Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page
Israel Nature & National Parks Protection Authority
Masada National Park (Israel Nature & National Parks Protection Authority)

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2001
Size of heritage: 276 ha
- Buffer zone: 28,965 ha

Longitude: 35,353°
Latitude: 31,314°


Masada is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, its violent destruction and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D. It was built as a palace complex, in the classic style of the early Roman Empire, by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C.). The camps, fortifications and attack ramp that encircle the monument constitute the most complete Roman siege works surviving to the present day.

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Hotels and places to stay

Kfar Hanokdim

Distance: 4,9 mi
POB 1568
89100 Arad

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

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