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Crusader Fortress

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Address: Acre, Israel
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+972 4-995-6706
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The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this...

The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this impressive fortress more than 700 years ago.

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The history here is a wonder. The stories of the Crusades and the Knights Templar come directly to life here.

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Alicante, Spain
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490 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The history here is a wonder. The stories of the Crusades and the Knights Templar come directly to life here.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fortress is a great attraction. We spent there over 2 hours. Best approach is to follow route shown in tourist guide. They also give you free electronic guide (you just need to live one of your ids with them as a security measure).

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Torremolinos, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our bus tour. The fortress is pretty impressive and in fairly good shape for its age. We also went through the escape tunnel to the sea-you have to duck for a ways unless you're 4 feet tall. Definitely a must-see.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a site that is very well setup. Multi-language audio guide is very helpful. The site is really well preserved. It is amazing how much has been invested to give the tourist a great history of the location.

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Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge and beautifully preserved 12C citadel. Apparently, Acre was the largest and richest port of the First Crusader Kingdom (and Middle East at the time?). Wikipedia claims "it had a population of around 25,000" by 1130s. Certainly no expenses spared! We were exceptionally lucky to be only one of two families visiting at the time (in early April), which... More 

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Munich, Germany
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very carefully display. Clean and technically perfect. If there is only one historic place to visit in Acre, this is it!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressive fortress. The architecture is amazing and has been excavated and restored beautifully. A real window into the past.

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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small historic and archaeological attraction. Nothing very special, but nice to have, especially if you want something relatively short.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many sites in Israel have astounded me as to the preservation of such ancient history - this is yet another example. Great narrative accompanies the fortress - beautiful setting as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum type tour with our personal guide Marc coles from believeland tours. History is rich and exciting.

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