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Address: Masada 8698000, Israel
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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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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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved visiting this place! Everything is pretty much like it was centuries ago. Take the cable car to the top and take the time to go all around Masada and see all that the Jews had to do to live until they were overcome. Our tour guide was so very informative and gave us the complete history of Masada... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place of the Hoilday home for Herod - ride the cable car to the top of the mountain from the Dead Sea

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sharing a piece of history, a view of the Dead Sea, a place important to our past, our present and our future. It is spiritual, moving and hot! Bring water and a camera.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Herod the Great built palaces up here 1,300 feet above the Dead Sea. Many dwelling sites to view. Read up on Wiki. Great views. Dead Sea stretches out in front of you. Cable car ride up is a thrill in itself. I walked the Snake Path down. Great hike.

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