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“An Amazing Piece Of History”
Review of Crusader Fortress

Crusader Fortress
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US$103.00*
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Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre Day Trip from Tel Aviv
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Acre
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Hospitallers, the Order of the Knights of St. John, built this impressive fortress more than 700 years ago.
East London, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“An Amazing Piece Of History”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Here is a place that is an amazing part of the medieval religious wars that took place over a thousand years ago. The wars covered many years and were between the Catholics from Europe and the Saracens of the Middle East and the fighting was to regain Christian control over the main religious sites in the Holy Land.
This Fortress is a wonderful monument to the human endeavour and passion that existed at that time. When walking around one gets a wonderful sense of what occurred then and it is certainly worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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“Confusing map”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The fortress was under construction when we visited, so we had some difficulty following the map. We had a very difficult time locating the tunnel. Follow a set of steps at the far end of the plaza to find the underground tunnel.

Visited March 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“You like crusader history you will enjoy”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We enjoyed our visit.
We are traveling with Globus tours "fascinating Isreal"
Neat to see the huge site of what was the castle.
Bazaars nearby as you leave so you can drop some coin.

Visited March 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“astounding”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Although restoration works are still on - don't miss the wonders of the lower city of Akko/Acre :
it's only about an hour and a few minutes away from Tel Aviv by train .
You can get a combined ticket for 4 attractionsin the lower city for about 40 something Shekels
( 30 something for sen. citzn) .

Visited March 2014
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Meredith, New Hampshire
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“A great place for kids to imagine they are knights”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

The fortress is beautifully restored and evokes the days of the crusaders. Posters in 3 languages explain the historical background but there are few actual artifacts.

Visited February 2014
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