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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

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A labyrinth of tunnels with grottoes and galleries connects 11 impressive churches built under King Lalibela out of red volcanic rock.more
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Lalibela 1260, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I first visited the churches before UNESCO started erecting protective roofs over them. They're not all covered yet, but our guide indicated that that was the long-term plan. The roofs with their large steel supports detract from the magic and mystery of the place, but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All of the information that our guide Alye gave us was very informative. He went above and beyond his duties.

Thank fostinah8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see Place in Ethiopia. And it was our highlight of ethiopia! Must to have a local guide as well

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Reviewed 1 week ago

These are close to being amongst the top wonders of the world. The different types of building are a must see. But do not expect to see the grand churches of Europe. These go back to an earlier and simpler time at the birth of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I landed in Lalibela - wanting just to see the churches - and choose my tour guide at the airport - his name was Desale (means Happy and this is his nickname that he lived up to) Alemu. He sorted out my hotel accommodation, took...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique site you will not see anywhere else. The network of churches is very extensive and there are 3 clusters that can be visited all in one day. You have to take your shoes off to go inside and they are all quite similar inside....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know where can I start.. when u google ethiopia this church photos shown all the time and this place is spectacular. Every each church is handmade and took years to built.Inside of the churchs smelly cus of carpeting but definitely definitely everyone who...More

Thank 561omery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see, incredible what the power of faith can create, a medieval marvel. Get a good guide to fully appreciate the history and culture of this site.

Thank ou855
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lalibela is a wonderful small town which needs to be visited. as i am working in Addis i just took the weekend to visit it and i am glad that i did...

1  Thank megan2010191
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved my visit to Lalibela and the rock churches. The only thing that spoilt the experience for me was the constant barrage of people trying to engage with you. I found it really hard to just enjoy the experience and didnt stay as long...More

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Marc S
9 January 2018|
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Response from SteveMXP | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marc - we paid about $200 return for air tickets from Addis to Lalibela and would recommend that you stay a few days there as it is lovely - we only stayed one night and wished we had stayed more nights. Marilyn is... More
May F
2 December 2017|
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Response from maguver |
I’m coming today May 24th Alex if you are available come get me at the airport I’m landing at 10:20 am flight 122 my name is Fernando
29 November 2017|
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Response from Beyene A | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Yes of course you can enter in the church you mentioned on Sundays since this is a day on which church service is going on the whole night starting the eve. Around 05:00am, the mass service will start and continues... More