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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. Arrange your visit to Masada National Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Masada using our Masada day trip planning site.
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  • We visited Masada on the way back from snorkeling in Pearl Beach outside Eilat. Masada is such an historic must see (saw a movie) many years ago of the Roman attack on this place. Beware the heat... 
    We visited Masada on the way back from snorkeling in Pearl Beach outside Eilat. Masada is such an historic must see (saw a movie) many years ago of the Roman attack on this place. Beware the heat...  more »
  • We went by bus and it took a little time to get there but it was definitely worth the effort. Cable car gets you to the palace ruins quick. The view from the both the ride up and on site are great... 
    We went by bus and it took a little time to get there but it was definitely worth the effort. Cable car gets you to the palace ruins quick. The view from the both the ride up and on site are great...  more »
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  • Still with excavations in progress and great facilities already built an amazing historical place right at the dead sea. A mandatory visit if you are in the vicinity. There is a well marked trail from the bottom of the hill to the fortress or alternatively you can take a cable car which allows breathtaking views.
  • Great place, strong and beautiful story behind it. I went up at dawn by bus and came down walking and it was one of the most fulfilling experiences I had in Israel. Watching the sun rise at the very top, meditating and lifting some prayers was breathtaking. On top of that listening to the story was quite an experience. This is a must visit if in Israel that I highly recommend.

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