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Abreha and Atsbeha Church

| About 18 km west of Wukro, Mek'ele, Ethiopia
+251 91 472 1601
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Great view

Going through Gheralta mountains Is the most exciting and at times scary trip you can make in... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Bisrat T
,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Interesting Interior

This church, like many others in Ethiopia, has many brightly coloured icons and paintings. However... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Dr Raymond D
,
Tamworth
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| About 18 km west of Wukro, Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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+251 91 472 1601
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Going through Gheralta mountains Is the most exciting and at times scary trip you can make in Ethiopia. Abrha and Atsbeha church is one of the old churches you can visit in the Gheralta mountain systems. Climbing up to Abune Yemata monastery is the most...More

Thank Bisrat T
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This church, like many others in Ethiopia, has many brightly coloured icons and paintings. However it is small. A local priest ws helpful in explaining the icons

Thank Dr Raymond D
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We visited the church during a service and therefore decided to walk out immediately without having a further look. While we backed out to the courtyard a monk followed us and claimed we should pay 250 ETB each. I had visited the church a couple...More

1  Thank Merhaba_11
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

This church is dedicated to the twin Kings of Axum and is said to be the most beautiful rock hewn church in Tigray. It dates back to the 10th century and is decorated with pictures of biblical scenes that date from the 17th century. It...More

Thank Jackie H
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the church increased the entrance fee. 250 ETB per person is definitely too much. Especially if you ask, ehat the money is used for, you do not get an answer. What has been really bad is, that the responsible priest disappears, when he sees...More

1  Thank ethiodemet
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I really recommend not going there but selecting another one of the various rock churches in the region, although this one is beautiful. Since a few days, they have almost doubled the entrance fee. Raised from 150 birr (6 Euro) to 400 birr (10 Euro)....More

2  Thank chnilly
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

For a glimpse into the rich history of Ethiopia, and for an understanding of the meaning of faith in the lives of the people of this land, a visit to Abreha and Atsbeha Church is a MUST! Dating to the 4th Century, it is amazing...More

Thank allenr619
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

I have been regularly visiting this church for many yeasrs generally with locals. Worth a vist. Access relatively easy (about 200 steps only). Get a senior priest to explain things for a small donation (over the small ticket price) It is worth it. Take patience...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

The environmental landscapes makes the church so marvelous. The paintings in side the church is so beautiful and well decorated. The church is old beyond your expectation. To reach this historical church you should drive through a rough road and sense the landscape. Continue your...More

3  Thank 524trip
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

this church has so many old books, a really enticing place to visit. Everyone welcomes you and happy to tell all the stories about it. I totally recommend tourists to go see this wonderful historical church

Thank liza3434
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