We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Masada National Park

Masada, Ein Gedi, Israel
08-6584207
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Ein Gedi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

Type: National Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Write a Review

1,085 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    890
    163
    28
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Brentwood, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is a fascinating and historical site. The tour guide have us an explicit overview. It is amazing that this area was actually built in that time period . Thrilling, but hot. Take sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat. I had my seated cane. 5 Star. A must do!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Israel
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
68 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Masada is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site by virtue of the Roman camps at the foot of the mountain. They can be seen clearly from above, as the stone remains do not disintegrate like wood. The site itself confirms the story Josephus writes about. One can visit the ancient synagogue, Herod's palaces, a swimming pool(where there is no... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Be sure to have an experienced guide detail the remarkable history of Masada. From its construction by Herod the Great (builder), to the Jewish revolt in circa 66-70 AD, that led a group of roughly 1000 Sicarii rebels choosing Masada to make their last stand against the Roman Legion Commander Lucius Flavius Silva and his force of 7000-8000, a guide... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I was on a group tour and we visited Masada when you arrive you take a cable car to the top or if you feel energetic you could attempt the trek to the top, however take in to consideration the heat. When you reach the historical top the history spans from the time of Herod who built an amazing palace... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leiden, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Masada is of course one of Israels best known landmarks and a must-see for tourists. Go before sunrise. We went in May, when the entry gate opens at 5 and sunrise is at 6 am. It's a strenuous 45 minutes hike, but seeing the sun rise over de Dead Sea is well worth the effort. On top, you can learn... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
5 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I came for the first time in 1983 , and was blown away with the story and what was there . Returned with my wife recently and was just as amazed , the roman camp sites surrounding Masada had not been found in 1983 so it was great to see they are still finding new stuff . Do not miss... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is my 4th visit and I never come away disappointed. Herod's spectacular desert palace is one of those places that lies in ruins and yet still speaks. Hear the story of the brave Jewish martyrs who chose to die than be captured and realise why this has such resonance with the Israelis today. The views of the desert are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

recomend to take a tour from Jerusalem with private guide include Ein gedi springs and the Dead sea One of the most impresive fortresses in the ainchent world. you can choose betwin climing by the snake path (45min) or the cable car (3min....)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place is absolutely amazing you can take the trail up the mountain or you can take the cable car either way the story is very interesting

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, MO
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a MUST as one travels Israel. The history is unbelievable, the present is absolutely awesome. The views from the top of the Masada are spectacular---in every direction.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Masada National Park also viewed

Dead Sea Region, Israel
Dead Sea Region, Israel
 
Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Region
Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Region
 

Been to Masada National Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Masada National Park?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing