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Crusader Fortress

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Address: Acre, Israel
Phone Number: 049956706
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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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Years ago, one had to go through a long narrow dark and messy tunnel to see the partially excavated Crusader Halls that form the foundation of the later day Acre Citadel. Now, as... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Years ago, one had to go through a long narrow dark and messy tunnel to see the partially excavated Crusader Halls that form the foundation of the later day Acre Citadel. Now, as part of a combination ticket that gives you admittance to it, and other old sites in the Old City of Acre (Akko), one can experience the size... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been many times to Acre without relaxing that there lays an ancient City below the already Very Old City of Acre. We were so glad and blown away from our discovery of the ancient city that was uncovered beneath layers of rocks, dirt and newer civilization. This is a must visit attraction!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely well preserved Crusader castle which was mostly built underground and then Israeli archaelogists have uncovered massive rooms from 1,000 years ago! Usually Israel does not create museums to an international standard - but this one is like a museum you would find in London or Washington DC! Truly amazing and great for families to walk around and see real... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a waste of time. Totally unappealing. Not very interesting at all. I would not recommend wasting time to visit this site.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel Europe extensively , seen many castles and fortresses in Germany, Italy, France, Scotland . But we never saw Hospitaliers castle, fortress and hidden underground passages of that magnitude. Excavations and archeological work is unbelievable. Unfortunately now place is used for some local entertainment , but if it needed to sustain this magnificent place, we can pretend not to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to Akko. The fortress is huge and the audio tour extremely informative. Overall I would highly recommend it to anyone who visits. My only criticism is that the audio tour is too sensitive and one step too many and you are unknowingly being told the next thing before finishing the first. Also great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a break from biblical history, but still want to visit a site where the sense of history (military, social and cultural) is still palpable, then the crusader fortress is one you don't want to miss when you're in Akko. Take your time to visit the various buildings/halls, use a written or audio guide, and you won't be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

we got the audio guide and it was just ok. Jumped around a bit depending on where you were standing. However, we did get a great overview of this fort.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

This place leaves me feeling sour. The Crusades were a turning point in world history, and as a time of mass upheaval and, for many, suffering, it's not really something to be celebrated. The site is owned by a semi-private corporation, and the effects of this have been noted in other reviews. No chance of staying here longer than you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

You must stop here for smoky the fortress and the crusader tunnels. It gives you great perspective on life then as well as how the defenses of the city worked from the inside and the daily life everyone experienced hundreds of years ago.

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