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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

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A labyrinth of tunnels with grottoes and galleries connects 11 impressive churches built under King Lalibela out of red volcanic rock.more
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Reviewed yesterday

Day 1- We walked nearly 1.5km uphill from our Harbe Hotel on a cobblestone street through the center of Lalibela. Reaching the entry of the North Eastern Group, we were pointed to the 'Ticket Office' where we registered, paid $50 US each, and received a...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the churches with a guide from ETT called Ababa. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and was able to tell us everything we wanted to know about the buildings and the legends. I'm not sure if you can enter without a...More

Thank _Mags_NL
Reviewed 4 days ago

The rock-hewn churches are definitely worth a visit, even though the price to visit them are quite hefty - 50USD, but if you're in Lalibela - or even Ethiopia - what's 50USD to experience part of religious history? Try to time your visit for the...More

Thank ryank1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE reason to visit Lalibela. Bring good walking shoes and water. Seeing all of the eleven churches is a full day. Just be prepared to be harassed by vendors and young teens pretending to practice their English mixed with the “ I need...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place, definitely a world wonder. The people are also very nice and honest, a unique and special place.

Thank George G
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is some interesting history. Ethiopians are 4th century Christian coverts. There is no record of their building. There are no stone rubble piles known to exist. They are single story structures with very high ceilings.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 week ago

That was one of the most outstanding experience to see these famous churches with own eyes. There are 11 churches, and every one is unique. And of course, cross-shape church is a jewel among all.

Thank Oleg S
Reviewed 1 week ago

While there are 10 churches, only 9 are open for viewing currently. That said, I don't feel like I missed much. There are 3 or 4 churches that are particularly worth seeing, but since you can cover all of them easily in a half-day of...More

Thank JourneysFromSeattle
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful cross-shaped rock-hewn church one should definitely put on one's list of places to visit in a life time.

Thank LinahBerlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Ethiopia on July 2018 and contacted several companies to arrange our holiday. Finally we pick Cradle Ethiopia Tours. They proposed a very interesting itinerary with best price. The service was first class and we have got all the things that the company...More

Thank Edgar D
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Marc S
January 9, 2018|
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Response from SteveMXP | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marc - we paid about $200 return for air tickets from Addis to Lalibela and would recommend that you stay a few days there as it is lovely - we only stayed one night and wished we had stayed more nights. Marilyn is... More
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May F
December 1, 2017|
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I’m coming today May 24th Alex if you are available come get me at the airport I’m landing at 10:20 am flight 122 my name is Fernando
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November 28, 2017|
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Response from Beyene A | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Yes of course you can enter in the church you mentioned on Sundays since this is a day on which church service is going on the whole night starting the eve. Around 05:00am, the mass service will start and continues... More
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