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Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
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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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Best heaven on earth zion paradise.Christian history new jerusalem of africa hidden from black ppl in the disspora

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best heaven on earth zion paradise.Christian history new jerusalem of africa hidden from black ppl in the disspora

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stay two night in Lalibela during Ethiopian Christmas time it was Execellnt experience that I share from the local as well piligrms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most amazing places I have been to. It is incredible how they managed to build those churches without modern technology, and it is touching to see how the people respect those momuments. Our guides Addisalem Bernahu and his colleague made the experience even better with their knowledge and friendliness. Thoroughly recommended.

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Djibouti, Djibouti
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Carved into the rocks some 8 centuries ago, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are simply amazing! The details, both outside and inside the church are impressive when you know that the whole structure was carved into the rocks

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing how all the rock-hewn churches are connected..The look at all the pillars and carvings on the inside of the churches is unbelievable, specially if you imagine that all this is carved out of one solid rock..

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rock Hewn Churches are spectacular and worth the visit. There are 12 of them as well as the tomb of adam, they are split in to a northern group and also a southern group. The way it works is that they are open to the public fro 8 to 12 and then 2 to 6. You have to pay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't say much about this World Heritage Site except that walking through the churches on Christmas Day and the following two days will be a memory I will always cherish. A guide is a must. Ours, Sefiw, was terrific.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The churches of Lalibela are a MUST see. They are beautiful and they carry a history that is breath-taking. My boyfriend and I self-toured through each of them and the experience is one that I won't forget. If you are going to Ethiopia in general, it is worth it to take a domestic flight here and explore the churches with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just experienced Ledet in Lalibela, famous for celebrating Christmas. The population swells from 35,000 to over 90,000 as pilgrims arrive from all over Ethiopia, on foot, mule, bus, plane. You can imagine how crowded and chaotic Lalibela gets. Although we don't always use guides, we sure are glad we did this time. With this many pilgrims, it is near... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my 2nd visit to Lalibela. I remain impressed though disappointed to see the erected covers in these lovely churches. Locals blame UNESCO and the Italian Government. I am not sure who the culprit is but whoever thought to put up those horrible pipes just did not care about the beauty of the churches. There could have been a... More 

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