Saint John the Baptist Church

Christian Sites in Acre

The Saint John the Baptist Church is a church located in Old Town Acre in Galilee region, one of the most beautiful regions in the Holy Land. But you should not confuse it with the Franciscan ″Terra Sancta Church″ in the same city. It is very close to the coast, near the lighthouse. In fact, you can see it from a distance; when you’re driving into Acre. Moreover, the present church was built by the Franciscans of the Holy Land Custody in 1737, at the site of a former church dedicated to St. Andrew. It works as a parish church for the Catholic community of Latin or Roman rite. It was renovated in 1947.

Saint John the Baptist Church Opening hours:

So sadly the church is not open most of the time and there is very little time for actually visiting the church. But if you are still want to visit and perhaps pray there you can! Just make sure to come between the hours 10:30 – 12:30 AM. Visits to the Church may be scheduled in advance by calling Father Caorico that runs the church at (00)972-4-9910368.

I am also adding here some directions on how to get to the church. You can press the map at the bottom of the post, and it will get you there. Personally, I don’t think it is a must-see in Acre. In other words, for sure there are sites in Old Acre you should see first if you’re visiting Acre. But if you have some extra time why not! So what else can you see in Acre apart from Saint John the Baptist Church? Well, there are so many things, to be honest. Go to my Acre Ultimate Guide for more interesting spots to go to when touring Acre.

If you have any more questions do get in touch and I would gladly give you some tips and plan your ultimate trip to Israel! See you in the Holy Land.


Hi! My name is Arik Haglili, an Israeli native who decided to dedicate his life to share my knowledge about the Holy Land to those that are interested to know more about this amazing piece of land. My career as a private tour guide started at the International School For the Studying of the Holocaust and the rest is history. 

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