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Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Phone Number: +251913066990
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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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The churches are amazing. It is important to get a good guide when going through them so you can appreciate all the symbolism, architecture and science that the King Lalibela and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The churches are amazing. It is important to get a good guide when going through them so you can appreciate all the symbolism, architecture and science that the King Lalibela and his workers put into these buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Spent a day with a guide walking and exploring the churches of Lalibela. What an amazing experience. I also had a 'boot' man who was there to help take off, put on and carry my boots at each church - I thought it very 'colonial' but by the end of the day he had really earned his money and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Simply amazing. We stayed at Lalibela Hotel (pic below free wifi, very clean) and our guide Melkamu Afrasha (see card below) did a great job! We were there on market day and I am so glad we took up the offer to go to the market! You see a different side of Lalibela through commerce and trading by locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

each of this churches rockhewn and designed amazingly and each different are breathtaking to see.the way some of this churches connected by tunnel to each other is very amazing!I especially love Bete Amanuel and Bete Giorgis. I think this is a must see place once in Ethiopia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very impressed with the monolithic churches. It's incredible to think they were literally carved from stone. We had a good guide who had excellent English. Felt a little cheated as he pushed off the tour till the afternoon, assuring us we'd have time to see all churches in 3 hours but we didn't - really should spend the whole day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Definately a must-must go! Of course, the quality of your visit will also depend on the quality of your guide, but anyway, it´s the kind of place that amazes everyone. Bring charged batteries (or new ones) and a bottle of water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The visit opens ones eyes to the old Christianity unlike the Roman Catholics who still value basic tenets of religious respect ...bowing and never ever entering with shoes on . Seeing people sitting with small Bible in Geese in corners is a wonderful experience . While group of churches are within a complex and connected still with ancient tunnels the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

There is pretty much no other reason to come to Lalibela - so your obviously going to be looking at the churches regardless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

All of the churches show the design and intricate planning that went into the creation of these buildings. It is amazing that they were created in solid rock with simple hand tools. The architects certainly knew what they were doing. there is progression in the style from the first to the last. You have to be willing to take your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Had an excellent time in the Lalibella with ETT tour company. Meeting the tribes was very interesting just make sure you have a good tour company to experience it better. I can highly recommend ETT tour company. I am sure anyone that has used them can back me up on this. ETT are an excellent tour company I did my... More 

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Address: Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Phone Number: +251913066990
Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Amhara Region  >  Lalibela

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