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Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

This was an amazing part of our Dead Sea adventure day. Cable car to the top and the amount of historic information. Take a hike to the top if you feel fit. Amazing views. Would highly recommend it

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

Excellent trip to this ancient site
We had a great tour with a knowledgeable guide who gave us lots of info about the history without overloading us
Fascinating and well maintained with sympathetic restorations
The models showing how it had been gave a great insight
Only downside at all was they seemed to have got their annual 20 mm of rain in the day we were there but was warm enough throughout and we dried off quickly

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

This might be the oldest place I've ever been. Herod the Great built two palaces for himself on this mountain in the FIRST CENTURY BCE. 40 years later (STILL IN THE FIRST CENTURY, PEOPLE), Roman troops captured the mountain during the First Jewish-Roman War. According to Josephus, rather than be captured by the Romans, the Sicarii rebels hiding there committed mass suicide. That's the history. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 and archeological exploration continues. Signs will tell explain what part of the ruins you are in (synagogue, storeroom, etc.). You can get up/down to the ruins via the Snake Trail (up the side of the mountain, gains 980 feet in elevation) or the Roman Ramp (steep but has less elevation gain). We did the Roman Ramp up and the Snake Trail down (our bus dropped us off on the western side and picked us up on the eastern side). There's also a cable car you can use for a higher fee. The views from the top are amazing. I took a million pictures! It was amazing to see the Dead Sea knowing that that afternoon we'd be there swimming. Masada is amazing and not to be missed if you're in the South.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Very interesting location to visit. You can either walk up (45 minutes) or take the cable car (3 minutes + some waiting). The site is huge and take at least 2 hours to walk around.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Wiebe v
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

Spectacular. When you take the time to review the history and the story of Masada it is overwhelming. To imagine standing up to the Roman army and then to destroy their conquest by mass suicide leaves one with a humble appreciation for what freedom is worth. The views are spectacular. Don’t miss the Roman siege ramp off the backside of the mount.

Date of experience: September 2019
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