Masada National Park
Masada National Park
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08:00 - 16:00
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08:00 - 16:00
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08:00 - 15:00
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08:00 - 16:00
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08:00 - 16:00
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31°18'44.2n 35°21'53.0e
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Hugo W
    London, United Kingdom422 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic in every aspect!
    This place was on our to do list for many years, and now we have been. This did not disappoint, if you are in Israel, make it a point and go and visit the place. Make sure you read up on its history first, it has an interesting past. There is some walking and climbing involved, but make the effort nevertheless. A cable car will bring you to the top, you will have stunning views from up there.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 June 2023
  • iplayazi
    Calgary, Canada281 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunrise at Masada - Cable Car Starts Early on Fridays and Saturdays
    The cable car starts running at 5:00am instead of 8:00am on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. This is not well advertised and is a great option for families who want to watch the sunrise at Masada but would find the walk too strenuous for young children. You must reserve your time in advance. When you arrive, stop at the security gate and show them your reservation. They will lift the gate so that you can park at the cable car. Proceed to the first floor to purchase your gondola tickets.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Dario C
    Bologna, Italy251 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Masada - Herod's palace
    Built by Herod for himself between 37 and 31 BC, conquered by Roman troops between 73 and 74 AD. It seems, but not shared by all historians, that the conquest led to the mass suicide of 960 people. The building, the villa and the views from up there are impressive.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Natalie Callahan
    Rochdale, United Kingdom141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views, extremely hot!
    This was an incredible visit to King Herold's Palace! We'd originally planned to hike the Snake Pass as we're keen outdoor people. However, found that it was closed from 9am as a result of the extreme weather. Boy, were we glad!!!! Instead we bought a ticket for the cable car and took in the panoramic views on the way up. As we toured around the incredible grounds at the top, the temperatures peaked at 51 degrees (according to our watch) and we soaked up 6 litres of water!! Some incredible sites to see and helpful guides through to explain the design and the function of each room! Advice would be to turn left as you arrive at the top and save the front of he palace until the very end - it will be worth it!!! Take lots of water, and allow for a few hours so you can explore everything in detail!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • LoriAnd R
    Richmond, Virginia33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing history and place to visit
    Amazing place to see. Partially and carefully restored. Fascinating history and worth the trip from Jerusalem. Recommend taking the bus for $5 rather than a private tour for $100 plus. (Take the West Masada bus stop and you are five minutes from the cable car).
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Cédric M
    Geneva, Switzerland82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous ancient site !
    Outstanding historical site! Always dreamed to visit this place and I must say, I was not disappointed. The views from up there are amazing, you can sea the Dead Sea, the desert, the mountains and also the ancient Roman camps and the ramp they built to vanquish this marvelous fortress, built by Herode the Great.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Sanj S
    Luton, United Kingdom66 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    King Herod found a great location
    Really interesting and well set-up place. Amazing history from the origins of King Herod's place to entertain guests, through to the brutal last stand of the Jews against the might of the Roman army. The views from the top are fantastic, and with a little less mist would be able to see the full width across the state of Israel.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take a stroll through Jewish history
    Masada represents Israel's pledge to stay free, to honor more than 900 Zealots who committed mass suicide rather than surrender to the might of Rome. Stroll through the excavations of Herod's palatial retreat, Maada. Masada was a fortress; it withstood the Roman legions for four to seven months. The history of the siege, and the only remaining text, is "The Jewish War" by Flavius Josephus
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Reign68
    Rancho Cucamonga, California597 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Masada
    We were blessed to visit Israel and Jordan 🇯🇴 last March 2023 before the Hamas and Israel conflict. Through Gate 1 Travel we reached Masada through one of their tour. Highly recommended go either group, tour manager , motor coach for safety and knowledge purposes. It was hot that time but the scenic route of the Dead Sea, the dry hills and mountains were amazing. The Masada has cable train to reach and once on the top of the mountain you will see the splendor of archeological site in your eyes. Bring umbrella, hat, sun block and water. It’s a moderate walking and steep some areas. They have cafeteria and nice souvenir shop too. They accept credit card
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 December 2023
  • deborahk3
    Maidstone, United Kingdom1,822 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Masada National Park
    Masada is perched on the top of a plateau that looks out over the edge of the dead sea, to the west. The isolated fortress is thought to have been here as early as the 1st or 2nd century BC. It is now a UNECO world heritage site; and rightly so. If your fit and healthy, it's a strenuous 45-60 minute climb, for those less inclined, the cable car runs daily. The site contains fascinating ruins and offers spectacular views of the dead sea and beyond to the Jordanian mountains. Well worth the visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 March 2024
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deborahk3
Maidstone, UK1,822 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Masada is perched on the top of a plateau that looks out over the edge of the dead sea, to the west. The isolated fortress is thought to have been here as early as the 1st or 2nd century BC. It is now a UNECO world heritage site; and rightly so. If your fit and healthy, it's a strenuous 45-60 minute climb, for those less inclined, the cable car runs daily. The site contains fascinating ruins and offers spectacular views of the dead sea and beyond to the Jordanian mountains. Well worth the visit.
Written 23 March 2024
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JBBooks1901
Chicago, IL40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
It's a spiritual journey I'd recommend to anyone. And the view - the view -was simply awesome! I hiked up the Snake path, but a cable car is available.
Written 31 December 2023
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Reign68
Rancho Cucamonga, CA597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We were blessed to visit Israel and Jordan 🇯🇴 last March 2023 before the Hamas and Israel conflict.

Through Gate 1 Travel we reached Masada through one of their tour. Highly recommended go either group, tour manager , motor coach for safety and knowledge purposes.

It was hot that time but the scenic route of the Dead Sea, the dry hills and mountains were amazing.

The Masada has cable train to reach and once on the top of the mountain you will see the splendor of archeological site in your eyes.

Bring umbrella, hat, sun block and water. It’s a moderate walking and steep some areas.

They have cafeteria and nice souvenir shop too. They accept credit card
Written 3 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Masada represents Israel's pledge to stay free, to honor more than 900 Zealots who committed mass suicide rather than surrender to the might of Rome. Stroll through the excavations of Herod's palatial retreat, Maada. Masada was a fortress; it withstood the Roman legions for four to seven months. The history of the siege, and the only remaining text, is "The Jewish War" by Flavius Josephus
Written 28 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sanj S
Luton, UK66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Really interesting and well set-up place. Amazing history from the origins of King Herod's place to entertain guests, through to the brutal last stand of the Jews against the might of the Roman army. The views from the top are fantastic, and with a little less mist would be able to see the full width across the state of Israel.
Written 14 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cédric M
Geneva, Switzerland82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Outstanding historical site! Always dreamed to visit this place and I must say, I was not disappointed. The views from up there are amazing, you can sea the Dead Sea, the desert, the mountains and also the ancient Roman camps and the ramp they built to vanquish this marvelous fortress, built by Herode the Great.
Written 8 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Skywalker102014
San Francisco, CA245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Great Historical Sight well worth visiting. Masada sits up on a mountain overlooking the dead sea. Go to the top to get the full effect of it’s geographically defensive position .
Written 1 September 2023
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LoriAnd R
Richmond, VA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing place to see. Partially and carefully restored. Fascinating history and worth the trip from Jerusalem. Recommend taking the bus for $5 rather than a private tour for $100 plus. (Take the West Masada bus stop and you are five minutes from the cable car).
Written 30 August 2023
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michel gilboa seban
Modiin, Israel296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
may be one of the most spectacular sites in Israel...incredible story 2000 years old...with the book of flavius joseph in our hands we may follow the steps of the zelotes and the story of the rebellions of the Jews against Rome in 66 bc
Written 9 August 2023
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Natalie Callahan
Rochdale, UK141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This was an incredible visit to King Herold's Palace! We'd originally planned to hike the Snake Pass as we're keen outdoor people. However, found that it was closed from 9am as a result of the extreme weather. Boy, were we glad!!!! Instead we bought a ticket for the cable car and took in the panoramic views on the way up.

As we toured around the incredible grounds at the top, the temperatures peaked at 51 degrees (according to our watch) and we soaked up 6 litres of water!!

Some incredible sites to see and helpful guides through to explain the design and the function of each room!

Advice would be to turn left as you arrive at the top and save the front of he palace until the very end - it will be worth it!!!

Take lots of water, and allow for a few hours so you can explore everything in detail!
Written 31 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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