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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.
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Acre, Israel
+972 4-995-6706
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Acre was an important port for pilgrims traveling from Europe to the Holy Land. The massive solidly built fortress evokes images of the days of the crusading knights. There are banners and pictures inside depicting scenes of the era. This is at the centre of...More

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Was very impressed with preserved and massive fortress. The Knights community potties were the high light. Defecation must have been quick a social affair. Who knew ? The massive dining hall was amazing. Nice place to cool off

Thank Jonmun
Reviewed 8 June 2017

One of the most fascinating places I have ever visited. An underground crusader city in wonderful condiition. One expects to meet a knight in shining armour coming round the corner.

Thank Leah M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The Crusader Fortress is so interesting. It is presented really well with light displays and sound reenactments. I highly recommend the audio tour that is available in all languages. I really enjoyed this historic venue. If there is any negative it would be that it...More

Thank Librabby
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Lots to see here but it doesn't take that long to wander through the site and displays. Certainly if in Acre I'd recommend a visit. Well presented and interesting

Thank teticat
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

It is amazing to see how well preserved is the fortress and also to know about the history that happened there. Greeks, Jewish, crusades... all those groups have a history in Akko.although the main reference during the visit relies on the Crusades period.

Thank THRP
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

If you are in AKKO you will appreciate this place. So much history and the preserved ruins are incredible. An old latrine room? Seriously, you need to see. Monks lived here and cared for crusaders in need.

Thank sueschene
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were fortunate to visit the Crusader Castle with Dina Horn from Enjoy Israel Tours. Dina's knowledge enabled us to really explore the castle and marvel at the brilliance of its architecture. This is an amazing world heritage site and a testament to the skill...More

Thank ElizabethWeldon
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The crusader fortress is not to be missed and not to be rushed - allow plenty of time and try to get a good guide as there are so many layers of history intertwined in this place.

Thank Autraliantraveller
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Toured this fortress as part of our cruise ship excursion and so glad we did. If you are interested in the history of the Crusades and specifically the Templar Knights, this is the place for you. It is well preserved and maintained with both a...More

2  Thank jaybeeFL
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Elisheva H
13 August 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
27 October 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
21 June 2016|
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Response from Adrian Y | Reviewed this property |
The website for the castle has the prices. I can't post the website name here (TripAdvisor rules) but search for Akko crusader museum and follow the links. The Okashi museum is essentially an art gallery - well worth it and... More