Citadel of Acre, Acre

4.6
#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Acre
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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  • The museum is wonderful - its exhibition is very cleverly arranged and keeps you intrigued, as a good book. It makes sense to buy a combined ticket to see all places of interest.  more »
  • I had been here ten years ago and was very impressed by the amount excavated since and by the dramatic improvement of the audio-visual equipment. Very well kept. A unique piece of history which...  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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