Citadel of Acre, Acre

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Explore the dark corridors and huge vaulted ceilings of Citadel of Acre, 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 Citadel of Acre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Acre trip builder site .
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  • First, a bit of history about Acre. In 1140, following the First Crusade, the Crusaders made Acre their chief port in the Kingdom of Jerusalem but, in 1187, Acre fell, without a fight, to Sultan Salad...  more »
  • Don't miss this newly renovated and updated historic Citadel. It's size from the outside is deceptive, because it is cavernous inside. Archeologists have done a wonderful job in restoring this importa...  more »
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  • The citadel exhibit gives a good overview of how this area was conquered and reconquered by many armies and great civilizations. Come armed with small change... it costs 3 shekels to use the restroom 😉
  • Beautiful and interesting. Use the audio tour or, better yet, get a guided tour. Really enjoyed learning about this historic place.
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