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“history comes alive in Akko”
Review of Crusader Fortress

Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Acre
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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.
Reviewed August 10, 2012

This place deserves its UNESCO award. There are a number of different halls most of which are amazingly large and their condition was surprising good for its age. The entrance - paid for by a British sponsor apparently - was shaded and very cool. Seemingly helpful ticket office - but they didnt tell me I could buy a combined ticket - there needed to be clearer signs showing how you buy combined tickets (Please note they are available)

We started wih a long walk down and after that hall seemed to follow hall. I had reservations over one hall which had an artificial floor - but I guess that is to protect the original. Renovation is on going and I hope it looks more like it has NOT been renovated when they have finshed

The signs were a tad difficult to follow, and the brief explanations on the signs were all too brief. Finally the tunnel. Dont do this if you are claustrophobic - I followed a slow moving French group and wished they moved faster. Also, I had to duck my head a number of tines ot avoid the low ceiling

After the crypt, we ended up in the Turkish Bazzar - a surpising end to what was other wise a wonderful experience

Thank davidzLondonEngland
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

It was pretty neato to be in a Crusader fortress. The fortress itself wasn't any better than other fortresses I've visited, but to be in the history was pretty awesome.

Thank Kbochick
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you're into history or religion this is a must-see! Huge caverns and halls and lots of information. It is possible to collect an information headset from the entrance but they require you to leave your passport. I refused as under UK travel advice i was advised never to let my passport out of sight (there were problems with forgeries in Israel a few years back) however it is still possible to view written descriptions as you explore.

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Reviewed June 17, 2012

This was well worth the trip from Haifa by train and made a lovely day trip. You can spend hours there searching, marveling, and admiring. The audio tour is sufficient but a real guide could have been more helpful. There is too much history here for the audio tapes to cover. Leave some time to visit the outdoor market across town.

Thank bfeathers01
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Very well presented, and still undergoing rennovation expansion. Gave a great perspective of architecture during the Crusader period.

Thank Dave R
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