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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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  • This was the main place we visited when we had a day in Akko, and I thought it was very interesting. The audio guide was very good, with just enough detail without leaving you standing for ages waitin...  more »
  • Just don't go. Save your money and go to Mont st Michel in France. You won't get ripped off there like you do at the crusader fortress and Mont is so much better. Badly signposted to the different are...  more »
  • A Crusaders citadel of the order of the Knights Hospitaller which is a part of the defense array of the Old City’s walls Nice historical area although on the day of my visit, there were many school ch...  more »