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Masada National Park

Masada, Ein Gedi, Israel
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Ein Gedi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: National Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Masada is a breath visit ! Not only due to its setting, its impressive beauty, but also to the thrilling history that surrounds the Zelotes and their heroic sacrifice. You can park your car in an underground car park; in the same building, you will find restaurants and shopping arcades. Very interesting new museum with nice items and clear explanations.... More

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Kadimah, HaMerkaz, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Amazing place. Easy to access. Plenty of informaiton is provided in the site. A historical gem. Entrenace fees are relatively low.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

152 NIS for two tickets entrance with cable car round trip included After walking 16 Km in Petra, Jordan we decided it was worth to indulge in the cable car and avoid hiking up the so called "snake trail" We were in a do-it-yourself one week tour and the stop over in Masada was really a unique experience. Why Masada... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

the ruins of the rock fortress masada is a great historical site. you can either walk up or take the ropeway. on the other side you can walk down via the roman siege ramp. enjoy the great view over the desert and the dead see, spot the roman camp's foundation walls and learn about the clever water supply and the... More

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Netanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A great experience although bear in mind that access is only from 45 minutes to an hour before sunrise (c.5.30/5.45 when we went) and you benefit from a torch for the first part of the climb while it is still relatively dark. You can check timing with the park. It is steep but our 7 year old made it intact.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The history is fascinating, the view is really gorgeous. We had a ride up and climbed down. Climbing both ways, I've heard, is quite difficult, since it's in the sun. This way, we went up and down and really enjoyed it.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our group only had just over an hour on top of the mountain so as we look at everything carefully we didn't get down to to see Herods Palace and only half of the ruins on the plateau. There are a couple of shelters for shade and a drinking water machine but it is very hot up there. The views... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Don't miss this magic. great view and historical site. There are two entries: east & west. The west one is more easy to climb.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Of all the amazing sites one can see in Israel and Palestine, Masada has to be the most awe-inspiring. Initially Herod's Winter Palace which became the site of the last stand of the Jews against the Romans in AD73/74, it bleeds history. Incredible views, awesome journey to get to the top - whether you do the Snake Path or the... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Masada is of course world famous, deservedly so. Our family of five climbed Masada in July; our three teens scampered up, my husband and I were much slower. We did not do the dawn thing, and so It was very, very hot; we started up at 8:20am and we should have started up about an hour earlier. Nevertheless, we all... More

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