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“Great experience. Although a little confusing at times.”
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
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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.
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“Great experience. Although a little confusing at times.”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Great experience. Although a little confusing which route you were meant to follow at times.

Also the refurbishments taking place took something away from the experience.

Visited June 2014
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“History all around you”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The crusader fortress and the Templar tunnels are a great way to learn about the many crusades and the importance of Akko in history.

While the fortress is under renovation at the current time (July 2014) it is still a great site with plenty to offer. Situated at the entrance of the historic city, the fortress is actually two fortresses. The Muslim fortress, on top and the old Crusader fortress directly below. The museum that they are in the midst of finishing looks like it will be just amazing.

Akko (Acre) is a great 4 hour day trip for a family. A must see in Israel.

Visited June 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Walking with the crusaders”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This fortress is combined of a large set of wide halls and passages, yards and tunnels, built a thousand years ago and discovered throughout the last 50 years, some parts as late as the last decade. This entire fortress is actually located 6 meters ( roughly 15 feet) under the current streets of the old quarter of Acre - just imagine it - and it is beautifully preserved. There seems to be a lot more on the way as I saw that excavations were still going on in some parts of the complex. We were told that these halls host various concerts and cultural events -must be quite cool to watch an opera in the crusaders dining hall :-) but there weren't any concerts playing there during our stay. Try to check it in advance and you might get lucky.

Visited June 2014
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“Fascinating - fortress of the Knights Hospitaller”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

The vast halls and fortifications, prison and the huge courtyard of Acre are fascinating. Well restored after their 20th century use as a British prison, they found tunnels that lead under the city to the souq - which really lent an air of mystique!

Visited June 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Impressive size”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I last visited the Fortress in December 2012, and it appears that they have made substantial progress since then in restoring the site, as well as in putting up more useful displays. It really gives you a better sense of what the place must have looked like 900 years ago.

Visited June 2014
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