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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Acre, Israel
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

It wasn't a long tour (1-2hrs) but nicely curated and easy to follow numbers on the floor. Highly recommend!

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting space, almost spooky. Worth the visit. Audio guide was glitchy...it kept changing depending on where I stood. The narrative was all positive, with rose colored glasses, conveniently avoiding any of the nasty bits of history. It could be better if they modeled it after...More

Thank jmiller1958
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Strong impact once passing the entrance, old trees between old walls. have been there at a evening avant premier opera, but i was told that is very interesting to visit the site during the day.

Thank Andy J
Reviewed 26 August 2017

After visiting Jerusalem, it's interesting to see this totally different style and another period in history

Thank Mo C
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is a must-see for anyone visiting Acre (or Akko as it's called locally). The entrance to the Crusader fortress is set within a nice cool park with fountains (it was about 40 degrees F when we visited!) and you can start your tour by...More

Thank JP1946
Reviewed 24 August 2017

It was an intersting walk, seeing all the informations about past events there and the people who lived there. Amazing place.

Thank Ayala B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The fortress is very impressive, no doubt. There are some very imposing rooms and some good explanations along the way. However, the audio guide was very annoying, not always starting in the right place, saying the same chapter several times in different places, or then...More

Thank Jean-Philippe M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

At the bottom of this town is an immense Crusader fortress with the tall shored-up pillars, huge vaulted ceilings, and an impressive number of rooms with different functions , including communal toilets. Above the Crusader fort is an Ottoman fort, and next to that, a...More

Thank seed37
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Spectacular! What the crusaders built beggars the imagination. Amazing chambers, dining halls, hospitals, churches. This is a MUST see destination.

Thank manisfeld
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

If you make it to Acco, don't miss this site. The audio guide, which comes with the admission ticket, did a good job of telling about the people from many time periods who used the castle. I got a sense of the layers of history...More

Thank Renee R
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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 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
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treetrippers
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
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