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Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia

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It's the one you see in the books!

It's totally obvious that if you go to Lalibela, you'll visit St Grorge. It gives you the view and the photos that you always imagined. So it's a must and deservedly so. But as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It's totally obvious that if you go to Lalibela, you'll visit St Grorge. It gives you the view and the photos that you always imagined. So it's a must and deservedly so. But as an experience, I found the south eastern group of churches more interesting because of the labyrinthine weave of passages and tunnels. Fortunately you don't have to... More 

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The only church which stands in its original state. Visit at sunset to see it in the last rays of the sun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Much better than words or pictures can say. We had an excellent guide - Tesfau. It is probably the best of the churches but all are recommended.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved this church. Great for pictures. Wonderful to traverse the tunnels to get inside. It looks small from the outside but it is remarkable on the inside. The carving is just unbelievable for any time period but given what it must have taken to do this centuries ago it is stunning.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

YOu cannot miss this church carved out of the igneous rock. A beautiful two story building carved out of the rock, both inside and out, built nearly a millennium ago without any kinds of tools with mechanically advantage or explosives. BEautiful, and Amazing. The walk down is fantastic, but the photography can be fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Bet Giorgis, this is rightly the highlight among a whole series of magnificent rock churches. You have the opportunity to view from all angles both inside and out and each is well worthwhile.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

just on the edge of 1 group of churches- but included in tours of the churches. Nothing much inside but interesting to view from above. Again- you need walking boots as a bit tricky in places but ok if you are fit

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very beautiful Church, perhaps the most spectacular of all churches in Lalibela............................

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Albi, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It is set apart from the main complex but usually included in the church tours. All the various rock carved churches are quite mind blowing but this to me has the greatest visual impact of them all. It, essentially, sits in the middle of a big hole with about 20 foot vertical drops with no safety barriers. I do suffer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It has been a privilege to visit the churches in Lalibela which are almost 1000 years old. An amazing feet of engineering given that they are carved out of the rock and none of today's tools were available. It is amazing that they are in still in use on a daily basis. Be sure to wear socks and if you... More 

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