Historic Site and Scenic Lookout
  • Lidor E.
    "Don't miss the sunrise!"(6 Tips)
    "Masada means “fortress”"(5 Tips)
    Bettina K.
    "Fantastic view over the northern and southern parts of the Dead Sea"(3 Tips)
    Inbar C.
    "Bring hats, sun screen, and loads of water!"(3 Tips)
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    EL AL USAJune 7, 2012
    Did you know that Masada was built on top of a flat rock plateau at the western end of the Judean Desert? Masada means “fortress” and it is approximately 1800 x 900 feet in size. Our passengers love!
  • Bence K.
    Bence Kiss-DobronyiDecember 8, 2016
    It's a rather big place, so set aside at least a few hours if you want to see everything. The descending from on foot takes about 45 mins, the terrain is not so difficult and a big experience.
  • Corrie D.
    Corrie DavidsonNovember 17, 2013
    If going up without a tour guide, do an audio tour. The ruins aren't as interesting without the back stories and color commentary. Cover your head to stay cooler from the sun.
  • Annie W.
    Annie W.October 7, 2016
    Built by Herod, King of Judea, Masada was a palatial fortress in the style of the ancient Roman East.
  • Jan T.
    Jan TeutebergOctober 10, 2016
    Don't forget the cap on your head and a bottle of water when visiting
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KongJanuary 1, 2013
    Site opens an hour before sunrise, which gives you just enough time to hike up the Snake Path and view it from the top.
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    NFTY in IsraelApril 12, 2011
    Masada is UNESCO World Heritage Site.The fortress was the last stand of the Jewish rebels who rose against the Roman Empire in 66 CE. Check out the intricate water cisterns throughout the site!
  • E W.
    E WJanuary 27, 2017
    A great stop on any tour of Israel. King Herod's winter palace.
  • Lidor E.
    Lidor ElgressyJune 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the sunrise! Better to get here by 4:40am! Climb all the way up for stunning view! Cheers!
  • Bettina K.
    Bettina KastSeptember 6, 2015
    Fantastic view over the northern and southern parts of the Dead Sea
  • Jarrod N.
    Jarrod NeedleJune 1, 2014
    Drink lots of water, bring sun screen, and take your time to appreciate this place
  • Daniella S.
    Daniella SforzaJune 17, 2014
    Look for their cultural events that take place at night. Amazing
  • Lidor E.
    Lidor ElgressyJune 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the sunrise! 5:30 am! Better to get here by 4:40am! Enjoy ;)
  • Jason W.
    Jason WilcoxonMarch 18, 2012
    Weather is unbelievable in March, and make sure to see the Gondor- like north palace.
  • Mea Z.
    Mea Zubac MusaJanuary 27, 2015
    Breathless view to dessert and Dead sea!
    EL AL USAFebruary 7, 2012
    After the major success of the last two years, the Israeli Opera Festival at Masada will be held this June, 2012! Fly EL AL for special benefits
  • Jakob D.
    Jakob D.June 17, 2014
    Use sun screen! Or better yet, wrap yourself up in cloth like a Bedouin in the desert.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachJune 5, 2014
    Head up and down the snake path if you're looking for a challenge.
  • Sally M.
    Sally MelvilleAugust 18, 2016
    Best part of Israel for me I loved every minute of it.
  • Chris D.
    Chris D.March 10, 2013
    Amazing site and sight: it's an absolute must-see!!!
  • Stefano L.
    Stefano L.May 6, 2012
    Climb the snake's path before sunrise. It's a must!
  • Maxim M.
    Maxim MaginSeptember 26, 2013
    Super! Cool!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel L.November 13, 2013
    Great hike! Excellent views!
  • Gil B.
    Gil BriceJanuary 17, 2013
    Didn't get to spend enough time. Worth the trip.
  • Victoria M.
    Amazing experience!!!! Highly recommend!!!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerMay 27, 2015
    Snake trail before dawn to see the sunrise.
  • Inbar C.
    Inbar CarmeliJune 29, 2011
    Bring hats, sun screen, and loads of water!
  • NoMore N.
    NoMore NasserJuly 14, 2015
    Dead Sea ......stunning
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas S.October 26, 2015
    Awesome place!
  • Enrico F.
    Enrico FarinazzoAugust 3, 2011
    Want to see the sun rise? Be at the entrance gate at 5.00 a.m.!
  • Pablo F.
    Pablo FulcheriMarch 13, 2015
    Best view of deas sea =)
  • Helene E.
    The history and the scenery
  • George B.
    George BarankovJanuary 2, 2017
    The view is splendid!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GreinerOctober 11, 2012
    Excellent overnight campsite!
  • Sarit M.
    Sarit MSeptember 6, 2011
    Bring lots of water and a hat.
  • Dmitry D.
    Dmitry DimentDecember 21, 2015
    Great birds.
  • Ami S.
    Ami SianoMarch 15, 2013
    Don׳t follow the tradition, stay alive !
  • Adam M.
    Adam MillerJuly 1, 2011
    Take the tram down. You've worked hard enough!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BirmanAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    in rome act as romans)))
  • Hunter L.
    Hunter LigonAugust 8, 2011
    Talk to the British, they're everywhere!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeJune 15, 2013
    Amazing views
  • Karolina P.
    Karolina PlanickovaApril 8, 2016
    Great view
  • Valentin M.
    Valentin MarkounikauSeptember 29, 2017
    Prepare to be amazed.
  • Gal G.
    Gal GranovOctober 22, 2013
    Sunrise kicks ass.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GrønbeckJanuary 28, 2014
    Nice view!
  • Soner C.
    Soner C.September 7, 2013
    Ahava ürünlerinden almanız öneriliyor
  • Bromberry
    BromberryOctober 25, 2013
    There's free WiFi at McDonald's
  • Amos E.
    Amos EshetMarch 29, 2014
    936 stairs
  • Evan F.
    Evan FalchukAugust 21, 2011
    Don't mess with the Romans.
  • Rachel T.
    Rachel TsrouyaApril 27, 2010
    everyone must.
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