Masada National Park, Masada

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    There´s two ways up and down, You can eather take the cable car or hike your way up and down. Whatever way you choose take a good amount of water, sunscreen and protection (Eyes, Hat) with you. There´...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Amazing historical monument to visit , with the ruins of a fortress, Herod's palaces, and the remains of the surrounding Roman military camps and a siege ramp. Great view from the top on the barren la...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This is the place seems well in a place like this fortress made of. See the picture before the cable car ride is mostly destroyed, so guests can enjoy imagining. It is okay because it is very hot, but in some places water supply point is having a bottle in 1pcs.
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