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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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“holy land” (8 reviews)
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Acre, Israel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

go back centuries and relive the past. the audio tour is excellent and included in the entrance ticket. buy the all-in ticket for all sights.

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in the history of the area and specifically in the Templar era this is a must see. Part of the fortress has only been found in the 1990s, and everything is well preserved. Best to do it with a guided tour

Thank zuppiat
Reviewed 6 days ago

Built after the conquest of Acre by the Hospitaller and held until the subsequent fall to the Mamluks, This is a large and imposing building, but that's really all it is. There isn't actually that much to see. The overall structure of the fort is...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old castle has been renovated beautifully with many instructive tablets on how this world functions. If one considers how many people killed and were killed in brutal ways, one should be modest about mankind.

Thank eddebruin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth a visit, gorgeous architecture, well maintained and impressive. There were also some interesting art exhibits being shown there, in addition to the historical exhibit of the site itself, and we enjoyed both. If you plan on visiting several places in the city,...More

Thank 288rebecca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully preserved crusader fortress under the streets of a walled citadel Very interesting part of the complicated history of this land Arabs and Jews live together amongst shops and restaurants A great place to tour and explore with a guide or tour

Thank LEB-FLA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Indeed, it's a whole crusader city underground, well described in English audio guide. Need at least 1.5-2 hours to fully enjoy it. I think it's the most valuable experience in Acco.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good value tour of the citadel taking you on a comprehensive journey through the ages. It took just over an hour to walk around. The ticket includes entrance to other museums around the old town and the tunnels. My only negative point regards the...More

Thank Saintsman1985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the ferry from Haifa on a retunr ticket (55 NS). The trip takes about an hour and it is the best way to approach old Akko. From the sea the town looks stunning and after getting off the ferry you are soon walking...More

Thank Baggywrinkle75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very large, underground archaeological site. The audio tour is a must. There is a great deal to see. Signs are in Hebrew and English. Lighting is very good and everything appears to be handicap accessible. Well worth the ticket price

Thank aggada
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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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