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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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Medieval authenticity

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... read more

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

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Anyone who has read or heard of the Crusades, the military religious orders in the Holy Land, the Knights Templars, the Knights of St. John, ...has to feel it, and as a whole city compound nothing can beat this immense installation in Akko. Impressive underground halls, remains of churches, streets, hospital installations,.... astounding well conserved and presented with highest conservation... More 

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

very interesting reconstructing the atmosphere of the crusaders period. we were visiting with children 3 and a half and one and half and it seems every one was fascinated.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The crusader city has been quite thoroughly excavated. The great halls with high arched ceilings, the streets of the city, were pretty amazing The curatorial/historical documentation was quite good. But the commercialization, and the busy-ness of the exhibits detracted from the experience.

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The 'must see' experience in Akko. Very informative audioguide and a lot of layers of history. Well worth the visit

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Olean, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Amazing in an eerie way.....just they way it was left buried in the sand over 1000 years ago.......the secret passage to the sea, the knights hall, the grand dining room......it all adds up to a real view of the past, and the crusades.

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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The complex includes six semi-joined halls and norrow alleys one of the outstanding fortress that i have ever seen in my Life

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The old Acre lies underneath the town of today. Only a small part has been undigged, such as the crusaders Fortress. Ist amazing what they built over 1000 years ago. The whole place has a special atmosphere and gives a Feeling of wandering through times.

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Corozal Town, Belize
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The tour does not allow enough time to read and visit all the parts of the Fortress - maybe a private tour would - otherwise go on your own - take your time and you might appreciate Acre more. It is neat and massive but did not inspire one to relive the past as some historic sites do - but... More 

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Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

OK, so there are a lot of big rooms and you get to be in the shade instead of the beating down Israeli sun -- but basically, the archaeologists know almost nothing about this place, so there are a lot of guesses and not a lot of answers. There are better ways to spend your time, in my opinion.

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Address: Acre, Israel
Phone Number: +972-4-995-6706
Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Northern District  >  Acre

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