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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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Absolutely fascinating experience, was interesting even for our kids aged 6 and 8. Plan 2+ hours to spend in the Citadel. Could be made even better with some life-size figures of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely fascinating experience, was interesting even for our kids aged 6 and 8. Plan 2+ hours to spend in the Citadel. Could be made even better with some life-size figures of the citadel's inhabitants.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get to walk thru the Hospitalers area of the city and admire the exhibits on the crusades. The fortifications are impressive to see.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Israel is really doing well in preserving the past for future generations. Here you will be in another "live" archaeological on-going project and that already uncovered is presented not only nicely, but for everyone including your kids (I really like that: small kids games here and there). It is a must go.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see the building style of Crusades and learn about their wars One importent thing, there is no free toilet, they take 3 shekels for 1 use.

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tel aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its really amazing fortress in the old old city in acre and the place underground you could imagine how i was lost ang my friend. we tooked pictures till our group are nowhere to find!

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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing archeological dig that took over 20 years is exposes to the visitor the underground Crusader city of Akko (Acre). One can understand and absorb an important chapter in the history of the Holy Land.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole thing is markedly impressive if a little disjointed - a sense of awe but not much sense of story. Would have made more sense to use British voice overs on the English audio equipment rather than American. Tunnels were fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really a top site. The audio guide is made to appeal more to children than adults. The staff is generally unhelpful, and either does not understand English and/or just answers in monosyllables. The audio guide stopped working on nr. 30 of 40, and the guided walk drops you off in the middle of the old town, with no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fortress is very nicely redone without overbuilding it. I was there for the opera festival in the courtyard and there is no more wonderful experience. Even when it's hot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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