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Address: Masada 8698000, Israel
Phone Number: +972-86584207
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Hike up, Ride down. Beautiful place.

It took about an hour to hike up for someone like me who is NOT a hiker. I stopped along the way to rest and drink (bring water!) but it was a fun activity and I'm glad I did it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2013
Trina214
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

It took about an hour to hike up for someone like me who is NOT a hiker. I stopped along the way to rest and drink (bring water!) but it was a fun activity and I'm glad I did it. I took the cable car down (3 minutes!) and my friends walked down - took half the time to talk... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

It took an hour to climb, but we arrived before sun rise. Excellent. Masada was also very interesting. It was cool to see the old palaces. Certainly would suggest going.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Very appropriate use of the word "awesome." This site was definitely one of the highlights of our trip for so many reasons. Masada has such a rich history, including the magnificent structure built by King Herod and the fierce way in which a small group of Jews held off the Roman soldiers for such a long time. The expansive and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This a truly magnificent experience! My family and I went on a two week trip to Israel and this was defiantly one of the highlights of our trip. This brilliant structure, built by King Herod, is located on a plateau overlooking the Judea desert, The Dead Sea and Jordan. I recommend reading up about the history of this palace before... More 

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Tel aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I can't describe it. It is just a feeling - not only do you feel as if you are on top of the world surrounded by desert and full view of the Dead sea and Jordan. The sunrise is unbelievabley beautiful, plus you have all the semi ruins of history around you. I climbed up the Snake path years ago... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

An ancient fortress built by King Herod the Great on the top a natural plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001.The climbto the mountain top by foot is long and hard VIA the "snake path" and its recommended for experienced hikers only. You can take the cable car up.

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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

It is important to understand and discuss the myth before and when visiting It is highly recommended to get there at down to see the sunrise over EDOM mountains

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

seriously... watch the movie THEN go here... I wish i had done that before i went :( anyways, its an amazing experience and the story behind everything is like fiction, loved every moment of it!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The entire Dead Sea area is stunning. But Masada is even more impressive. The old ruins are high up the mountain and you can either walk up or take the gondola. I recommend the gondola, especially when the weather is very hot, it gives you a bit of a fresh breeze. The are on top is huge and it takes... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Beautiful place with great views overlooking the Dead Sea. I would recommend visiting early in the morning (ideally for the sunrise) to avoid heat and too big crowds. From more practical point of view: bring some water (you can refill your bottles easily while being there), have some comfortable shoes because there is a bit of walking, bring some snacks... More 

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