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Address: Masada 8698000, Israel
Phone Number: +972 8-658-4207
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Fascinating!! Highly recommended. Allow several hours. Take water, a hat, and sun screen. Excellent visitors center.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Rockville, MD
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Rockville, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating!! Highly recommended. Allow several hours. Take water, a hat, and sun screen. Excellent visitors center.

Thank Stu099
Nazareth, HaZafon, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my friend to visit. I am from Israel and she is from the states. We had the headphones recorded tour, it was very informative, and well done. The view is spectacular, we went for a few hours, but looking back, i wish we had more time because there was so much more to see and learn. Would... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Men and it's survival instincts will drive them to conquer the most unthinkable places . Once you conquer it , the secret is how can you protect it from your enemy . And here is the prove of it .

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the cable lift up to the top, which was not nearly as terrifying as walking across the bridge once we arrived at the top of the lift. However, having conquered the bridge walk and arriving on solid ground, the view and ruins are amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You will spend an excellent time in this site, the views are extraordinary and there is a lot of interesting buildings, the history of this place is unique and you can learn many different things, a personal recommendation would be to visit in autumn-winter.

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Lahad Datu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful retreat away from the mundane sea shore. You can access it either by hiking up which is not recommended unless you are a fitness freak. I suggest you spend a little for the cable car trip up. It offers a great overview of the surrounding mountain side as well as the dead Sea receding seashore. Masada speak of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Located at the western end of the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea atop an isolated rock plateau, Masada is absolutely incredible. We had hired a guide (from Jerusalem) and took the cable car up after watching the video presentation in the museum. This ancient fortification (wherein the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of 960 people)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Masada - a unique experience. You can climb or take a gondola up(/down) there. It is really worth it hearing the amazing story of this old fort. There is nothing like Masada. Any if you aren't so much into culture, you will still have a great view from up there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed Masada but knew only a little of the history. Having a tour guide would be the best way to understand this site. We took the Snake Path which I will never do again! It is supposed to take an hour to walk it but it took me 1.5 hours and it was too strenuous for me. I am... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to visit full of ancient history along with the incredible stores attached to this fascinating location. We visited in autumn and the summit was still very hot. Take water and wear a hat. The cable car up has incredible views of the dead sea. For those very fit the summit can be reached by walking a zig zag... More 

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