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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.
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Acre, Israel
+972 4-995-6706
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

The crusader fortress is not to be missed and not to be rushed - allow plenty of time and try to get a good guide as there are so many layers of history intertwined in this place.

Thank Autraliantraveller
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Toured this fortress as part of our cruise ship excursion and so glad we did. If you are interested in the history of the Crusades and specifically the Templar Knights, this is the place for you. It is well preserved and maintained with both a...More

2  Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This is why Akko is a unescorted world heritage site. Very well done , get the self tour it takes you through the whole thing

Thank jrhos
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We tried 2 different audio guides. They are supposed to work completely automatically by detecting the places you are standing at... It just did not work properly which did not make our stay as enjoyable as it should. Also, not a long line of tourists...More

2  Thank Denneo
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Save some time for this and get the headset tour guide. We did not have much time so we hit the highlights and even then didn't see all. It is a mix of indoor and outdoor areas and has active excavations underway.

Thank drsped
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Make sure you see this and take a tour if possible. This is an amazing place and I've really never seen anything like it.

Thank clb736
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The most important historical site in Acre , is this fortress , consists of many halls , partly underground, from the crusaders era in Israel . Unbelievable architecture very nice preserved . Don't miss the old dining hall . Take an hour to visit ....More

1  Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The fortress itself is amazing, they have taken great care to showcase the way life 'would have been' during the 12th century and by using the audio guides allow for a fantastic learning experience. My children ages 5 and 11 were able to enjoy the...More

Thank Joni C
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The structure itself is interesting and well worth visiting. Some interesting Museum pieces from different eras, but the presentation is a bit hokey. Still worth a visit

Thank KatieCA444
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the time and money. Plan about 2 hours or a little less depending on how much reading you want to do. The free headphones that narrate the story had problems. Each person in our group had times when the signal didn't pick up....More

Thank CinOK
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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
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
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