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Crusader Fortress

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Address: Acre, Israel
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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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Great crusaders fortress from the 11-12 century

The most important historical site in Acre , is this fortress , consists of many halls , partly underground, from the crusaders era in Israel . Unbelievable architecture very nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Herzliya, Israel
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Herzliya, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The most important historical site in Acre , is this fortress , consists of many halls , partly underground, from the crusaders era in Israel . Unbelievable architecture very nice preserved . Don't miss the old dining hall . Take an hour to visit . 10 US DLRS admission. Not to be missed .

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The fortress itself is amazing, they have taken great care to showcase the way life 'would have been' during the 12th century and by using the audio guides allow for a fantastic learning experience. My children ages 5 and 11 were able to enjoy the tour as much as we were although since my 5 year old was free he... More 

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Martinez, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The structure itself is interesting and well worth visiting. Some interesting Museum pieces from different eras, but the presentation is a bit hokey. Still worth a visit

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Thank KatieCA444
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth the time and money. Plan about 2 hours or a little less depending on how much reading you want to do. The free headphones that narrate the story had problems. Each person in our group had times when the signal didn't pick up. While a bit of an irritation, it didn't take away from the magnificence of the... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful well preserved excavated compound including halls, courtyards, prisons, dining hall, latrine

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Rehovot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic surprise and what a piece of European / Crusader / Islamic history. I doubt that there i any place in the world that comes even close to the amazing Knight's Halls and the fantastic reconstruction work done in opening this remarkable place to the public. When you visit Israel this is a Historical site that must NOT... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice portrayal of the crusaders in akko 1090-1290 a.d. the old town of acre is worth the trip from tel aviv even without this crusader fortress. near to the arabesque in acre boutique hotel, the best hotel in israel.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth travelling to Akko (Acre) just to see this historic site alone. I walked from the railway station - about 40 mins - because I needed the exercise. But the historical sites in Akko are not all that well signposted, so maybe a taxi is the better option for most. If you do decide to walk to the various... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place you mist go with at least 2 hours to really take your time reading and learning with the audio explanation. When you buy the ticket for visiting you get also other tickets of other places. I suggest getting there at least at 9 am by bus or car and if by bus you can now return... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Crusader complex is under the Ottoman fort.It was the headquarters of the Knights Hospitallers. It includes a Refectory, 6 halls, and a sewerage tunnel which has been cleared to allow access to the Gothic church. The whole site is brilliantly preserved and not to be missed.

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