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“Amazing site” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Masada National Park

Masada National Park
Road 3199, arad, Ein Gedi, Israel
08-6584207
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Ein Gedi
Type: National Parks
Activities: Walking, Hiking
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Nottingham
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“Amazing site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Include Masada with your visit to the Dead Sea! It was amazing. We went with Guided Israel tours, and took the cable car up the mountain, had a fascinating tour around the site - although it was INCREDIBLY hot as its a plateau, so the sun does beat down, even in October!

Some of the buildings remain, the views are stupendous, and the story is heart wrenching.

Really interesting. There's a handy food court back at the bottom to fortify yourself before continuing your adventures.

Visited October 2012
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“Entriguing spot, bloodshed, roman engineering, the oldest synagogie in israel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

A nice movie sets the theme before the cable car ride to the top of Masada .. Vosit the Roman baths, see snippets ofosaics and marble that once adorned the entire fortress .. Visit the oldest synagogue in Israel, the byzantine church, and see a demonstration of the aqueduct system that quenched the thirst of Masada's residents .. Learn about the historic last stand of the jewish rebels...

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Haifa
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“Great Site, great guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Fascinating history, well set out, all conveniences ancl. best toilets in Israel! Public facilities at Ein Bokek below standard

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“Dead sea and Israel history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

King heriod's fortified retreat/palace/compound rises from the desert at the dead sea to a modern exhibit center/gift shop/aerial tramway to the top of the mountain. You can copse to briskly walk the barren switchback (45 mins for the most fit.. In the desert heat could take much longer) or the 3 min packed-in ( takes 80 passengers) tram to the top. As the masses are herded in until you think it can hold no more, off you go for spectacular views ifbtfe dead sea on the way. Note: trip back is just as fast, and boy are you glad, because it is one sweaty mass of humanity as your mates on the way down. Mid October was still hot with crowds, limited shade and semi strenuous walks over uneven pavement ( some original) hills/ stair steps . Fascinating facts re the construction of the palace, cistern water system, three pooled roman baths, and tales of the Jewish Zealots last stand and ensuing Roman takeover. Best with a guide, but they all put their own spin on it

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“Masada, the experience in the 21st century”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Our experience visiting Masada was all encompassing, bringing out every heartfelt emotion we could even think of having! Masada was a city that existed thousands of years ago that sits on top of a mountain overlooking the Dead Sea. It is not to be missed when visiting Israel. It is truly amazing to think Masada is thousands of years old. So many scholars and anthropologists have painfully preserved and made it possible for modern man to experience a city that existed so long ago. Our guide, Nurit Shalit made Masada and every other historical site we visited come to life! She kept our imaginations moving constantly with her vivid explanations. Do not miss a visit to Masada, and be sure Nurit guides your tour!

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