Masada

Masada: an ancient stone fortress in the Judaean Desert, sitting 1300 breathtaking feet above the Dead Sea. Built as a palace complex by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, in 73 A.D, the plateau holds both historic and symbolic weight, representing heroism and determination to this day. Masada is now an Israeli national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 840 acres of winding paths and well-preserved ruins. Pro tip: The Snake Path on Masada is one of the most iconic hikes in Israel, and if you can, you’ll definitely want to hike up (instead of cable car or shortened hike, aka, the Roman Ramp). Hit the trail around 5:00am to catch the sunrise from the tippy top.

Masada: an ancient stone fortress in the Judaean Desert, sitting 1300 breathtaking feet above the Dead Sea. Built as a palace complex by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, in 73 A.D, the plateau holds both historic and symbolic weight, representing heroism and determination to this day. Masada is now an Israeli national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 840 acres of winding paths and well-preserved ruins. Pro tip: The Snake Path on Masada is one of the most iconic hikes in Israel, and if you can, you’ll definitely want to hike up (instead of cable car or shortened hike, aka, the Roman Ramp). Hit the trail around 5:00am to catch the sunrise from the tippy top.

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Masada Lists

  • Most Adventurous National Parks Around The World

    If you are an adrenaline junkie look no further, we have selected some of the most *iconic*, adventurous national parks around the entire world so that you can start planning your next exploration. Whether you want to raft through rushing rivers, hike dramatic peaks, or witness incredible wildlife, check out these famous destinations for some major adventuring inspo.

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Masada Articles

  • The Biggest Pride Parades Around the World 2022

    Each June, we honor the anniversary of Stonewall Uprising: the historic event that marked the start of the modern movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual rights (LGBTQIA+) across the globe. To celebrate, hundreds of Pride parades will take place in every nook and cranny of the world. With demonstrations, seminars, parties, […]

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  • 20 of the Best Things to Do in Israel

    Israel may be small, but it’s steeped in more culture, religion, and history than just about anywhere else in the world. From mystic mountains, endless deserts and dead seas to holy walls, ancient temples, and modern street art, Israel was built for literally every type of traveler. Visiting for the first time can be tricky […]

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