Fodor's Expert Review Al-Basha Turkish Bathhouse

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Built for Pasha al-Jazzar in 1781, Akko's remarkable Turkish bathhouse (Hamam al-Basha, in Arabic) was in use until 1947. Don't miss the sound-and-light show called The Story of the Last Bath Attendant, set in the beautiful bathhouse itself. You follow the story, with visual and audio effects, from the dressing room decorated with Turkish tiles and topped with a cupola, through the rooms with colored-glass bubbles protruding from the roof domes. The glass bubbles send a filtered green light to the steam rooms below.

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Al-Jazzar St.
Akko, Northern District  2430122, Israel

04-995–6707

www.akko.org.il

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Rate Includes: Combination ticket NIS 46

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