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“Mostly boring large halls but two things you shouldn't miss” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crusader Fortress

Crusader Fortress
Acre, Israel
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Acre
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this impressive fortress more than 700 years ago.
Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Mostly boring large halls but two things you shouldn't miss”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

One big hall after the other. OK got it. Old and big.

But two things here one mustn't miss:

The first is the cellar which they suppose was a prison: Go down there, and imagine yourself being locked there in the dark - Chilling.

The second might scare some - A long, narrow and low tunnel. You feel just like in a movie. Don't miss!

You should, however, return the audio guide before you enter the tunnel, because the tunnel leads you out of the confine.

P.S. My wife really loved the halls, so may not be so boring after all :)

Visited July 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Best place in Akko!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Crusader Fortress is amazing!!!
The moment you enter the fortress you are stunned.
The old archway and the hall are so high and impressive.
Don't miss the old prison.
The air down there is weird and you get a shiver....to know that so many years ago there were real people kept prisoners and were tortured.
The entire subterranean city is breathtaking. This was built a long time ago and still stands!
A masterpiece of art!

Visited November 2012
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Paris, France
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“in restauration process”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

we went last month to the crusader frotress, even though is in restauration process, the final work is excellent, a cool perspective of the ancient fortress

Visited May 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“GReat place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Went with the family and spent a few hours just wandering around the place. They were doing some construction so we missed out on some things-but still well worth it. If you can, get the audio program as the readable info sheets around the place are few and far between.

Visited April 2013
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“Glad To See That The Work Here Continues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I have been in the Crusader halls and tunnels years ago but our recent trip to Akko this May enabled my wife and I to see just how much work has been done to uncover much more of what is extant at this location. This is not only an attraction well worth one's time but also is a place to get out from under the hot sun during the high season. However, be aware that if you find yourself in need of a bathroom, there is one inside the fortress with an attendant who will charge you 3 shekels [about a dollar] to use it. Outside there are other facilities you can use without charge.

Visited May 2013
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