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Masada National Park

Road 3199, arad, Ein Gedi, Israel
08-6584207
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Ein Gedi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Jerusalem
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A must visit, but beware the sun in the summer. A traditional way is to get up early in the morning (there is lodging at its foot) to walk up and reach the top to see the sunrise, and then visit the archeological sites (herod built a palace on the northern slope. There is an elevator for the faint of... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Just amazed at how people lived there. Interesting story. Must see site. See one of Herod's many palaces and he never lived there.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This site ranks along with Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, as one of the must-see sites in Israel. It is like no other site in the world, and it is worth any trip. Site is very well kept, equipped with signs and models, and is completely accessed for wheelchairs. One can take the cable car up to the mountain and come... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

With one day remaining in Jerusalem we decided to sign up for a Masada tour with Bein Harim tours.The next morning our tour guide,the very knowledgeable Haya Koshlevisch, provided commentary on various sites as our bus made its way south, stopping for a few minutes at the cave where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. At Masada we rode the... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is a must stop for every tourist who discovers Israel. It's very interesting and fascinating. There is a very interesting museum with ancient artefacts found during excavations. There is underground parking, where you can go up on an elevator right to the lower station of cable way and then go up on the cable way to Masada fortress. Though... More

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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I've visited this site numerous times and it doesn't fail to amaze me. I climbed up the Roman Ramp, and it's a strenuous 15/20 minute walk. I'm 58 years old and not overly fit, but it was not very difficult. Luckily, I was met on the other side of the mountain and descended by cable car. The downhill hike via... More

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Lymington, Hampshire,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

If you can, stay at the Masada Youth Hostel (rooms are available for older guests). Start walking up Snake Path about an hour before sunset. We are in our 70s, it took us 49 minutes as compared to the average of 45 minutes - but we are quite fit. When we got to the top we were about three times... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

It is honestly worth making a trip up to the Masada park. Such a great view and amazing history. No matter which way you look it presents such a grandeur view. The fantastic workmanship of the ancient palace.

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Bedford, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

.....to think of how something like this could be built 2000 years ago on top of this mountain is amazing.

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cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Visited Masada on a day excursion from Ashdod port whilst on a cruise. The scenery getting there, driving through the Negev Desert, is quite amazing in itself, and you pass the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls on the way. Masada is reached by a cable car and then along a walkway that is attached to the... More

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