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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
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Informative little adventure. The fortress it's self is beautiful, lots of good historical information posted around the structure. The tunnel is very neat.

Thank srebro
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

It’s a big part of why you come to Akko! Layer upon layer of history beautifully preserved. The automatically advancing audio tour is a little sensitive though.

Thank FarAway666765
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

So nice to see such old history. Very nice to go with kids. Very easy to walk and good lights too. Amazing how old this is. Must see

Thank NatashaWEg
Reviewed December 18, 2017

the Fortress has been cleaned and prepared to be visited after 800 years that it was impossible to see and understand what the Hospitalers built in the 11th Century, but,still we can criticize a few things of how the fortress or the visit is done....More

1  Thank Temper43
Reviewed December 17, 2017

It's a very big citadel beneath the streets of the walled city. There's a very interesting and informative multi-lingual audio tour with many stops around the citadel (the earphones are not too comfortable, but other than that...), even the kids loved it. There are many...More

Thank Nir L
Reviewed December 13, 2017

go back centuries and relive the past. the audio tour is excellent and included in the entrance ticket. buy the all-in ticket for all sights.

Thank Bob K
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
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

2  Thank macedonboy
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
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

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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 uncleyuri | Reviewed this property |
By public transportation: You can get to Acre either by bus or by train. If you choose the bus option, you take a bus to Haifa (960 egged, about 2 hour ride) and then a bus to Acre (bus 271 by nativ express company ~30... More
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