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Review of Crusader Fortress

Crusader Fortress
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Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre Day Trip from Tel Aviv
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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.
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The fortress is located as near the new visitor's center. It's is very impressive in its size and has preserved very well. The halls underground are mostly restored and not original, but still look very nice. Also in the summer of 2014 the place went through an impressive makeover to look like it was during the crusaders' time. The whole experience there was really nice and really takes the visitor back in time.

1  Thank Leon B
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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.

Thank salopianred
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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.

1  Thank mttaylor9
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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.

Thank Anna S
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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!

1  Thank Neil R
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