We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“history comes alive in Akko” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crusader Fortress

Crusader Fortress
Book In Advance
More Info
$103.00*
and up
Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre Day Trip from Tel Aviv
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Acre
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this impressive fortress more than 700 years ago.
London England
Level Contributor
74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“history comes alive in Akko”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank davidzLondonEngland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

386 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    246
    113
    23
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Hagerstown, Maryland
Level Contributor
368 reviews
275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Cool”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2011
Helpful?
Thank Kbochick
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2011
Helpful?
1 Thank Callum_Mac88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Harrisburg
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A must see in Akko”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

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.

Helpful?
Thank bfeathers01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Must See in Akko!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

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

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank Dave R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Crusader Fortress also viewed

Acre, Northern District
 
Acre, Northern District
Acre, Northern District
 

Been to Crusader Fortress? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing