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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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+972 4-995-6706
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"audio guide"
in 54 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 8 reviews
"dining hall"
in 5 reviews
"great visit"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 6 reviews
"ancient history"
in 5 reviews
"buy a combined ticket"
in 4 reviews
"underground city"
in 8 reviews
"middle ages"
in 4 reviews
"wall museum"
in 4 reviews
"rosh hanikra"
in 5 reviews
"knights hall"
in 4 reviews
"tel aviv"
in 6 reviews
"interesting place"
in 6 reviews
"combo ticket"
in 4 reviews
"turkish bath"
in 6 reviews
"old town"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting Akko (acre) do not miss this place. The crusaders fortress is a real piece of history, very well restored. There are headphones in many languages with interesting info, about the history and the people who lived and passed through this city...More

Thank esty s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the Crusader Fortress and old town of Acre. Recommended as a day trip if you are staying in Haifa. The Crusader Fortress itself is well preserved and the plethora of information available to visitors is fantastic.

Thank huwcar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a museum, it is a piece of history presented in a detailed but light and interesting way. It describes the history of the land beginning just before Chrisitianity ending in modern times, in the original settings of the time. Any person of...More

Thank TZZ64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours visiting the Crusader Fortress. The architecture is very impressive and very well preserved. The audio guide is useful and free. We bought tickets to do all the attractions including this one which was the most interesting. A must do in...More

Thank Pierre A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum that had a great audio guide system. Try to schgedule your visit to the middle of the day as it is relatively cool down in the old parts of the fortress.

Thank Odd L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A neat old fortress with a few historical items and a explanations. Start here and you can pick up a combined ticket for a few interesting places in town. Well worth the visit!

Thank JenMosh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Crusader Fortress is the primary draw in Acco. The Fortress has major historical significance particularly through the crusader period. The archeological excavation is really amazing. You are literally walking through streets and in knights halls that are hundreds of years old. The exhibits are...More

Thank 8alanz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh, my beautiful country that is full of Treasure troves. So proud of our archeologists who find not only ancient Jewish artifacts but also the Crusaders even the during the ones from the Ottoman Era.

Thank sivalingam2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really did enjoy visiting the Fortress. I was mostly interested in the architecture of the building, especially the vaulted ceiling of the great hall. There were numerious multimedia projections on some of the wall and floors to further illustrate the history of the place....More

Thank Ono O
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Most people are acquainted with the Crusades - the religious/military enterprise which sought to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims back in the Middle Ages. What most people are not aware of is that the only truly successful Crusade was the very first one...More

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mbandera
6 March 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
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
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hasanayn114
28 October 2016|
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Response from Scott H | 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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