Isolated mountain, the site of Massada, part of the UNESCO World Heritage, is impressive. Accessible in an hour's walk through the winding path or in a few minutes by cable car, it unveils all its beauty at sunrise. Built by Herod, King of Judea, Massada was built as a fortress/palace complex, used as a refuge by the Jewish warrior against the Roman army. The tragic events of the last days of the people hiding in Massada, whom preferred to die rather than being captured, make this place a symbol of the Jewish identity. The visit of the site gives you the opportunity to discover the history of the place, the way of life of the 900 people who lived in perfect autarchy, a breathtaking journey through time. Below this building, there is the brand new museum of Massada and its nine rooms, each of them on a different subject. You can discover here the most important archaeological items found during the site excavation.
The Judean desert
The Ein Gedi reserve