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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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  • Beautifully presented and fascinating. Certainly one of the most interesting sites I've visited (and I'm not particularly into castles!). A great experience. 
  • A wonderfull planning of an atrection: recorded explanations ate short and good, the place is beautiful and in the end there is an artists street shops and big games foe children and not only. המקום מ...  more »
  • I could not get over how well this restoration was carried out. All exhibits were clearly marked and histrionically explained in great detail. The exhibit rooms were vast and filled with art treasures...  more »