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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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What a charming place, Wow!!!

I heard a bout this rock-hewn churches from my friends, starting from that time i always want to visit those churches, it is more than what i heard about it, it is the most... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
alexmarcell38
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I heard a bout this rock-hewn churches from my friends, starting from that time i always want to visit those churches, it is more than what i heard about it, it is the most interesting ancient civilization, must see while you are in Ethiopia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Please visit, a must visit place. Great history and an attempt by King Lalibella to have a second Jerusalem in ET for those who cannot travel to Palestine/Israel to visit the holy place. We happened to be there 2 days before the Ethiopia Christmas on Jan 5th. There were people everywhere waiting to enter the Churches and pray. Missed the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best thing in Ethiopia. I was lucky enough to hear monks chanting at one of the churches. I spent 2 half days viewing the churches with a guide, which was just right.

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Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fascinating by the wonderful,curving single rock churches of Lalibela. our guide had an excellent knowledge of all history being depicting,some brought back memories of Sunday school,others was completely new to us. if you go to Ethiopia never miss this heavenly place.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sure! I visited lalibela when i was 12 but I didn't know anything about lalibela after my teacher thought about lalibela in History class I was fascinated and eager to visit I did after 8 years it was completely different. if you know the detail information about the history and construction with incomparable architecture it is mysterious how they built... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These amazing churches make the trip to Ethiopia worthwhile. They are a sight to be seen...BEAUTIFUL!!! Make sure you visit as many as you possibly can.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have already produced a review of this amazing site, but some idiot in trip advisor has not accepted it for entirely spurious reasons. So if you want to know what I think, contact me directly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The price is $50 per person which is exorbitant- the ticket covers 5 days and maybe if you are there for that amount of time and visit every day it might make it hurt a bit less. When you add on the price of a guide it makes it pricey. Nevertheless the churches are amazing feats of human endeavor. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Lalibela churches. The architecture, history and geology are all incredible - breathtaking. We were very lucky to find such a good guide - Sisay. Whilst we would have enjoyed our visit in any case I think that Sisay really brought the stories to life, he is very knowledgeable on the history (local and... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lalibela also known as the second Jerusalem which is known by the famous monolithic rock-hewn churches with amazing architectural skill, those magnificent rock cut churches erected in 12th century by king Lalibela he is one of the outstanding king during the Zagwe dynasty, in this Sacred town there are 11 surrounding churches both of them have their own specialties by... More 

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