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The Masada Museum, Dead Sea Region

(4.6/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
SItuated within Masada National Park, The Masada Museum displays findings of archaeologist Yigael Yadin at the ancient fortress and World Heritage Site. Excavated in the 1960s, the relics are presented in the form of theatrical scenes depicting events that transpired at the Masada Fort during its turbulent history. With the help of an audio guide, you can acquaint yourself with the historic background of each of the scenes adorned with artifacts, such as the rule of Herod and the Roman siege of the fort. Take a look at our Masada trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to The Masada Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We ended up going through this museum after hiking up Masada at dawn. It was a very nice automated audio tour. It is a series of rooms with statues and backgrounds to go along with the displays. It ke...  more »
  • Masada is a must-see when visiting Israel's Dead Sea region. The cable takes visitors to the mountain top known for the Jewish rebels who defied the Roman Empire's military superiority for three years...  more »
  • Incredible fortress on the top of a mountain in the Negev Desert. Ride cable car up to the fortress, and be amazed at the many well-planned areas of the fortress and learn more about King Herod's para...  more »
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  • An excellent and fascinating area, steeped in history. Our tour guide seemed to run off as soon as we got to the top by the cable car, but there was plenty of information already available to learn about the considerable history of the buildings there. The views are also stunning.
  • We started our climb of the Masada mountain on 5:00 AM and arrived at the top at 5:40 AM. Sunrise started 10 minutes after that which was amazing. The view and walk on top is very relaxing and the view on the Dead Sea is great as well. Our walk down took about 25 minutes. The paths are well maintained but can be slippery sometimes. Make sure you put on good shoes. In the end this is a very nice hike with amazing views. Visited May 2016
  • Really nice place it's very high so you'll have a different amazing view in every direction you look . I went up the snake trail i kinda rushed. Up to get up and n time for sunrise wasn't easy but it shouldn't be to hard if you're just casually going up and taking you're time it's pretty steep trail with stairs
  • We took the cable car up to the top of Masada. Our tour guide showed us around the area, giving us time to take in the amazing views and spoke about the historical significance of the area. There is a beautiful area where you can shout out over the mountains and the echo returns your words. Highly recommend this must visit area of Israel. At the base of Masada there is a large tourist shop stocked with dead sea products. There is also a large cafe area and plenty of indoor and outdoor tables and chairs to use.
  • It's the best natinal park in Israel. Although the access from west is through the long winding road by car, its landscape is very nice. You can climb from west base easily. The path is prepared very well. It takes only 15 minutes to atop. You must try it.