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Masada National Park

Masada 8698000, Israel
+972 8-658-4207
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Masada 8698000, Israel
+972 8-658-4207
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Reviewed yesterday

The history of King Herods palace, the history of the Jewish Revolt and the history of the excavation of Masada all in one! Amazing architecture, dazzeling view of the Dead Sea and exciting cable car ride. Good parking facilities in the basement. Come early for...More

Thank Heidi L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had the opportunity of visiting Masada, which I had researched at great length before we left home. We engaged a reputable tour guide from the guest house, and he knew every nook and cranny on top of the mountain. Masada was just one of...More

Thank Roddek
Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Thank Gheorghe B
Reviewed 4 days ago 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...More

Thank scott1776
Reviewed 5 days ago 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...More

Thank Ive_Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago

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,...More

Thank FreeJohnny
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank Evaldukas
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...More

Thank janinal1967
Reviewed 2 weeks 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...More

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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!
What days and hours is it open?
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Owen S | Reviewed this property |
The cable car started running around 730 am the other day and it closes at 5 from what I saw. However the snake trail is open all the time. I hiked here first thing in the morning to see the sun rising over the Dead Sea the... More