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Address: Masada, Ein Gedi 8698000, Israel
Phone Number: 08-6584207
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Massada, Jewish Heritage Main Site

Braverly stood against the Roman Empire's troops for many months. Decided at last not to surrender but each warrior would take the life of his friend, and so on until the last one... read more

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Rishon Le Zion, HaMerkaz, Israel
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Rishon Le Zion, HaMerkaz, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Braverly stood against the Roman Empire's troops for many months. Decided at last not to surrender but each warrior would take the life of his friend, and so on until the last one killed himself. The Romans when entering the fort at last, found no resistence but scores of bodies. Only 2 women and a child that hid in a... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was hard for the older among us. And easy for the yunger, the teens were interested from the story and the architecture... We got there early and saw the sunrise.... Beautiful...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely incredible! If you're into history, this place is for you. It gets EXTREMELY hot on top of the mountain so I would recommend shades, a cap/hat (I wish I carried an umbrella), sunscreen, lots of water, comfortable shoes and cool clothing. Use a face towel, tissues won't last you long. Brace yourself for the heat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Striking location, striking story, easy to imagine with the surrounding Roman encampment rebuild outlines, strange what has been done at finish from the cable car down however which leads you to and through a series of shopping areas like a European airport or theme park ride exit, right out of a Simpsons episode

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The fortress of Masada is very interesting and if you know some of the history it is quite amazing. It is well with the time and money to visit. Unfortunately the snake path was closed when we were there because of the heat so we needed to take the cable car. There is a great view from the cable car... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just to know how long the history goes back here was phenomenal. First you see a brief film about what lead to building the structure. Then a very large (holds about 40) cable car takes you swiftly up to the top. There isnt much there so fill your water and vsit the bathroom before the descent.. We had a guide... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Get informed about the history of Masada before visiting. I would definitely suggest walking up the Snake Path, instead of taking the cable car, even though it takes at least 40-50 minutes to go up and another 35-40 to come down, instead of 3 minutes with the cable car. That's how you get a sense of achievement and appreciate the... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very important place to visit in Israel from the historical view. All the region is in a very hot temperature beside in the winter. For tourist that visited Eilat by car , try to come to Metsada on the way north. Almost all young group visiting Israel will come to Metsada. I would not recomand the visit for Handicap... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ancient fort of Masada is best visited first thing in the morning when the sun is rising this is only possible with a guided tour. There is a cable car which will take you both ways up and down the mountain of the snake route is not for you. On the way up you get an amazing view of... More 

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Masada was originally a fortress that King Herod built as his summer palace. When the Roman Legions invaded Israel a small group of 300 Jews fled to Masada. From this outpost in the desert they withstood the Roman armies for three years. An entire society was established. There was enough food (some they grew), wine and water. In a place... More 

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