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Masada National Park

Address: Masada, Ein Gedi, Israel
Phone Number: 08-6584207
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Ein Gedi
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Type: Ancient ruins, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Type: Ancient ruins, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Prague, Czech Republic
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Ever since I saw the tv mini-series Masada, I've always wanted to come visit. During my first visit to Jerusalem, I finally did and it did not disappoint. It far exceeded my expectation. First, I had to decide whether to visit early morning to watch the sunrise or not. If I had decided to see the sunrise, I would have... More 

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Martin, Slovakia (Europe)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Masada is one off the major atractions in Izrael. It should be on your "must see" list for sure. You can enter the Masada from the east or the west side. We came from the west. You can take a cableway (west side) or you can take a snake path (west side). Walking up there might be a toilsome for... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful and unique archeological site. Interesting and easy to read English information provided. You can choose to hike to the top or take the cable car, I took the cable car to save time, the cable car is quite steep and provides great views on the way up. The views over the Dead Sea area are incredible from the... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I'm not really interested in archeology, but I decided to go there and enjoy the beautiful view. Sadly, the weather was bad so the visibility was poor. The remains of ancient fortification are well kept (especially The northern palace), if you don't have a guided tour just join some group to learn about history and everyday life in fortress. And... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Firs time visited on 1967, and was amazing, second 2014 and even better. Now you can access trough a funicular, that makes it easy. Is an example of the resilience of the Jewish people against the power of Rome. Keep more that one day, is not enough.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We did not dare to go up on foot, but even then, it was a striking experience - every turn worthy of photographing. Respectfully restored and clearly explained (I liked the model of water supply system)

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The best day spent in the area. The natural beauty of Judean desert combined with the fascinating history is an unforgettable experience.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent about 3 hours touring Masada. I wish we would have had more time and we would have hiked back down. So much history. It is so amazing what Herod had built in this barren land. Great views of the dead Sea.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is an amazing place, and I was SO glad they have a cable car to carry you up the mountain! To be present, looking down at the ruins of the Roman camps, imagining the Jewish rebels anticipating their fate, was chilling. It is a remarkably well preserved/restored ruin.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I traveled here on a red sea tour with my mum who used to be a history teacher. For me Masada was the highlight of our day trip and possibly of the entire winter Israel trip. Great comfortable temperature in late Dec, we took the cable car up during the cooler morning hours and walked down which took 35 min.... More 

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