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Château Pèlerin

Ben Dor A.
Château Pèlerin
  • (interesting)
  • 1-2 km
  • Moderate
  • Average
  • 1 hour or less
  • 1 1

Château Pèlerin also known as Atlit fortress or Castle Pilgrim is a Crusader fortress located near Atlit on the northern coast of Israel.

Atlit, Israel
ME cuisine in nearby Haifa
A Hat, good walking shoes, water, camera and goodwill are essentials for a fruitful visit.

Tour the Castles & Fortresses along the Mediterranean coast and Monasteries of Haifa.

Château Pèlerin also known as Atlit fortress or Castle Pilgrim is a Crusader fortress in The Kingdom of Jerusalem located near Atlit on the northern coast of Israel.

The Knights Templar began building the fortress in 1218 during the 5th Crusade. It was one of the major Crusader fortresses in the 2nd Kingdom of Jerusalem and could support up to 4,000 troops in siege conditions. It was conquered by the Mamluks in August 1291, shortly after the Fall of Acre. Today, the castle is part of a training zone for Israeli Navy Seals. It has been described as the ‘crowning example of Crusader military architecture”.

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Not open to the public

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