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Herod's Western Palace

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Address: Masada, Israel
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At Masada National Park

One of the attraction of Masada National Park is this ”palace” and the views over Dead Sea. If you had time, go visit this part of Masada because worth it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Iasi, Romania
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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the attraction of Masada National Park is this ”palace” and the views over Dead Sea. If you had time, go visit this part of Masada because worth it.

Thank SakinTravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see. The ruins of Masada, the horrific history and the ancient remains are fascinating. You could spend all day here. You even have the option to walk to the top (otherwise there is a cable car ride).

Thank Shell C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Masada is amazing and I never knew about Herod's palace here. Mosaics and columns... partially in place. It faces North to look on the land his wife came from and maybe as the Temple protects the North of the city of Jerusalem, perhaps his ego had him envisioning himself as the protector of all he ruled? 3 levels of palace,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Like the rest of the ruins in Masada the Western Palace is beautiful and offers interesting stories for those who go with a guide.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Place is incredible, views are absolutely astonishing, we saw it on the 'Royal Tour with Prime Minister' Video and it totally blew our minds.

Thank Al L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

It takes a bit of courage to climb the stairs down - they are attached to the side of the mountain so there is quite a drop on the side. It's totally worth it. And the view is amazing - the mountains on one side and the Dead Sea all the way to the horizon. And some Roman encampment ruins... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Go to this place and the silence will amaze you The views will entice you But the story will sadden you It is worthwhile to visit

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Beautiful location. Excellent lobby, spa, indoor pool, jacuzzi outdoor pool and fab seaside faciliites, We spent the day here so Idont know what the rooms are like but from heresay they are also first class. There was an excellent poolside musician to enjoy while we were in the pool. A thoroughly enjoyable day.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I have heard about Masada for many years. It was so amazing to visit and actually see firsthand the intricacies of the palace and the different parts of the ruins. Our Tour guide was very knowledgeable and was not only able to answer all of our questions but was pursued by other visitors who had questions for him. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Its very interesting to see the palace and how it was well equipped ... the story is very sad indeed; but you can have a grasp of how things really went.

Thank Lidia A

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