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Masada National Park, Masada

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
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 is truly astonishing. Climb the Snake path if you can. This dates from the original construction more than 2,000 years ago. The top is a huge site containing two palaces built by Herod the Grea...  read more »
  • 徒步来马萨达还是挺受罪的,大热天走到缆车站就够受,更不用说有苦旅之人徒步上山。山顶的历史遗迹和风景更人让人流连忘返,一定要租个讲解器,然后注意防晒。 
  • Unique experience! if they have good condition go walk up .but mountain cable car in 3 min arrives. Recimiendo remove the informative audio offering. Excellent historical content.
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  • Amazing place with great view on desert. You may see Roman legions camp from bird's flight and Moon like landscape around you.
  • One of the most impressive things built by human hands in a desert!!!
  • Am amazing historian place!!!! Highly recommended
  • Beautiful view
  • Historical fortress and palace ruins, a must—see for all visitors to Israel
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