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Address: Acre, Israel
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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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If you are intereted in history then you must include this on your itinerary.

As a reader of histtoricl novels including novels which are about the Crusader time it was great to see with my own eyes the walls and the ports. What I disliked was the Israeli... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Devon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As a reader of histtoricl novels including novels which are about the Crusader time it was great to see with my own eyes the walls and the ports. What I disliked was the Israeli jets which patrol and intimidate the people of the area.

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Learn about the virtual soap opera of Crusader existence - Templars vs. Hospitallers, vs. Genoans, vs. everyone else you can imagine. All within a gorgeously rehabilitated structure that survived centuries through sheer luck. The head phones are helpful, but the WiFi occasionally succumbs to centuries of thick stone walls. A tour is a great idea. Don't miss the only extant... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

As other reviewers mentioned, you have to pay for the bathroom. Completely ridiculous given the ticket prices. It's worth visiting though! We got a combined ticket at Rosh Hanikra that saved a few shekels and some time. This is a wonderful site, well preserved and fascinating. As others have observed, the museum itself is not well done. Videos are played... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

there are nothing here, guys please check again. the place is locked, look like a ghost fortress. do anyone have any update?

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North Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

When seeing the sites in Akko, we ended up paying for an attraction twice as it was included in our site pass that we purchased in front of the Citadel. The attraction itself was amazing and the history fascinating, however, our audio tour had issues and it was impossible to find a person to replace the recorder. Needless to say,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The history is very interesting, the site fascinating, and the surroundings historic. But do bring a proper guide along, or you wont really know what you are looking at.

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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A very unique experience of where the Crusaders gathered before re-taking Jerusalem, and other interesting times. Take the tunnel to the sea. See the catapult balls. The fleur-de-lis inscribed on one of the walls. Just a really neat place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Recognized by UNESCO as world heritage, this beautiful crusader's fortress, left intact by pure chance, is an interesting, enlightening and fun place to visit, for the all ages. it has plenty of explanations, films, multimedia and exhibition of ancient crafts. It is kept clean, up-to-date, easy to find your way around and with easy access and parking. An adventure for... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Discover the crusaders fortress. Even try out 1 of the escape routes to the Mediterean Sea, you can feel the current of the air.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Fortress is undoubtable one of the best preserved buildings of the Crusader era in Israel. The architecture is just so different than any other era. Bring your cameras to enjoy and try to avoid using your flash, as that will wash-out the beautiful ambient color. Finally, watch your head, as there are some low passageways.

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