Masada National Park

22.05.2019

From it’s Wonderful views of the desert and the dead sea to the legend behind it, everything about this mountaintop fortress screams “come visit”!

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If you are in Israel Masada National Park is a must-see.

Here’s one of Israel’s most stunning archaeological sites and an absolute “must-see”. From it’s Wonderful views of the desert and the dead sea to the legend behind it, everything about this mountaintop fortress screams “come visit”!

Located just a mere 20 min drive off the dead sea, this site is a such a major historical, religious, and archaeological find that is a joy to explore. This mighty fortress built by King Herod the Great offers you and your loved ones a chance to experience the amazing history of Masada firsthand while enjoying the magnificent views of Jordan and the Dead Sea.

That Herod was able to create such a gorgeous hideaway place in the ancient world is almost unbelievable. From its grand palace that is three levels of gorgeous mosaics to the bath house and the storage area, there’s so much incredible history here to soak in. On top of that, of course there’s also the moving history of the fortress siege and capture by the Romans (you can clearly see the ruins of the Roman siege camps in the surrounding valleys).

There are several ways you can storm the fortress…you can either travel by cable car that will take you all the way to the top (for an easy and quick ride) or, in case you’re up for the challenge, climb up the fort through the Snake Path. Make sure you begin your walk before dawn so you will not miss out on the breathtaking sunrise over the Moab Mountains.

By all accounts, this extraordinary site offers a truly surreal and a one of its kind experience.  

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