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Address: Masada 8698000, Israel
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Guts and Glory

Masada a barren plateau yet lush with the remnants of the Roman siege. Strategically outmatched and overwhelmingly outnumbered the defendants made a fateful decision that left... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Masada a barren plateau yet lush with the remnants of the Roman siege. Strategically outmatched and overwhelmingly outnumbered the defendants made a fateful decision that left Masada with a legacy that would become the rallying cry of a nation!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great site, with so much history. I thought it was smaller site to visit and I was wrong, so, plan sometime to visit Masada and hire a guide, because it makes the visit much more interesting. You can hike, the snake trail seems to be not that hard and the views along the way amazing. You can... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fantastic trip from Tel Aviv. Steeped in history, you can take the cable car up or walk snake path - we took the cable car up and down as time was limited and we are not the fittest people! Stunning views from the top and every corner's filled with original stone, all marked below the black lines, above is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fortress of Masada towers above the surrounding desert, and it is amazing to think that, despite this, it is still below sea level. An unbelievable place steeped in history with a tragic finale. We took the cable car both ways because of time and the experience was still fantastic. I would have liked to have walked back, but this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been here a few times before always climbing the snake path, this time around traveled in the comfort of the cable car and saved a lot of effort of climbing up and down. The site itself is impressive and overlooks and controls the area. Gives the visitor a feeling of awe of what it must have been like living up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

if you intend to climb all the way to the top, or even walk down. Unfortunately we didn't on our tour so had to take the cable car both ways, which I think took a lot away from the experience. How people got supplies and water up to the fortress is amazing. It's also spread over a much bigger area... More 

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White Earth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our most powerful experiences was at Masada. Wild birds fed from my wife's hands, singing their beautiful songs to the backdrop of ruins that speak of a time of heartbreak and sorrow. The views are breathtaking and the stories are so real that you can imagine being one of those who stood for freedom against the Roman Empire.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited Masada several times during the last 30 years and on each visit I'm struck by the extraordinary location and the events from the 1stC AD! The cable car makes light work of the ascent to the desert fortress but you should still be prepared for the Hot Sun and rough conditions on this small plateau with impress archeological... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew about the deserts in the Middle East. Knew about the desert in Israel, but did not know the hidden marvels of it until I reached Masada. It was not known to me earlier. Like all places in the Middle East, this place also has a history - during the war with the Romans, this remote town, which is... More 

Thank Arvind Kumar S
Ashdod, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For one Month I was responsible for the security of Masada, and each morning I climb to the mountain trough "Snake Path" before sun rise and return with the first cable car. Well the view from the mountain at Sun rise is "marvelous" and you always may find some one or some group that arrived before you

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