Masada National Park, Masada

4.8
#1 of 234 in Parks in Israel
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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  • MASADA (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) was a hilltop fortress high above the Dead Sea and presently is a National Park that can reached by cable car or trail. Standing high above the Jiddah Desert...  more »
  • We had an amazing guide “see israel with Avi” he really brought Masada to life. My kids were never bored. He only talked in each area a few minutes which was perfect. We have done Masada before...  more »
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  • Great sight with lots of history and exciting hiking trails. The runners path is recommended. Lots of tourism groups running around but you can get some information from their guides by listening.
  • Nice historical place to visit. 2000 years old!! Cable cars are well maintained. Trekking part is very fun. If you're planning to trek, wear light weighted!
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