Crusader Fortress, Acre
Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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There are a couple of Trip Advisor entries for the site pictured. (also known as the Citadel). The title is misnamed because this is really an entire Crusader city that has been found and excavated an... read more »
In this trip we entered a legend, a real fairytale about Knights and wars. We loved it!!!! Very recommended for all the tourists.
Wonderful historical tour with outdoor guide.walking threw the stairs and the chambers, hearing the drums and middle age music in some parts and pic of art work from early ages. There are some short m... read more »
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