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Crusader Fortress

Acre, Israel
+972 4-995-6706
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The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this impressive fortress more than 700 years ago.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (54 reviews)
“dining hall” (5 reviews)
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Acre, Israel
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"audio guide"
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"archaeological site"
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"dining hall"
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"take your time"
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"underground city"
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"buy a combined ticket"
in 4 reviews
"amazing history"
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"interesting place"
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"knights hall"
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"rosh hanikra"
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"tel aviv"
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"combination ticket"
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"old town"
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"turkish bath"
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in the history of the area and specifically in the Templar era this is a must see. Part of the fortress has only been found in the 1990s, and everything is well preserved. Best to do it with a guided tour

Thank zuppiat
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

Built after the conquest of Acre by the Hospitaller and held until the subsequent fall to the Mamluks, This is a large and imposing building, but that's really all it is. There isn't actually that much to see. The overall structure of the fort is...More

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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

The old castle has been renovated beautifully with many instructive tablets on how this world functions. If one considers how many people killed and were killed in brutal ways, one should be modest about mankind.

Thank eddebruin
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

This is worth a visit, gorgeous architecture, well maintained and impressive. There were also some interesting art exhibits being shown there, in addition to the historical exhibit of the site itself, and we enjoyed both. If you plan on visiting several places in the city,...More

Thank 288rebecca
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Beautifully preserved crusader fortress under the streets of a walled citadel Very interesting part of the complicated history of this land Arabs and Jews live together amongst shops and restaurants A great place to tour and explore with a guide or tour

Thank LEB-FLA
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

Indeed, it's a whole crusader city underground, well described in English audio guide. Need at least 1.5-2 hours to fully enjoy it. I think it's the most valuable experience in Acco.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Very good value tour of the citadel taking you on a comprehensive journey through the ages. It took just over an hour to walk around. The ticket includes entrance to other museums around the old town and the tunnels. My only negative point regards the...More

Thank Saintsman1985
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

I took the ferry from Haifa on a retunr ticket (55 NS). The trip takes about an hour and it is the best way to approach old Akko. From the sea the town looks stunning and after getting off the ferry you are soon walking...More

Thank Baggywrinkle75
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Very large, underground archaeological site. The audio tour is a must. There is a great deal to see. Signs are in Hebrew and English. Lighting is very good and everything appears to be handicap accessible. Well worth the ticket price

Thank aggada
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Impressive fortress , however as other's mentioned the audio tour did not work well. Take lots of pictures, stunning.

Thank christychristy1
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mbandera
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Irwin R | Reviewed this property |
One ticket is all you need. Follow arrows on the floor. You should allow two hours, but it could also get to be twice the time if you really get into it.
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Elisheva H
August 13, 2017|
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Response from jaybeeFL | Reviewed this property |
Strongly suggest a carrier if you plan on touring the Templar tunnels and walking the fortress walls. There are numerous steps and uneven walkways, some from cobblestone so pushing a stroller would be problematic. Enjoy
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hasanayn114
October 27, 2016|
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Response from SDHAKALA | Reviewed this property |
The prior two answers are sound. The cheapest option is the train; taking an express bus /shared ride to Tel Aviv and then catching the train to Acre is probably fastest/cheapest without a rental car. (We took a shuttle to... More
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