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The Citadel

| North-west corner of the Old City, Acre, Israel
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If it wasn‘t for the staff

...place absolutely worth the visit. Yet, if your Audioguide doesn’t work, and you don’t get the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stefan M
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Mannheim, Germany
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awesome

This is a great way to learn about Crusader history in Israel and Akko in particular. Very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
goodmanmarina
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Providence, Rhode Island
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  • Average8%
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“audio guide” (5 reviews)
“old city” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| North-west corner of the Old City, Acre, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

...place absolutely worth the visit. Yet, if your Audioguide doesn’t work, and you don’t get the proper signal at the stations - AND you‘re blamed for not reporting earlier or if the Signals die completely after 90 min (which you aren’t informed about) AND the...More

Thank Stefan M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great way to learn about Crusader history in Israel and Akko in particular. Very interesting and unique experience. Great for teens.

Thank goodmanmarina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Citadel reflects the history of the Crusaders. Although it was taken over by the Ottomans , archaeologists found a labyrinth of roads and chambers of the Crusaders which has been restored for tourists to see. Although the audio-guide was not very reliable we understood...More

Thank Arundhati K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The city’s most striking building is the Citadel, an Ottoman structure built on the foundations of the old Crusader Fortress. The city was taken in the first crusade and held for a little less than 100 years. The Knights Templar were busy during this time,...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have visited the Citadel multiple times over the years. The site has been substantially restored to its former glory. It is easily visted using the self-tour equipment. An interesting site to visit which would also be interesting to teenagers.

1  Thank ilanastone
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

I love history and I was excited to visit here but it was very disappointing. Not much information about the place. You get an audio guide which seems to work intermittently and doesn't give any new information. The video displays are old-fashioned and dull. We...More

Thank Jo S
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Very worthwhile visit, but don't do it on your own. Take advantage of a guide to get the full import of this important site.

Thank SeamomInSB
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Citadel is also listed as the Crusader's Fortress on Tripadvisor. It contains beautiful architectural details, such a vaulted ceilings, etc. And there are multimedia videos projected on some of the walls to add to the historical perspective. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Providence_RITom
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I caught this museum early in my visit to Israel, so this detailed examination of the Jewish resistance to the British provided a nice foundation to later explorations of the founding of the state of Israel.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

You start in the times of the crusades and it is a vast building with explanations everywhere -- excellent. Then there is the jail from 1948 where the British had locked up members of the Likud party for trying to form and army and you...More

1  Thank beenhereforever
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