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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our day we sat at the site of the palace with Israeli fighter jets actually flying below us on low altitude maneuvers. The site is well maintained and black lines let you what is original from 2000 years ago or reconstructed. The story here...More

Thank rcaldin
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The models of Herods palace perched high up on the mountian side at Masada give an amazing perspective of this mans inginuity and egotistical life style. The buildoing of the palace must have cost many lives but still an amazing thing to see.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 23 October 2018

King Herod was either a genius or mad. Who would've thought to build a 3 tier Palace here. He began massive construction on the mountain erecting two luxurious palaces, a swimming pool, several lavish bathhouses, and a giant water system. Many call him Herod the...More

Thank peachkoblerpie
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Taking the cable car up to the top, it's hard to imagine the fortifications could be breached. Until you get to the Western Wall. See and judge your self. But once out of the lift I would recommend paying 20 NIS For audio gu which...More

Thank tsv01
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

1  Thank 802karlheinzh
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 17 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 8 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 27 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.

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