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Masada National Park

Masada 8698000, Israel
+972 8-658-4207
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Masada 8698000, Israel
+972 8-658-4207
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing site a must see. Such incredible ruins to see and amazing views. I highly recommend spending 20 NIS for an audio guide of the site. You could read the free pamphlet at each site but that would be a lot of reading. And you...More

Thank christy1030
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A pretty fortress site at the top of Masada mountain & popular to visit in the early morning to watch the sunrise over the Jordanian mountains. If you do go for sunrise, the cable cars aren't operational yet, so it will involve a strenuous 45-60...More

Thank lrnnnn
Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazing place to visit with a rich history that was brought alive by the excellent tour guide. Situated in the middle of the desert, the panoramic views from the mountain are truly stunning. You can either walk to the top or take the cable...More

Thank Crimsonspirit
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Apart from learning the history with visiting this place, the scenery is stunning and spectacular! A place definitely worth to visit in Jerusalem! A nice exploring journey to the nature and the history!

Thank teresa chelsea f
Reviewed 4 days ago

Masada is an amazing National Park. There is so much history associated with it. The hike up can be really hot so go early! The cable car can get very crowded so if you are claustrophobic at all make sure you stand by a window...More

Thank TaraLeaE
Reviewed 4 days ago

In my opinion, if you are physically able to make the early morning trek up the mountain to see the sunrise, don't miss the opportunity. Roughly a 1-hour uphill climb, I recommend spending the night before at the Masada Hostel and Guest House at the...More

Thank lqdassets
Reviewed 1 week ago

Masada has a lot of history and is definitely worth the trip. However, climbing it is another story. It is hot and the climb is steep so if you aren't in good shape don't walk up. Instead, you can take the tram up and walk...More

Thank Jeff A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd seen pictures and videos, but they don't do it justice. The construction of this palace was an incredible feat. I can't really add much to the many reviews already here, just that it was so worth seeing.

Thank StThomasGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A massive fortress built by King Herod in the middle of the desert, with spectacular views of the lands around. Wear comfortable shoes and cool comfortable clothes with hat and sunglasses. There's lots of walking in the hot sun in summer. You can trek up...More

Thank nsl115
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling in Israel with my family. I absolutely loved the sunrise and tour of Masada! We hiked up the side of the mountain opposite of the cable car side of the mountain. It was not leisurely, but certainly far from a difficult hike. The sunrise...More

Thank Katherine L
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Hi, We are planning to go to Masada Laser Show on 6/22/2017 from Jerusalem. I found info that show is only from Oct-Mar. Also if show is still going when we should arrive to the place? Is we are planning to spend a night at Massada Hostel, is it close by?
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
Driving from Jerusalem to Masada
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
Driving from Jerusalem to Masada
May 20, 2017|
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Response from Pstreet1 | Reviewed this property |
Also, as you go, notice the tremendous drop in the level of the Dead Sea. You'll see evidence of where it has been all along as you do, and where it is now. Since the 1950's, it has dropped more than 130 feet!