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. Put Crusader Fortress on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Acre trip builder site .
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  • Visited Acre with private guide. Including, naturally, and the fortress. Very interesting rooms, tunnels, etc. Boldly recommend to visit.
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  • The fortress has various stages and be sure to read the information carefully about how they tried to recreate a European community inside Israel. They have various packages to choose from so you can ...  more »
  • It is amazing how sound effects and the display of cartoon like videos make you feel like you are thrown back in time. The effects really makes it special for both adults and children!  more »
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  • very interesting to see from afar, but seeing as how the fortress is now a military base it's not accesable to the public, so don't expect much.
  • Why would they build a military training ground and leave it still standing? It makes no sense to me.
  • Unaccessible due to military use, therefore can only be seen from afar and not enjoyed by civilians.
  • To the fortresses, forts, access is not possible. Before a military guard, the facility is a military zone. But the Fort see from the nearby surroundings or pier (Pier is in slightly worse shape). The fortress has played an important role in the Crusades.
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  • Most beautiful place but no entry-for obvious reasons only police watching from a distance.
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