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Cave Church in South West Shewa

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Addis Ababa
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Addis Ababa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 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 to communicate with God nobody has to expect standard and well kept church, that's what... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This was the first rock-hewn church I'd seen: cave churches and crypts yes but never one hewn from rock. There is a 12 km unmade-up side road to enjoy after many km of pot holed tarred road often hazardous because of stray animals, over loaded carts, tuk-tuk, trucks and pedestrians. The un-tarred road takes one right into the heart of... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

very interesting, the drive to there took about two hours (a bit long) but the visit was great. we learn a lot about the local culture and religion.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

i went there as a part of a day trip. it is interesting and leaves you with questions about the palce unfortunatly the local guide dosent know much and there are not enaugh signs to tell the story in english.and it is an interesting story with great potential.my tour guide corrected the local one... the little museum at the place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

When first i see this place i did not know that it goes with lalibela but after i saw lalibela i easily find out that the same rock cut architecture it is. it has it's own symbolic gets and windows so that the church is made by the biblical signs is there of course i can say a lot about... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

A bit a drive to get there so better to do as part of a day trip; but loved the enchanting feel of the place. It looks like a natural underground palace.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The journey here is fascinating and easy to do in a day for Addis Ababa. I took a driver and he stopped off at all the villages on the way. The villagers are amazingly friendly and I felt I had a real insight into their culture. On the way to the church we passed at least a thousand villagers returning... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We did a day trip her along with Tiya and Melka Kunture and it is impressive. If like us you have one day free and thus cannot make it up north then this will give a good feel for a rock hewn church much nearer the Addis. Short tour around (separate entrances for men and women and take your shoes... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

well worth a quick visit if can't get North to the more impressive rock-hewn churches. we were lucky to have some chanting ongoing while there and really adds to the feel of the place. friendly guide.

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