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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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Even if history is not your cup of tea this place is a must! Take a tour with the audio device so you'll know what you are looking for. It's available in several major languages .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if history is not your cup of tea this place is a must! Take a tour with the audio device so you'll know what you are looking for. It's available in several major languages .

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot believe what has been unearthed here - Shah someone came in and buried the whole city that had been Crusaders under earth and rebuilt - this is what he covered and it is an amazing restoration and hugely worth a visit. Cleopatra's daughter was in Akko and so was Napoleon's army (briefly, shot between the two defensive walls). A... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Call it the Citadel or the Fortress, really a large part of Acre is part of this crusader site. At the moment some of the large halls have excellent displays and light shows, which bring the place alive. But please also walk the alleys along the seawall - they will complete this picture as a strong, unassailable stronghold of crusader... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully presented and fascinating. Certainly one of the most interesting sites I've visited (and I'm not particularly into castles!). A great experience.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I could not get over how well this restoration was carried out. All exhibits were clearly marked and histrionically explained in great detail. The exhibit rooms were vast and filled with art treasures from the 10 and 11 centuries..

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

This site is well preserved and has been upgraded to become a very well integrated piece of history. We came with a private guide, so had a very easy time of navigating but there are self audio guides that have many areas where the story of the crusaders is told. Worth the price of admission of 30Nis pp. I could... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

kids loved it and the adults too. beautifully restored piece of crusader history that is fun to explore

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

OK this is pretty simple: anyone who likes history, or anything related to medieval Europe, or Christianity, or the Templar/Hospitaller orders, or excavation, or urban planning -- YOU HAVE TO VISIT THIS SITE. If this were located in Europe, it would be considered a must-see attraction for all tourists; but given that it is stuck in a regional seaside town... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

It is a unique halls and fortress going back to the 10th-13th centuries which was restored brilliantly .Above the courtyard,is the Turkish/ottoman fortress which has connection to the jewish struggle against the British Mandat for independence

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The underground tour of the Crusader Fortress in Acre was the highlight of my visit there. As you step down into the underground caverns, you're essentially walking back through almost 1,000 years of history. The very deepest levels predate the Crusades and date to the period 700 AD. The preservation and display approaches are among the best I've seen in... More 

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