The Citadel, Acre

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  • This city in the archives since antiquity, it will be all the empires and kingdoms, Egyptian, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, then... nothing! The city will be literally transformed by the passage of the cross-armed, and will be history. The end of the first crusade in 1099, with the liberation of Jerusalem, Acre is yet not yet incorporated into the "States Latin of the East", it will only be in 1104 during the reign of Beaudoin 1. At the time the Crusaders seek to control ports on the coast, to stock up on weapons, men, food, and pilgrims. Many merchants from throughout the Mediterranean to settle there. After Jaffa, Acre will be the main port of the Crusaders, the city is fortified, a military Citadel and walls were erected to support the enemy headquarters. After the fall of Jerusalem in 1187, it will be taken by Salaheddine, then resumed by the Kings of France and England. After these events, the city became the capital of the Crusader States, and the main port of the Holy land.
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  • Already fantastic, what the Crusaders have built during its not such a long time in the region: it is not the only fortress from the time, but certainly one of the best developed. Worth a visit!
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  • As an imposing part of the old city, it's pretty hard to miss the citadel. Just another piece of this wonderful UNESCO-listed city center.  more »
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  • This is the first place to visit in the city of Acre, a comprehensive set of rooms, passages, and ceilings that are as intact as anything you’ll find from this era. The curation is suitable for younger audiences (a good and a bad thing — sometimes the displays risk obscuring part of the history). With so much to see in town, this is the place to start and give yourself at least two hours to appreciate the site properly — you can do it faster but it deserves a leisurely pace.
  • Fascinating. Well restored and maintained with extensive signage displaying the history. The audio guide really adds to the experience. You have a choice of several combo tickets. I chose one that provided entrance to the main citadel, the Templars' Tunnel, the Okashi Museum and the Treasures in the Wall museum. To be honest, this was a waste of money - the other venues are not particularly close by, and with the possible exception of the Tunnel, they were not worth the effort of visiting.
  • Fascinating, beautiful, well kept and full of history. Don't miss it while in Israel.
  • Very special place with its own atmosphere and the spirit of medewial castle. Audioguide in 8 languages.
  • Absolutely incredible!!! Loved this place and the Audio guide is so good

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