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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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All the churches of Lalibela

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The rock churches are the only reason to go to Lalibela and they are fascinating. We visited the week before the Ethiopian Easter and services were in full swing. You may not understand the services, but the devotion of the people is intense and some spend all day inside their favorite church, praying and meditating. Be warned that some of... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My wife and I spent 3 wonderful days in Lalibela. We met a guide on arrival at the airport who took us to our hotel and later took us through the churches. All very good value. Beware of school children trying to con you asking you to buy a school book for them, which they later return to the shop... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Very beautiful! Both the churches and the surrounding villages! The ticket is somehow expensive, I sincerelly hope this money will go to help the local people!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

There are two lots of churches, located quite closely to each other. Be prepared to walk over smooth well worn rocks, which can be quite slippery in parts and down steep slopes and over large rocky steps. The wonderful thing about these rock hewn churches are that they are still in use after all these centuaries.We were so lucky to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

too many visitors see all the churches in a single day. I would recommend spending time at the churches and absorbing the details of construction and their aura. Each is fascinating in it's own way. A guide that doesn't rush you or a detailed guidebook would be a necessity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The rock-hewn Lalibela churches are a sight to behold. Get ready to do a lot of `rocky' walking, climbing, descending, bending etc. Dress a bit conservatively, Shoes to be removed and heads to be preferably covered when entering the holy places. Carry lots of water. Entry fee of US$ 50 per head allows you to leisurely visit and explore the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Lalibela a medieval settlement in the Lasta area of Wallo, lies at the centre of an extensive complex of rock churches. Some can be reached by one or two hours' drive, others are a full day's journey. Lalibela has 11 remarkable rock-hewn monolithic churches, believed to have been built by King Lalibela in the late 12th or early 13th Century.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I’m not sure about the price per se, because we were on a NatGeo tour, but I found these churches -- although interesting -- so very over rated. Yes, they were hewn from rock, but that is all you see. And there are other spectacular places that are rock hewn across the world that are better maintained. I found these... More 

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