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I wish it was possible to do this site before all others, since it feels like an entrance into the... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Newcastle, Australia
Ancient entrance to the church trenches

This is just an old entrance and it’s a great place to step into the atmosphere of the old rock... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Seattle, Washington
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| Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Be aware ! Since beginning of April and for 4 months it s under renovation The Tomb and the Golgotha church are closed You can see only from outside and through the scaffolding

2  Thank ksarman
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The guide took us there and I don't really remember being impressed or mooved. It's one of these places you see on a tour and can easily forget.

1  Thank Terry B
Reviewed 23 December 2017

I wish it was possible to do this site before all others, since it feels like an entrance into the magic site of Lalibela. Either way, it is a remarkable structure and architecture. Absolutely breathtaking! Comfortable shoes and pants are a must, there are some...More

Thank Zer0oo
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

This is just an old entrance and it’s a great place to step into the atmosphere of the old rock churches.

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Adam tomb was used as the beginning passage way into these Churches in the ancient city back in 12th century. The place leads out to the compound and still well preserved. A wonderful place to visit.

Thank May F
Reviewed 28 November 2017

It is a cool shot for a pic, but nothing more than a rock :/ surrounded by way more interesting rocks

Thank paskiala
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was just a part of the day trip to see 11 churches. It was a very small part but you need to see as much as you can. It was almost just passing through to get from A to B, but take a look....More

Thank BajanDreamer
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Some climbing was required to reach this church but the visit was most interesting. The church was built of solid rock.

Thank Dr Raymond D
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Adam is not buried here and it's not a tomb. The priest inside is friendly but lots of locals hang around outside pestering you.

Thank Scott8446
Reviewed 25 August 2017

While visiting the rock-hewn churches, it's senseless not to see them all, and this was one of the many great sights. Don't pass any of it up!

Thank HolySavior
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