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
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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
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.
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
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
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
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