Local nameמצדה
LocationSouthern District, Israel

This place is known as the infamous site of a mass suicide of 960 people who, during First Jewish–Roman War, decided to commit suicide rather than to surrender to the Romans. This fortification offers not only insights into its dark and rich history but also breathtaking views of the surrounding area - sunsets are especially spectacular.

You can visit the visitor center and a museum that will inform you about the history of this fort. Twice a week, you can also witness a majestic light and sound show here.

Tags LookoutAerial ViewsCable CarCliffFortificationArchaeological SiteFortUNESCOAncient Art
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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv from 114 USD

Opening hours

Sat - Thu: 8 am - 5 pm
Fri and Holiday Eves: 8 am - 4 pm

Sat - Thu: 8 am - 4 pm
Fri and Holiday Eves: 8 am - 3 pm

Yom Kippur: 8 am - noon

Last entry: an hour before closing.

Masada Sound & Light Show
Mar - Aug:
Tue, Thu: 9 pm

Sep - Oct:
Tue, Thu: 8 pm


Cable car one way
Adult: NIS 29
Child: NIS 15

Cable car round trip
Adult: NIS 47
Child: NIS 29

Masada Sound & Light Show
Adult: NIS 41
Child: NIS 34

More information and contact



Unesco website

Phone +972 8 658 4207

Address Masada, Tamar Regional Council, Israel

Coordinates 31°18'55.555" N 35°21'13.23" E

Tours and activities: Masada

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

from 114 USD

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

from 105 USD

2-Day Best of Israel Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada and the Dead Sea

from 318 USD

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