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Crusader Fortress, Acre

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • Part of old Accre activities for historical place investigators . Good for history lovers and for education groups. You can take guided tour in that place .  more »
  • One of the main sights of acre, on each a case go. There is an audio guide, which guides one through the system. This is very well done. Tip: Think about something which combined ticket you would like to solve, there is also one that is the cable car of the Rosh Hanikra grottoes along the Lebanese border already doing, if you would like to visit there.
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  • Acre and the Crusader Fortress is an awesome archaeological site to visit. I visited many many years ago, and the amount of additional discoveries was impressive. They have done a great job of excavat...  more »

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