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Address: Masada, Ein Gedi, Israel
Phone Number: 08-6584207
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Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Amazing location, charged with history

We visited Masada twice, once from the Dead Sea, where we went up with the cable car as the Snake Path was closed due to the heat, and once from Arad, to see the Light and Sound... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Masada twice, once from the Dead Sea, where we went up with the cable car as the Snake Path was closed due to the heat, and once from Arad, to see the Light and Sound Show. The site itself is absolutely impressive, a huge fortress on a plateau atop of a high hill. You have an amazing view... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It really could be much better. The archaeological state of the site is not that great, the information is very limited and the organization is very poor. Only junk food for sale there at high price. We ended up going for falafel and hummus to a nearby Palestinian town. The landscape is amazing. The climate can be extremely hot.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This place is truly amazing. It need to make sure that you give yourself time to do it, there is so much too see up there. There are two options. You can walk up the mountain, but on a hot day I would not advise that, or you can catch the cable car up. The views are spectacular, but it... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The masada museum was very very interesting! ! We really enjoyed it. The ride up with the cable car was nice. The scenery was breathtaking. On top was extremely hot. All in all great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stopped here enroute to the Dead Sea at Ein Bokek. We should have gone early in the morning as it was extremely hot when we arrived at 11am & by the time we got up to the top by cable car at noon, it was baking hot! However we still very much enjoyed it here. I am terrified of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Masada was ond of the most impressive place I have visited. It's not the first thing I would visit in Israel, but definitely in the top 10

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A must visit at Southern Israel, a historical site with the palace but nice tourist experience with the teleferic – cable car.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Get there early if you can. We got there around 11 and bore the brunt of the peak July afternoon sun. By the time we were done it had drained us. Carry water, hats, sun glasses and sun screen. The cable car ride is worth it in the summer time. Other seasons - one might consider climbing it. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A hike worthwhile and rich in history. We got to the entrance right at 5 a.m., chose the Snake Path and made it to the top by sunrise. However, it was very hot in August and we had to hike fast in order to see the sunrise. To hike that fast and in the heat can be rough. Bring plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is one of the few places in Israel, where anyone can actually see for themselves & actually feel the history around them, without resorting to falsehoods hidden in the attraction. Walk and listen and learn. BUT, be prepared, plenty of water (cold water at the top) and no lies on physical fitness if you are actually going to climb... More 

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