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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always the option to walk/ climb up the trails to reach the Masada plateau but every 15 min you can do it by taking a cable car . A must when you are around the dead sea

Thank Karl-Heinz H
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

If you are going to visit Masada, then be sure to climb down the mountain on the side set of stairs to visit Herods Western Plaza. The view is just amazing and to just imagine what his palace was like and to see the mosaics...More

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Got up very early, hiked the crazy steep path to reach summit of Masada to watch sunrise!! It literally was one of the most beautiful things I ever witnessed. A once in a lifetime experience! After sunrise you can explore Harrods palace (before it gets...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Great Historic site over 2000 years old. A must visit bucket list worthy site. Hot and rocky walk. Take a hat and water. Get a guide to explain all the spots. Worlds oldest synagog there. Read wikipidea before going.

2  Thank bajajulio
Reviewed 29 May 2018

King Herod the Great, ruler Israel on behalf of the Roman Empire ( 1 B.C.E.) erected this luxurious desert fortress out of his paranoia as a place to seek refuge against all his enemies. Today, the only remains of the magnificent temple include columns, capitals,...More

Thank SmileyKay
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Wow! Amazing architecture on the side of the mountain. How did they do this? Fun walking down the stairs, imagining what it would have been like in Herod's time.

Thank Aloha3
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is beyond my imagination! When Harod wanted a “get away” he cut no corners. In a desert, on a high plateau of 1000 feet, no water to be seen except the Dead Sea and so hard to get to. The perfect place for a...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Herod had built a summer palace at Herodium, a mountain in the wild after having won the battle against the Parthian.The climb to see the ruins Canberra pretty strenuous and is not at all a summer activity!!!

Thank Padmini15
Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is part of the Masada experience, you don't need to walk up, it was quite hot at the top ( March ) and you can easily get heat exhausted just walking around to see everything at the top so I suggest you take the...More

Thank anniestravelreviews
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

What a View Herod had !!!! Amazing place worth of going down and up from the top of Masada. It can be very windy there so be careful with your hats.

Thank Piotrul
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