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Time Out Says

This Herodian fortification overlooking the Dead Sea marks one of the most dramatic events in Jewish history.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Masada marks the spot where 1,000 Jewish rebels entered one of the final episodes of the Great Revolt against Rome two millennia ago. Instead of fighting, the rebels chose to commit suicide. The scenery surrounding Masada is just as dramatic as its backstory, with Herod’s palace overlooking an immense gorge and the expanse of the Dead Sea. It’s no wonder that Masada continues to be one of Israel’s biggest tourist sites.


Dead Sea
NIS 28, NIS 14 child; Cable car: NIS 47 NIS 28 conc
Opening hours:
Summer: Sun-Thu, Sat 08:00-17:00; Fri 08:00-16:00. Winter: Sun-Thu, Sat 08:00-16:00; Fri 08:00-15:00 (The cable car closes one hour before)
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