A path leading to the Citadel of Acre - this citadel was built on the ruins of an old Crusaders Fortress

A path leading to the Citadel of Acre - this citadel was built on the ruins of an old Crusaders Fortress

A small fountain in the middle of this green garden which is located inside the walls of the citadel

A small fountain in the middle of this green garden which is located inside the walls of the citadel

Fountain in the middle of the garden - the Acre Citadel lies in the north-west corner of the old city

Fountain in the middle of the garden - the Acre Citadel lies in the north-west corner of the old city

One of the trees in the garden

One of the trees in the garden

On the right hand side of the garden was an auditorium which showed a documentary about the history of the city

On the right hand side of the garden was an auditorium which showed a documentary about the history of the city

The access to the auditorium was through a gift shop

The access to the auditorium was through a gift shop

A cannon ball on display in one corner of the gift shop

A cannon ball on display in one corner of the gift shop

This beautiful design was created on a carpet which looked more like a painting

This beautiful design was created on a carpet which looked more like a painting

The Mosque of Jezzar Pasha seen from the Citadel of Acre

The Mosque of Jezzar Pasha seen from the Citadel of Acre

The south-eastern tower of the Crusaders Fortress - The Hospitallers were a military order devoted to care for the sick in the Holy Land

The south-eastern tower of the Crusaders Fortress - The Hospitallers were a military order devoted to care for the sick in the Holy Land

Few cannon balls in the courtyard of the citadel - Acre's Hospitaller quarter houses three main buildings: the headquarters (Knights' Halls); St. John's Church and the hospital south of the church

Few cannon balls in the courtyard of the citadel - Acre's Hospitaller quarter houses three main buildings: the headquarters (Knights' Halls); St. John's Church and the hospital south of the church

This logo of a knight on horseback is the trademark of Acre and the citadel itself

This logo of a knight on horseback is the trademark of Acre and the citadel itself

The eastern entrance of the Turkish Citadel (also Crusaders Fortress) - the citadel (Turkish) was built in the 18th century

The eastern entrance of the Turkish Citadel (also Crusaders Fortress) - the citadel (Turkish) was built in the 18th century

The English occupied this city on 23 September 1918 during World War I and converted the fortress to government buildings and the largest prison in Palestine (Holy Land)

The English occupied this city on 23 September 1918 during World War I and converted the fortress to government buildings and the largest prison in Palestine (Holy Land)

Some of the stone blocks and capitals of the pillars from the original fortress

Some of the stone blocks and capitals of the pillars from the original fortress

In 1191, following a two-year siege, King Richard the Lionheart took Acre back from the Muslims and the Hospitaller Order transferred its headquarters to Acre from Jerusalem

In 1191, following a two-year siege, King Richard the Lionheart took Acre back from the Muslims and the Hospitaller Order transferred its headquarters to Acre from Jerusalem

A model of the Citadel of Acre - the Hospitaller used this place as their headquarter from 1191 - 1291

A model of the Citadel of Acre - the Hospitaller used this place as their headquarter from 1191 - 1291

This photo shows the excavation of the site - only ground floor of the complex is open to the public while other needs renovations

This photo shows the excavation of the site - only ground floor of the complex is open to the public while other needs renovations

Pottery on display inside the Prison Hall of the Acre Citadel

Pottery on display inside the Prison Hall of the Acre Citadel

This pottery comes from the Abbasid and Umayyad period but it didnt't give more details

This pottery comes from the Abbasid and Umayyad period but it didnt't give more details

These two oil lamps belong to the same Muslim era as well

These two oil lamps belong to the same Muslim era as well

These photos on the walls of the Prison Hall shows how life was in Acre in the Middle Ages

These photos on the walls of the Prison Hall shows how life was in Acre in the Middle Ages

In the Crypt there are a number of Crusaders tombstones on display - this one belongs to the Pierre De Vieille Brioude, who was the 18th Grandmaster of the Hospitallers Order from 1240-1244

In the Crypt there are a number of Crusaders tombstones on display - this one belongs to the Pierre De Vieille Brioude, who was the 18th Grandmaster of the Hospitallers Order from 1240-1244

This Crusaders tomb stone is dated from 1290 - a year before the fall of the city

This Crusaders tomb stone is dated from 1290 - a year before the fall of the city

Another tomb of a Crusader

Another tomb of a Crusader

A gate inside one of the rooms

A gate inside one of the rooms

This gate was decorated with many figures and mythical creatures

This gate was decorated with many figures and mythical creatures

Close up of the gate

Close up of the gate

A small room inside the Acre Citadel showing a documentary about the history of the place

A small room inside the Acre Citadel showing a documentary about the history of the place

Here soldiers were projected on a wall and speakers were producing the sound as the army was moving

Here soldiers were projected on a wall and speakers were producing the sound as the army was moving

Another projection shows the chaos among its' people

Another projection shows the chaos among its' people

In this projection a knight is seen on a horseback while common folks were following him - possible a depiction that the Hospitallers Order were protecting the people

In this projection a knight is seen on a horseback while common folks were following him - possible a depiction that the Hospitallers Order were protecting the people

This one shows more of a leisure time with the music and dancers

This one shows more of a leisure time with the music and dancers

This one shows the Battle of Acre which was followed by it's fall - the Mamluks of Egypt captured the city on 18 May 1291

This one shows the Battle of Acre which was followed by it's fall - the Mamluks of Egypt captured the city on 18 May 1291

A small opening in a wall leads to the other part of the complex

A small opening in a wall leads to the other part of the complex

One of the rooms where projection was shown

One of the rooms where projection was shown

The area of the complex where shops are located

The area of the complex where shops are located

This photo shows different scenes from the life of the Crusaders in Acre

This photo shows different scenes from the life of the Crusaders in Acre

A depiction of the city and its masters (the Hospitallers)

A depiction of the city and its masters (the Hospitallers)

This guy was working with the glass to create different types of objects

This guy was working with the glass to create different types of objects

This area was beautiful with small shops showing some of the old arts and how crafts were made

This area was beautiful with small shops showing some of the old arts and how crafts were made

Some of the Crusaders standards on display inside the shop area of the complex

Some of the Crusaders standards on display inside the shop area of the complex

Dried herbs in traditional baskets

Dried herbs in traditional baskets

Shops inside the Acre Citadel

Shops inside the Acre Citadel

These photos show how inhabitants of the city go about their daily life

These photos show how inhabitants of the city go about their daily life

A game made with a wooden plank - one has to hold and release the middle part in a way that it would fit the hole

A game made with a wooden plank - one has to hold and release the middle part in a way that it would fit the hole

The main courtyard of the citadel - this covers an area of 1200 m2 to the north of which a 4-meter deep water well

The main courtyard of the citadel - this covers an area of 1200 m2 to the north of which a 4-meter deep water well

Above the courtyard is the north side of the Ottoman citadel - this wall was built adjacent to the city's northern wall

Above the courtyard is the north side of the Ottoman citadel - this wall was built adjacent to the city's northern wall

The southern wall gives access to the upper area while on the lower area lies the entrance of the Knights' Dining Hall

The southern wall gives access to the upper area while on the lower area lies the entrance of the Knights' Dining Hall

Standards inside the Column Hall (also known as the Pillard Hall or the Knights' Dining Hall)

Standards inside the Column Hall (also known as the Pillard Hall or the Knights' Dining Hall)

This is one of the most beautiful rooms in the complex - this 10-meter high hall consists of a set of eight groin vaults

This is one of the most beautiful rooms in the complex - this 10-meter high hall consists of a set of eight groin vaults

Ceiling of the Column Hall - the ribbed vaulting made of stone, which supports the groin vault ceiling lean on capitals

Ceiling of the Column Hall - the ribbed vaulting made of stone, which supports the groin vault ceiling lean on capitals

This building reflects a combinations of the Romanesque and the Gothic style

This building reflects a combinations of the Romanesque and the Gothic style

Standards inside the Column Hall - this hall was the Order's dining room

Standards inside the Column Hall - this hall was the Order's dining room

The main section of this cruciform vaulted ceiling was preserved in its original form

The main section of this cruciform vaulted ceiling was preserved in its original form

Cannon balls on display in one of the rooms

Cannon balls on display in one of the rooms

Art work on display which comes from a gallery which are held here in October

Art work on display which comes from a gallery which are held here in October

The amazing this about this gallery was that it appeared to be 3D but in reality it wasn't

The amazing this about this gallery was that it appeared to be 3D but in reality it wasn't

A documentary showing how life evolved in this city around water sources

A documentary showing how life evolved in this city around water sources

A hall showing audio visual about the history of the city

A hall showing audio visual about the history of the city

Pottery from the Mamluks era

Pottery from the Mamluks era

Two cannons on display inside of the rooms

Two cannons on display inside of the rooms

This bowl comes from the Mamluk period

This bowl comes from the Mamluk period

Here Mamluk cavalry is shown on the move

Here Mamluk cavalry is shown on the move

Some of the stone balls used to bombard the city in the past

Some of the stone balls used to bombard the city in the past