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The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this impressive fortress more than 700 years ago.
Acre, Israel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I don't know how someone could be "a bit underwhelmed" at a place like the Crusader Fortress, unless he/she has seen, I don't know, truly other-worldly underground fortresses? I, at least, thought the Crusader Fortress was super impressive, much more so than I was expecting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far one of the most amazing places I've been to. This archriological discovery and the restoration work is absolutely stunning You gave an audio guide that recognizes where you are and gives you an explanation. The halls are beautiful, the work done...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Havital M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking forward to exploring the crusader fortress but was somewhat dissapointed by the whole experience. Granted the fortress is huge but beyond that, there's not all that much going for it. The interior has exhibits and tries to explain the history of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hannah75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This fortress has seen four thousand years of history and is a wonderful place to absorb so much of the history of this area. The Crusades are at the heart of it but it also covers Ottoman history as well as having been a British...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ricky39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For history lovers, especially history of the crusades, the fortress is really magnificent. The audio guide is good, buy the ticket for the underground downtown too

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RolandK1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This well perservet Hospitaller fortress needs at least one or two hours to visit. There is a huge exposition of crusader and moslim daily items as well as exciting huge dinning hall. I reccomend to by ticket comined with other places to save your money.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ján S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its so amazing.... I just couldnt believe it! The constructions, maintenance and museography are simply spectacular!! It was such a joy, strolling inside the museum with the earguide.... its very well develop and it makes your visit very entertaining! Loved it!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive with light shows and video depictions of Templar life and history. The Hospitaliers of Knights of St John occupied this fortress with lavish halls and hidden tunnels.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CombatCritic
Reviewed 12 December 2018

the history comes alive as you tour the ancient structures in this area. Think of Saladin and the crusaders.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kathrynt419
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This massive underground Crusader City was so well built that it was impossible to destroy so subsequent conquerors of Acre used the Crusader Halls as rubbish dumps and filled them up with their refuse which eventually blocked the entrance and they then built their own...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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6 March 2018|
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Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
yes ,one ticket for all, even to be used over two or more days. knightshal is in the fortress. it will take a good part of e day to see all. very well indicated by numbered arrows on the floor. come early and you will able... More
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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
28 October 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