Crusader Fortress, Acre

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Explore the dark corridors and huge vaulted ceilings of Crusader Fortress, an impressive stone structure overlooking Acre Harbor. The remains of a crusader town built from 1104 to 1291 testify to life in the capital of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. The present-day fortress displays a typical 18th-century Ottoman style, with halls featuring 10 m (33 ft) high barrel vaults and walls measuring 3.5 m (11.5 ft) thick. An infamous prison under the Ottomans and the British, the fortification now makes a popular tourist spot, occasionally hosting jousting tournaments and costumed festivals in the inner courtyard. In the yard, look for the huge muzzle loading cannons and stone cannonballs. For Crusader Fortress and beyond, use our Acre itinerary maker to get the most from your Acre vacation.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Knights ' halls are a great place to visit in the summer with the kids who are on vacation. We arrived at 9 a.m. before the tourists arrive and admirable. At the visitor center and bought the orderly combination ticket to attractions. Checked online first what are the options and costs. The visit is in an air-conditioned Auditorium, where a short film about the history of acre. The film made, and gives the city background. Also suitable for children. At the entrance to the Knights ' halls receive audio devices running automatically as soon as you are by the number of displayed/station. Very convenient and user-friendly and is included in the price. Great business, reconstruction and preservation work is likely. From omtz to adults and children.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Amazing underground city excavations which lasted for more than 40 years. History of middle ages insurgent their ruins. Be sure to take a tour guide or akdiogida.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Sorry 15 shekels. Not much to look at. Just a corridor 50 metres and all. Went and through 50 meters left on the other side. Why this attraction?
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