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Reviewed January 1, 2019

This place is a wonderful piece of Ethiopian history. If you do not have time to visit the Stone Churches of Lalibela, then this 12th church is for you. Located about 1 1/2 hours outside of Addis it is easily accessible. Just not sure why...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ralph D
Reviewed August 26, 2018

I did a day tour with Adadi Mariam as the high point. The actual church itself was a bit disappointing as the building itself is not spectacular, but the history is worth the trip. The tour itself was very good. The guides Muluken and Jeremiah...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Leighton W
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

The church is very simple, but carving it out of the rock must have been a massive job. The guide explains everything very well.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

The visit of this about 900 year old (volcanic) rock-hewn monolithic church is indeed a rewarding event. If one, for any reason, cannot visit the Church of St.George in Lalibela, the Adadi Mariam church maybe sort of a compensation. It can be reached on a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Martin Z
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Unlike the dozen of rock-hewn churches at Lalibela, Adadi Mariam is a simple structure: purely functional and lacking in any decoration apart from a few makeshift religious posters hanging on the walls. The church's atmosphere is otherworldly and its underground location suggests an underground religion,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Roman L
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Tried to get to Adadi wit public transport, but gave up and eventually hitchhiked. It is easy to miss the turn-off on the Butajira road at about 55 km from Addis, but most locals know the place. The church is hewn out of solid rock,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We had a great daytrip to Adadi Mariam and the stelae at Tiya (UNESCO site) with a picnic in between. A young deacon meets you at the gate and makes an informative and pleasant tour guide, explaining the history and all the copious symbolism of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

Adadi Mariam church is a church which was cut out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD by King Lalibela who carved 11 more beautiful ones in the northern Ethiopia. Adadi Mariam church is a great site to visit with a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank mulukeng2016
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We made a visit to Adadi Mariam cave church which in interesting to be visited in you are going to Tiya Stele Field site and Mela Kunture Archaeological site.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank asaa_roman
Reviewed January 2, 2017

This place the place where Christians and peoples of other religion must see. It is not only matter of once religion it is also the countries treasure. And we can understand from this the strength of our fathers and mothers sacrificing for their belief. And...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Response from wavedavey | Reviewed this property |
sorry so late replying - I used a personal contact who does some work as a travel agent/organizer. guy is a total gent and pretty easy going - I can share his details with you if still interested.