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Address: Masada 8698000, Israel
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+972 8-658-4207
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visited Masada with a larger group. We took the cable car and had to wait a short whilw as the place was crowded. A video at arrival gives a short firs information about the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gheorghe B
Herzogenrath, Germany
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Herzogenrath, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Masada with a larger group. We took the cable car and had to wait a short whilw as the place was crowded. A video at arrival gives a short firs information about the history of the place. The site is in very good condition and very well organized making the visit enjoyable. Great views to the Dead Sea and... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved going to the top of the plateau and visiting Masada. It is the palace of King Herod and it is amazing how much you can still see. Some of the original paint is still recognizable. In addition the story of the last fighters against the Roman Empire is compelling. Even if you are not into history the views... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We left from the beit sarah youth hostel at 4 o'clock to hike up the mountain (bring enough water, refill only possible at the top!) to watch the sunrise. Prepair for a lot of stairs on the 'snake path' but it's definitely worth it! Someone in good condition will manage to reach the top in about an hour or so.... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on a Precepts Ministry tour with 200 of us on four buses. We visited on the a very busy day yet it was handled very well. Masada was the get away Palace for Herod the Great and his strong hold if he were ever attacked by rebelling Jews or invading armies. Overlooking the Dead Sea and a thousand... More 

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

More than 2000 years old fortress, if you are civil engineer, engineer in general, history lover, outdoor person, etc. whoever you are you would probably have a wonderful time. Of course, the history is amazing, but the way they built storage for food and water, hamam, sauna and other quarters for the palace is amazing too. Probably that time it... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly have in mind that temperature in Masada is much higher than in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, so after April be prepared for really high temperature. We were using cable cart, I would recommend using snake path in February. Before going you should read about place and understand importance of this place for Jewish people.

Thank Evaldukas
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear TripAdvisor Member, We arrived at 6.30am and the place was deserted. The walk on the snake trail was tiring, but managed to make it to the top. But once we arrived on top of the mountain, we had seen what was to be seen in 15 minutes. There is nothing important or significant that remains on the viewing area.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Massada is one of the most exciting and frequently travelled places in Israel and relates a story of power and perseverance, faith and surrender and a tragic end. It is a place where battles were waged with rocks and flaming arrows as well as battles of human spirit. It is situated on top of a mountain with steep sides and... More 

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Richmond, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is difficult to imagine how slaves worked in the heat of the summer, cold of winter, year in and year out to build this monumental structure, high atop a mountain, how anything lives there for that matter, and how they waged war here. It gives you more respect for the events that happened, to actually see it. This is... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an hour at Masada. So much history and great insight into Israeli culture. It was very hot in May so I'd recommend against going in June onwards. Wasn't crowded and well signposted for visitors.

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