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A lot of time, work and money have been invested into this complex from the times of the three... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Departure811861
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This is a great way to learn about Crusader history in Israel and Akko in particular. Very... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of time, work and money have been invested into this complex from the times of the three Crusades and after. History is omnipresent so you should at least be interested in the crusaders or in the Ottomans and not just walk around aimlessly....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprised how much rubbish there was here. If the authorities tidied the place up a bit, it would be so much more attractive.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank goodmanmarina
Reviewed 31 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ArundhatiK17
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank ilanastone
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jo S
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SeamomInSB
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Providence_RITom
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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