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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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  • Very interesting part of the Middle East history. The exhibit is well presented, in three languages, PLUS they have a free (with admissions) audio guide in 10 languages. Give yourself plenty of time. ...  more »
  • This fortress of time crusade is amazing, with huge walls and beautiful architecture. It's worth a lot.
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  • I returned here after 10 years (maybe more). It is more refined than I remembered it and that was not so good (more signs, explanations, etc.); it took away from a real-feel experience. In any case, i...  more »