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Incredible Location!! Beautiful Climb!! Great Views!! Lovely Church!!

Abuna Yemata church definitely ranks among the top attractions of our Ethiopian trip. People told... read more

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
Incredible place!

This place is incredible and others churches also are worth of visiting. I vistited this area with... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Tigray churches are a great thing to do and I agree that it should be one of the top things to do. We travelled as a couple and had booked 2 days, but actually I think 1day would be enough with Abuna Yamata church...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read great reviews on Aregawi as a guide so I booked an expensive one night tour of Tigray churches. A few days before I had met a group and could do the same tour for a quarter of the price so I WhatsApped...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank oliviahmorrell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abuna Yemata church definitely ranks among the top attractions of our Ethiopian trip. People told frightening stories about the climb but it turned out to be relatively easy and safe. There is a 45 minute climb up a steep hill, on a well defined path....More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This place is incredible and others churches also are worth of visiting. I vistited this area with Tomas, he showed me many beautiful places in this area. If you want visit this area with responsible giude you should contact with Tomas. His email adress: aregawigebrehiwet6@gmail.com...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jaro-JakosToBedzie
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Unbelievable place, visited by relatively small amount of people. We spent 7 weeks traveling around the country and this place is definitely among the top 5. Do not miss it and do not give it up because of those harrowing stories about the climb. Yes,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 70ava
Reviewed 4 November 2018

My friend and I met Awergawi by accident in Mek'ele, but that was probably the best thing that happend on our stay in Ethiopia! First of, he arranged our trip to the Tigray churches, which was amazing! The view is fantastic, and the churches themselves...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linus B
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon Aregawi on accident in Mek’ele when looking for a bus to Aksum. He convinced us to visit the trigrai churches and helped us with transportation to Aksum and Debark. We would have missed the amazing churches and would have struggled to find...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank FarAway65401503708
Reviewed 4 November 2018

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Berhanu was our guide for two days visiting the rock churches in Gheralta. He was very informative and took a real interest in both the churches and our welfare. He speaks very good English and is a genuinely lovely person. We would highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ed S
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Recently we visited the area of Gerhalta. The first day we visited Mikael Milhaizengi church: a church with a beautiful carved ceiling. In the afternoon we attended the preparations for Timkat, an interesting procession with a lot of singing and dancing. The next day very...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Willem_Jlr
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We saw a lot of rock churches in our trip to Lalibela and Tigray and this was one of the major highlights. Well worth the effort if you are ok with heights and fairly narrow ledges. We were a family with 10 and 12 year...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Samantha A
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16 March 2017|
Response from 129mervats | Reviewed this property |
i didnot get what you mean .. sorry