happy and fruitful.

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