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Ancient Rock Church

It was nice to see what the ancient people were thinking and the historic tour was very... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Perth, Australia
Lovely rock hewn church in the Tigray region

Easy access to this interesting church. It's built of sandstone and its most striking feature is... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Jackie H
Swindon, United Kingdom
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15 Aug 2018
“Ancient Rock Church”
4 weeks ago
“So beautiful and so much in need of restoration”
Wukro, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a real jewel in a desolate state. The wall paintings are in urgent need of restoration. Two local guides are there for the visitors and ask for 460 birr at the end of the visit.

Thank LinahBerlin
Reviewed 15 August 2018

It was nice to see what the ancient people were thinking and the historic tour was very informative. We had a good guide and was very professional.

Thank Yolande_de_Silva
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Be careful with the guides around this church. Ask to see their ID to ensure they are real guides. Some of them are trying to charge way more than required for the tour of the church (i.e. more than the rate at Lalibella to tour...More

Thank Gobez M
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Easy access to this interesting church. It's built of sandstone and its most striking feature is the decorated 15th Century pillar depicting pictures of saints and angels. It also has a high ceiling with line drawings which still shows some blackening caused by a large...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I visited this rock hewn church that is said to be the oldest rock hewn church in Ethiopia and it is situated in Tigrai. It is about a 5 hour drive from Axum. The church was very interesting both outside and inside. I visited the...More

Thank CarlosPeter
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Easy access from Wukro, and a good example of the rock-hewn type of churches of the region. A gentle walk from the parking place and a pleasant location. The usual ticket to be paid, and offering to the priest will be of direct help. If...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We would have been more impressed if this had been the first. Very easy to access compared with others, though.

Thank MountainFrancis
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I went after visiting some other churches. The best part of this church is it's accessibility. Other churches are better...but this is easy to reach.

Thank Jason4hr
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This is one of the better rock-hewn churches north of Mekele, but not as good as Lalibela. There are priests around, good quality religious paintings inside, and a market at the foot of the hill with some good photo opportunities.

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This church is very accessible, with lovely views of the area and a vibrant Saturday market below. Our guide, Yalew Tafete of Guide Ethiopia Tours who was with us for the entire 3-week trip, answered every question and was able to tell us the stories...More

Thank Nona C
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