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Masada National Park

Address: Masada, Ein Gedi, Israel
Phone Number: 08-6584207
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Ein Gedi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The views of the Dead Sea (Yam Hamelakh) from this place are stunning. The Masada National park site contains numerous structures that date back thousands of years. Make sure to visit the old synagogue. Take a camera with a good lens. This place is a photographer's dream. You can arrive at the park with a tram or by foot (snake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

There is an option to walk up this hill, or take the cable car. We took the cable car. It is amazing to see. The story behind what took place here is heartbreaking. There are still remains of the old Roman camps.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Another must if you've not been there. We hiked though some took the cable car. Put it on your Israel bucket list

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Center historical, archaeological excavations, a Jerusalem bus or car, on the cable car, There is a visitor center, explanations and tutorials in different languages, beautiful view

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Cincinnati, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Took my kids and our Texas Cousins to Masada. We've been there before, but seeing it through the kids' eyes was so Memorable. The site is exciting, and interesting. It is full of history with relevance to our time. The museum is also interesting. You can take the cable car up if it's too hot, but you must hike down... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I went here with my wife and a friend because it was near the Dead Sea. I was totally amazed and feel it is the best of many sites I have seen in Israel, or anywhere. It is a must see. The history of the construction, and the end of the last habitants of Masada is epic. You can still... More 

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Merrick, New York, United States
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What an amazing place. Deep in the Judean Desert, right next to the Dead Sea is the ancient site of Masada. Masada for those who aren't familiar with its history was a fortress built by King Herod during the Roman Empire. Later it became the final stand for the jewish people against the romans after the destruction of the 2nd... More 

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lyminge england
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Visited with my teenage daughter and we used the audio tour. It was ok but not as detailed as we had hoped for. It was clear from the various tours we passed (and accidentally overheard) there are a lot of stories around the site. Due to time constraints we didn't visit the museum first so maybe that would have been... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Masada is a desert fortress located on top of isolated rock cliff in the Judean desert overlooking the Dead Sea. Built by the Herod the Great it included a wall around the plateau, storehouses, large sisterns filled with rain water, baracks for soldiers, an armory and the Herod's palace. According to Josephus, during the Jewish Rebellion against the Romans, a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

the view is great - if the sky is clear on the horizon. but the ruins are really nothing for an italian, who has seen a LOT of archeological sites...

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