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Description: A labyrinth of tunnels with grottoes and galleries connects 11 impressive...
A labyrinth of tunnels with grottoes and galleries connects 11 impressive churches built under King Lalibela out of red volcanic rock.
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One of the most extraordinary places I have ever visited. I visited during the day of Mary and was indeed worthwhile. To see these 11 churches carved inside and outside from a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most extraordinary places I have ever visited. I visited during the day of Mary and was indeed worthwhile. To see these 11 churches carved inside and outside from a solid rock makes us feel so small... Minus: absurdly expensive (55USD/person) for non ethiopians added to the compulsory guide (40USD/group/day). But considering is a must-see not only in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

For those who have a minimum amount of time to visit those churches, be aware that there are 3 different clusters of churches not too far from each other, I would recommend you to do the visit on 2 different days to enjoy it even more. I did the Northen and Southern cluster during my first afternoon there and did... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ethiopia has lots of places to be, but Lalibela was really one of the most impressive places if ever been! Like this churches were just hewn into the rocks is just unbelievable when you think about in which century the Ethiopians have done it!

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Ennis, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

No doubt these churches are amazing and claims of the eight wonder abound from the self deprecating local guides but for me the price pushed me to the negative edge. It's $50 to visit and another $25 for a guide. I have travelled extensively and I don't think I have paid as much in a similar context for equally amazing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited the church sites and experienced the incredible amazing carved out beautiful churches. The active worship was as though we had stepped back in history and time. Difficult to articulate the magnificent scale of the feats... It is a wonder and is worthy of the UNESCO world heritage listing. Absolutely a world wonder to be experienced.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have never visit churches which are so extraordinary like this ones in Lalibela. The spirit of the place caches you immediately it's just a wonder when you imagine that this churches are just hewn into the rocks starting from top using just manpower! The only negative side is that the entrance fee is so high for a world heritage... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Interesting town and churches to see. Stunning views over the valley and some nice hotels in the area.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The churches are an amazing wonder of the world. they must be scene and experienced in person. the pictures of the churches meet the expectation anticipated when seeing it in person, but lacks the amazing wonder of how many there are and the location in which they are placed.

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Elancourt, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lalibela is worth seeing. First advice: you have to be fit. After the visit you will feel pain in all your muscles, many stairs, corridors, up and down. However fascinating. One regret, I do not like the metallic pillars protecting the sites, two modern!

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Bahar Dar, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, one of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Bet Georgis is one group of eleven monolithic churchs, this church is semi-monolithic structures were carved directly into the stone of the mountainside at least 800 years ago. no one couldn't believe made in human wisdom of power.

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