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Crusader Fortress

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Address: , Acre, Israel
Phone Number: +972-4-995-6706
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Description: The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this...
The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this impressive fortress more than 700 years ago.
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Knights Templar

Acre was the cherry on the cake for me, a deep rooted interest in the Crusades and this was a visit not to miss. What they have discovered here - and the discoveries continue - is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Bogota, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Acre was the cherry on the cake for me, a deep rooted interest in the Crusades and this was a visit not to miss. What they have discovered here - and the discoveries continue - is incredible and to witness how these "warriors" lived and survived was amazing. A must-see destination if you find yourself in this fantastic area of... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

An incredible archaeological site, perhaps the best place to experience the Crusader presence in Israel. The remains of medieval Acre were found under the Ottoman city of Akko. The site includes, parts of the Hospitallers citadel, underground tunnel, prison, toilets, and streets. The town of Akko has done great deal to make this a first rate tourist site. They need... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

cool to see--do not miss if you are in town--but not mind-blowing. could have done better to explain what we were looking at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of the best restored places Mostly below ground level, so its perfect for escaping the heat. Kids loved to run from place to place and learn about the life 700 hundreds years ago An example of how to present an amazing landmark.

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Huge, extensive underground halls, continuous, and almost never ending. Very well done for kids, Audio guide annoying, and hard to negotiate.

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Shlomi, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have wanted to the Templars' Halls and Crusader Fortress since it was renovated a few years ago. It didn't disappoint. The entrance is through beautiful gardens which are restful and provide lovely shade while you are sorting out the tickets. Audio guides are available in a range of languages and really you will be lost without one. The place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We went here with the intention of spending a couple of hours at the most but we were in for around 4 hours! You really need a lot of time here to absorb the place as it's mind boggling considering how long it's been there & how much history has passed in that time! It is so vast & there... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I have been to Acre many times and never visited this site until now. It is definitely a must-do and a visit to the Old City without going here will leave you with only half the picture of the city's history. The entrance is next to the Police Station just before you enter the actual Old City. Through an arched... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Really enjoyed seeing how this site was used by various cultures over time. My kids were interested to see how sucessive occupiers built on the previous structures. Fascinating how the fortess was used as prison.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This surpassed our expectations. This fortress was so well preserved that with little addition to walls we are faced with the authentic design of tunnels, ceilings, medieval rooms and it feels like the movies. We were impressed by the size of it too, and it was well worth us driving out of our way to see this. I recommend planning... More 

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