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Crusader Fortress

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Address: Acre, Israel
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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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Interesting exhibit despite confusing sequence.

Akko (Acre) is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the region, dating back 3500-4000 years. The fortress exhibit is housed in an excavated and renovated castle. It... read more

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Akko (Acre) is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the region, dating back 3500-4000 years. The fortress exhibit is housed in an excavated and renovated castle. It focuses on three periods: the hospitalier monastery (the hospitaliers were a religious order that cared for exhausted and often sick voyagers arriving from Europe), the crusader period when the location was a fortress... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was once a Hospitaller Fortress during the Crusades, and now you can tour the fortress and see many interesting artifacts in a museum. It's important to have a tour guide explain some of what you're seeing though!

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first, you should buy a combined ticket, which included the Treasures in the Wall museum (separate review). This also includes a toilet visit! But only where you buy the ticket. We used the audio guide, but as we were over 20 people including small children, all family, it wasn't a good idea (we had arranged a guide, but he had... More 

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Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good trip , very good athmosfere, the best fish and shrimp in Israel you can eat in akko after visiting rosh hanikra

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The Village, Manhattan, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting part of the Middle East history. The exhibit is well presented, in three languages, PLUS they have a free (with admissions) audio guide in 10 languages. Give yourself plenty of time. And, they do have a section that is handicap accessible.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I returned here after 10 years (maybe more). It is more refined than I remembered it and that was not so good (more signs, explanations, etc.); it took away from a real-feel experience. In any case, it is definitely worth a visit. Consider purchasing "combo" tickets if you will visit other near-by sites (turkish baths, rosh hanikra, etc.). Audio guide... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The site itself is really cool and worth seeing. Wished the explanation and the audio guide had been better. The audio guide starts automatically when you reach certain areas. Good idea in theory, but it doesn't actually work well and the guide skipped over many explanations and/or didn't point out some things that my guidebook's simple explanation pointed out. Also,... More 

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Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

the fortress and surrounds are simply amazing. The tour and the associated audio guide (included in your admission price) is informative and very well laid out. The guide takes you through the different areas and high lights the different peoples and how the influenced the area and country. Take your time as to experience it fully you should allow three... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a beautifully restored fortress near Acco. The children in our family enjoyed this; I found it tedious after the first few minutes.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We spent several hours touring through the expansive crusader fortress. We had last been in 2005 and found that much more was available to tour. They also added a WiFi audio guide, which was problematic. You had to move around to "zoom in" to the corresponding number on the floor and could not manually re-select a number. It caused much... More 

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