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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 9 August 2017

Better to get a guide or guide book as the audio guide included is fairly poor. At the time there was a stage set up which blocked a lot of wireless stations to go to. Other than that it is very impressive.

Thank Slapheado
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

While the hot sun relentlessly bales all who walk under it, the crusaders halls were a wonderful refugee, and with air-conditioning too! The Voice explanations add to the experience and make this site a must visit on Acre. The layers of history exposed to the...More

Thank ezaton
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A nice piece of history with audio guide recommended to yhose who want to see the amazing history of this cuty

Thank AmosBer
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Part of old Accre activities for historical place investigators . Good for history lovers and for education groups. You can take guided tour in that place .

Thank IvanB2012
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Acre and the Crusader Fortress is an awesome archaeological site to visit. I visited many many years ago, and the amount of additional discoveries was impressive. They have done a great job of excavating and explaining what happened here. This is definitely a site you...More

1  Thank dagsmith
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went through this with a private tour guide so I can't comment on the audio guides. It was a truly remarkable thing to see such a well preserved structure from the crusader period. Having a complete building to walk through makes it easy to...More

Thank Cherry Creek C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

There is an abundance of fascinating history in Acre. They have done a great job of excavating and explaining what happened here. It is worth the trip and worth getting a guide to help you understand it all. Parts of it are getting "touristy," but...More

Thank steve1050
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure if my family's expectations were really high or not but we came away a little disappointed by the fortress. Yes it's really old and yes the architecture is exciting to look at but there's not much else to see as you wander...More

1  Thank stuartled
Reviewed 11 July 2017

They are still digging and renovating but the part open to the public is beatifully done and very impressive. Entering thru a lovely garden with big ficus trees, one delves into the past and into vaults with great pillars and halls. You can hear the...More

Thank yanem
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Acre is a literal blast from the past! You can grab a nice lunch of humous and felafel at the Arab restaurant on the harbor, then walk along the water fortress walls up the street to the Castle. It is amazingly preserved and restored. Israelis...More

1  Thank Jarred F
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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
28 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
22 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