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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So there's the story/history of the place, there's the experience of walking among the ruins, there's the heat and then there's the view. Even though neither of these elements individually would neces... more »
Es wurde schon viel zu Masada NP geschrieben. Wir waren fasziniert und begeistert. Die Fahrt durch die karge Landschaft, mit Blick auf das Tote Meer, hat sich wirklich gelohnt. more »Much has been written about Masada NP. We were fascinated and thrilled. The trip through the barren landscape, overlooking the Dead Sea, was really worth it.
The site was incredible historical masterpiece. Although, the lady at the security gate where cars are let in yelled at us for using a Hebrew greeting at the gate saying “NEVER SAY HELLO AT A CHECKPOINT IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE UNLESS YOU SPEAK THAT LANGUAGE!” It’s a strange way to greet foreigners trying to be polite.
An impressive historical site. Tells the sad story of the last Jewish fighters against the Roman Empire. Great views
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