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Address: Masada 8698000, Israel
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+972 8-658-4207
08:00 - 17:00
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Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Don't cheat- do the hike! It's so rewarding

Don't take the cable car if you are able to manage a moderate hike. The Masada site opens at 5am and make sure you arrive on time so that it allows you 45 minutes to climb to... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't take the cable car if you are able to manage a moderate hike. The Masada site opens at 5am and make sure you arrive on time so that it allows you 45 minutes to climb to the top and also position yourself for sunrise. It was around 6am for us. The cable car opens later at 8am so you... More 

Thank Kaji_London
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an amazing spot to visit. I have been twice, and plan on returning. The second time there was an excavation site. I look forward to returning to see what has been uncovered. A lot of walking. Good shoes non slip! There is a exhilarating trail to walk up, or a lift. Take water, and snacks. Expect at least... More 

Thank Jean R
Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can walk up and down the mountain or take the cablecar. Its about a 5 minute ride up and about a 25-45 minute walk down, depending on your fitness level and how often you stop to take photos. There are stairs and path parts to the trail. Masada itself is ancient and has quite a complicated and interesting history.... More 

Thank Rik T
Queanbeyan, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this place. The scenery itself is amazing. The story, especially of the siege, is fascinating. There is more to be seen than I realised- the remains are more extensive and the buildings more complete (there has been reconstruction). We loved it.

1 Thank Geoff W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Masada was King Herod's vacation fortress that was the setting of some tragic stories in history. The view atop the fortress is gorgeous, as you can see for miles, including the Dead Sea. The climb is a moderate hike all the way up to the summit, and you can take a cable car which opens at 8 AM as well.

1 Thank chenster22
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit! March was great as it wasn't too hot. Nice temperature and wind made a visit really great. A lot of things to see and it takes a lot of time to see everything. Worth visiting as it offers amazing views apart of other things.

Thank Durdica385
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As there are a number of reviews already describing the attraction, I won't go into the details there. We wanted to take the snake route up to the top, but we didn't realize that the path was closed at 3p. In retrospect, this was a good decision, as it would have been a difficult hike with our kids given the... More 

Thank dukehuh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I came to know of this from a friend and wow I must say the hike first thing in the morning is amazing, I was getting to the bottom just after the sun showed itself around 630 it was incredible, there was a lot of reviews that made me question If I should hike up or take the tram. The... More 

Thank Owen S
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We approached Masada from the Arad side. This meant we could climb up the causeway created by the Romans to capture the citadel. This was far more meaningful than the cable car side. It is cheap to enter the park. The signage on top is very good and you can relive the experience of those who held out for so... More 

Thank 166jonathan
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353 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the snaky path up, and the cable car down. The climb was not easy (early April - not too hot) but happy we did it. You must bring water. At the top we were rewarded with incredible history- amazingly preserved colors on walls, structures and ruins that told the intense story of the siege. The views are awesome... More 

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