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Crusader Fortress

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Address: Acre, Israel
Phone Number: +972-4-995-6706
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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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Incredible preservation

For history fans and fot those qho like the cruzades and templars stories. Veri well conservated. I strongly reccomend you have a local guide to improve the visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Fernando V
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For history fans and fot those qho like the cruzades and templars stories. Veri well conservated. I strongly reccomend you have a local guide to improve the visit

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Thank Fernando V
Or Yehudah, Tel Aviv, Israel
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63 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many people on tripadvisor seem to confuse the above-ground Citadel with the under-ground Crusader Fortress. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME! Let me try to make it easier to understand. They are two separate attractions, two separate buildings that happen to share the same GPS coordinates. First came the Crusader Fortress a thousand years ago. Time and dust covered it over.... More 

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2 Thank Yitzchak M
Canada
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68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The remains are dating from 1104 to 1291 and lie both, above and below today's street level. The fortress provides an exceptional picture of the capital of the medieval Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem. Do not think that 1h will be enough (at least 2 or 3h), do not finish walking - continue exploring! Every corner is really different with different... More 

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1 Thank koshkimyshki
Bala Cynwyd
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting site. Lots of walking, but does have some wheelchair accessibility. Lots of information and well presented. It takes a lot longer than you would think. We wound up spending so much time here that we were unable to visit other sites in Akko. Figure 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

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1 Thank Johanna B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We came here with low to moderate expectations and were blown away. I would highly recommend the audio guide. While it could be a little slow, it really added to the experience. A truly top attraction and a must see for history buffs.

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Thank Soo Kyong C
Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

If you want to listen to the recorded guide the visit could be very slow, anyway you can pass cuz the guide is by wifi so it starts automatically. If you know history it is nothing to new but you can go for a visit, once you are there! Why not?!

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Thank Emanuela C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I was only there for a short time but thus attraction had recently been upgraded and is both smart and interesting. A fantastic building with great rooms and ceilings and an underground passage way. There is excellent audio visual content. Very interesting and well worth a visit l.

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Thank saundersmb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We spent about 2 hours here and really just scratched the surface. Our guide that we were traveling with was very knowledgable and presented much of the history to us but there are also audio tours available and lots of displays to view as well. Very well maintained. Our 10 year old enjoyed going through the Templars tunnel.

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Thank cltb11
Seal Beach, California
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134 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Crusader Fortress is cool. But. You get an audio program and they tell you to follow the numbers on the floor to get around. I only have a couple college degrees, so I am not that smart. It was one of those days where you can't find where you are, and you just laugh at your mistakes, or theirs.... More 

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Netanya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

WE have visited several times and always something new - although it is actually very old - it is well restored that it always seems like the first time

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