Khan a-Shawarda

Acre, Israel

Khan a-Shawarda (the Merchants' Inn) was most probably built by Dahar al-0mer in the 18th century. It has a square courtyard with the remains of a watering trough for livestock in its center. During the British Mandate, openings were made in the khan's courtyard from the north and the south in order to facilitate traffic. It is believed to be the site of a Clarissan Nuns convent dating back to the Crusader Period. History has it that when the Moslems took over the city, the nuns deliberately mutilated themselves by cutting off their noses so as not to surrender to the conquerors (Mondril made reference to this in 1697).

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Founded: 18th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Israel

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Amnon Hofman (14 months ago)
Khan that has places to eat and shop on the way to the fishing port
Dan Maarek (14 months ago)
One of the famous Khans in Akko. Why at night? Because it's the time when the restaurants in this square wake up, and the music start playing, and all the charm of the Middle East is at its best. Anyway all Akko at night is Magical!
Nana Nosha (4 years ago)
The most beautiful place in the world❤
Osama Asadi (4 years ago)
Authentic place. kind service . Wonderful attitude. Very clean. Disabled access.
Rashad Khazen (4 years ago)
Very nice but a little dirty
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