Located on an isolated rock plateau above the Dead Sea, bearing well preserved remains of Herodian palaces, and a Roman siege, and being a Jewish symbol for uncompromising fight from freedom, Masada is the most popular destination Israel.
Whether climbing Masada at sunrise, or ascending by the cable car, Masada is an unforgettable experience as it combines a rich display of archaeology, dramatic history, nature, and modern symbolism.
It is recommended to complement the tour with a visit to Masada Museum .
Presenting Masada to “The Watchman”, Erick Stakelbeck, 2016
Masada ( Hebrew: מצדה metsada , “fortress”) is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a mesa. It is located on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea 20 km (12 mi) east of Arad.
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Masade is in the Judean Desert, about 2 hours drive from Jerusalem, and takes about 2-3 hours to explore.