Knights' Halls
Knights' Halls
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This place does a really nice job. It’s well organized and easy to follow through the various halls. I learned a lot about the history of Akko, particularly the Crusades era.

They give you and audio guide which helps supplement the information provided via signage. It took us about 90 minutes to work through the various halls. We move fairly quickly so some people might need a few hours here.

Very worthwhile.
Written 24 April 2023
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Travelibrarian
Istanbul, Türkiye185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is a lovely place to wander. The audio guide wasn't really to my taste, but did have some interesting things to say and was included in the price of the ticket. Well worth a visit.
Written 24 March 2023
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Mary
Tucson, AZ36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Knights ' Halls is a series of halls opening into a large courtyard. They were used by the Hospitallers as a welcome center and hospital. Each one is distinctive and makes sense of what we know of Crusades and Crusaders with their thoughtful exhibits. You can even visit Latrine Hall off the courtyard.
Written 11 March 2023
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Brun066
Florence, Italy13,151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The "Knights" in this case are the "Hospitaliers" ones, that is the first of the monastic-chivalric orders present in the Holy Land, founded in 1113 and which at that time had its main headquarters in the recently conquered Jerusalem. As the name suggests, they hosted and if necessary treated travelers in their own "Hospitium", so large that at the end of the 12th century it welcomed about 1000 customers.
After 1191, Jerusalem having been conquered by Salah-a-Din, the headquarters of the Hospitallers was forcibly moved to the new capital, Akko, in the huge citadel of which these halls are a part. As the headquarters in Akko became the main one, it had to be radically expanded, and it's from this period that the mighty columned vaulted halls that we still admire today date from.
After the fall of Akko at the hands of the Mamluks (1291), the citadel was partially destroyed, but these mighty halls, given their very mass, have survived up to the present day and today they are perfectly arranged for public visits.
The visit is adequately accompanied by explanatory supports, fixed (panels) and mobile (films). At the end of the circuit, the traveler will have an adequate knowledge of the organization of the Hospitallers, of their war and peace practices, of their daily life. Some selected material finds, configuring a real traditional museum, accompany the exhibition.
Post Scriptum. Perhaps it should be remembered that the Knights Hospitallers, due to the movement of their headquarters after the fall of Akko, will subsequently be called "of Cyprus", "of Rhodes", of Malta".
Written 22 February 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Knights' Hall celebrates the Crusaders who occupied Akka. The Knights Templar were an order of knights who dedicated themselves to recovering the Holy Land for Christianity. The flags and banners in the Knights' Hall provide an evocative reminders of times past.
Written 27 December 2022
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The entrance fee is not cheap but definitely worth the price.
The visit takes more than 1 hour and you have this audio guide you carry with you and tells it all.
You won't miss a thing and it was really worth the time/
Enjoy
Written 27 September 2022
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B T
London, UK1,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
There are many underground spaces once used by the Knight's Templar including parts of an old street, a dining hall and a church that are now underground. They are well worth visiting
Written 21 April 2022
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golouis99
Jerusalem, Israel596 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
This was a fascinating hour of recently excavated early medieaval underground rooms, halls, crypts. Buy a combined ticket for other attractions in the Old City of Akko (Acre). Get an audio self-guide at the entrance with a choice of some 10 languages. The displays are well presented and easy to understand. We had a little trouble finding our way out at the end but that merely added to the fun. Very young children won't find this interesting but adults and young adults will.
Written 13 May 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is a must see when in the old fortress. The place is very well maintained and has interactive exhibits to give visitors an idea of how it was like.
Written 4 November 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
This is a great archaeological tourist attraction, located in Acre.
The information is abundant and the place is very nicely laid-out for exploration.
Written 27 June 2020
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