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Masada National Park

31o18'44.2n 35o21'53.0e | Some 18 km south of Ein Gedi or 12 km from Ein Bokek to the cable car on the east side., Masada 8698000, Israel
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31o18'44.2n 35o21'53.0e | Some 18 km south of Ein Gedi or 12 km from Ein Bokek to the cable car on the east side., Masada 8698000, Israel
+972 8-658-4207
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Standing in King Herod's bedroom and viewing the frescoes left over. This place is so rich with history and sad all at the same time. It's the site of a mass suicide. The cable car up is amazing fun and offers a fantastic view of...More

Thank Linsey H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did the Masada and Dead sea tour in Oct 2017. Its superb experience understanding the events in history. Cable car trip up and down though only 4 minutes was worth it. The restaurant on site is good as well. Number of restrooms seems less considering...More

Thank MAB-India
Reviewed 5 days ago

A fantastic step into history. The view from the top is one of the best you will ever see. The cable car is a must do for this experience. We chose to take the snake path down which offered additional fascinating sites.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the Judean desert, the Masada National Park is almost over looking the Dead Sea n is a wonderful place to visit.The Cable Car ride gives you a 360 degree view of the area.

Thank Padmini15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful and historic place to visit. I'd recommend to take a cable car up first, then climbing down the snake path before the sun goes down. Also, there should be more public restrooms avilable on Site for visitors.

Thank Phong L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Masada is a wonderful archeological place with a fascinating story. Beautiful views of the Dead Sea and the Jordanian Mountains atop the mountain. If you are into hiking, you can hike up to the top—about 45 min. The other option is via cable car which...More

Thank Arya07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last time I Visited this area was about 30 years ago. All the facilities have changed which makes the tour more enjoyable and easy. We used the round trip with the cable . On the site we paid an extra fee for the audio...More

Thank Vered D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is so worth the trip. King Herod knew what he was doing when he made this his summer home, then after his death it became in time a fortress and how innovative the people were. Having everything they needed to live and live well....More

Thank Di M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not hike up the hill but rather took the tram, as it was August and nearing the 100 degree F mark. We also did not follow the tour guide, but went completely backwards from the group so we could avoid the crowd and...More

Thank Lori_in_KingWilliam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Across from the Dead Sea, Masada is King Herod the Great's desert palace- fortress. The ruins give testimony to his excesses. He built Masada so that it was virtually invisible to anyone--especially an enemy--who would be in the vicinity. Furthermore, decades after his death, in...More

Thank Lancealot13
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Renee R
July 23, 2017|
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Response from marc s | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the temperature... My 7 and 8 year old granddaughters did it a few months ago with no problem Keep them very well hydrated
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Josephhacohen | Reviewed this property |
Dear TripAdvisor Colleague The show starts at March till October, so your dates are O.K. It runs each Tuesday and Thursday at 9 P.M. you must arrive at least half hour before. the takes 50 minutes. The access to the show... More
May 20, 2017|
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Response from 166jonathan | Reviewed this property |
Driving from Jerusalem to Masada is very straight forward. Good highways all the way- I just used Google maps. Down into the Jordan valley, bear right, visit Qumran, maybe EnGedi, then we stayed the night in Arad so we could... More