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Masada National Park, Masada

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Historic Walking Area
Originally built as a fortress by King Herod and now designated as a World Heritage Site, Masada National Park famously provided the setting for a Roman siege of Jewish rebels in 73 CE. The fortress, built atop a plateau in the Judean Desert, includes palaces, granaries, and a synagogue. According to the ancient historian Josephus' account, 960 Jews who escaped there during the Jewish-Roman War in 70 CE committed mass suicide rather than fall prey to their Roman captors. You can ascend and descend the mountain to tour the fortress either by walking a narrow steep path or by riding the cable car. Use our Masada trip itinerary planner to visit Masada National Park on your trip to Masada, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Masada was one of our "not to miss" stops. It lived up to the reviews we had read. The history, the ruins, the views were all worth the drive from Jerusalem. Climb up if you are able. I took the cable...  more »
  • This place is well worth a trip for anyone with even a passing interest in history. We took the cable car up but it would have been better to walk up and take the cable car down. The ruins on top are ...  more »
  • We visited Masada as part of a day trip from Jerusalem. The location of the buildings is impressive and the situation plays a big role in telling the history of Masada. The views are amazing from the ...  more »