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“Disappointing and offensive”

Hamam El Basha Museum
Ranked #7 of 20 things to do in Acre
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Owner description: The Hamam Museum in Old Acre“The story of the Last Bathhouse Attendant," a multi-screen, walk-through dramatic presentation in the Hamam Basha Ottoman-era bathhouse in Old Acre http://www.curator.co.il/page5.html
Statesboro, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Disappointing and offensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

The entire "tour" is "led" by a film character talking about the history of the place. Problem is, the actors on the film make fools of themselves by acting silly and stereotypically. I was really bothered by this.

Visited July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Visit only if you've never been in a Hamam before”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

This Hamam is beautifully kept and nicely represents the Hamam culture of the Ottoman empire. If you never got a chance to visit a Hamam, go there as an introduction to a visit in an operational Hamam, preferably in Turkey. If you already have been in a Hamam, don't bother. The real thing is much better and in any case the one in Acre is just a museum and you it would just increase your cravings for it.

Visited June 2014
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Givat Olga
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“disappointing, better to skip”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

I saw those beautiful pictures of the ceiling and light coming through and decided that it is worth a visit. Well,it is not. There is nothing except this and long story that you hear is boring,and you wait for something interesting,and it doesn't happen. So if you must go, simply walk through and be out after 5 minutes,still it will cost you 25 shekels,but you wouldn't be so disappointed.But even better - skip it and simply wander the streets of old AKko,they are worth every minute of your time

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Short of actually being a working hamam this was great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

The exhibition was great and gave you a feel of the sort of conversations, stories and characters that inhabit a working bath house (not to mention the fact that the history of the bathhouse itself was explained)

Each rooms use was explained and narration continuity was kept throughout. I have used working hamams before but i found i learnt something new about them from the exhibition.

Visited June 2014
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Illinois City, Illinois
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“Historic Turkish Bath”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Con: really bad movie
Pro: The movie relayed the spirit of generations of bath workers.
Con: distracting plot introduced in more recordings
Pro: really cool Turkish bath and I've never been to one so it was worth the fiver.

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