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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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  • Beautiful heritage place, well maintained. Recently, a additional citadel rooms have been opened and can be visited. A great way to better understand crusader's architecture, and history during their ...  more »
  • Great place to wander around and get lost or not. Many twists and turns and fascinating at how old it is. We only paid to see one area the tunnels which were neat. Otherwise we just walked around comp...  more »
  • a must do for when you're in Akko/Acre. Also nice to be on the Saturday to do, because the city is an Islamist, is much open (where else the doors are closed in this mainly Jewish country). We were there with grandparents and children and the audio system was therefore not in hindsight. As a result, we could not focus properly on kids, what was written there, and what we heard. I can imagine this is experienced very differently for a couple (no children). I find this is not for kids. Not expensive, but they can not unlimited.
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