Filming in Crusaders’ Sites, Israel

Category: Location Guide Israel


During the 11th-13th centuries, battles raged in the Holy Land between Moslems and Crusaders, centering around Jerusalem.

Walking around Jerusalem one can find archaeological remnants of the period such as The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Gate of the St. Mary Latina Church, the German Lutheran Hostel, and the Order of St. John.

Another site that was important to Crusader rule was the port city, Acre. A fascinating Mediterranean city with a rich history, Acre is a worthwhile place to film material relating to the Crusader period. During the second century of Crusader rule in the country, Acre was without a doubt one of the most important ports in the world. The Crusaders called Acre “Saint John of Acre” after the Knights of St. John.

This military order was quite dominant in Acre, as can be seen in the Crusader “Halls of the Knights,” which is located in the Old City.

There are excavations across the city from the Crusader period, including streets, structures, and walls. Acre also offers an intriguing multicultural population of Jews, Christians, and Moslems, ancient alleyways, bustling marketplaces, striking palaces, and an overall traditional Mediterranean feel.