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Lalibela World Cultural Centre

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Address: Churches Street, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Phone Number:
+251 91 294 2658

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Especially compared to the cost of entrance and the cost of private book-ahead guides, getting a guide here is worth it. My guide charged 350 birr per day but constantly tried to upsell me on more activities. I agreed to go to yimrehane christos monastery, which was expensive but worth it the extra 200 birr for the guide and $50... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful guide for all the main sites of Lalibela. Our group had a 74 and 9 year old and he was extremely considerate, informative and speaking with excellent English. If you wish to support the local guides directly, call them. I recommend Mesfin Ali Kebede +251 911 030 227 guideprince@yahoo.com

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Jah jah city jah blessed new irusalem.mystics.monks angels and man united.zion on earth.black israel get ready

Thank binghiman1
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Must visit the market and see the colourful and variety of offers. Very intense and enlightening experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We spent St Michael's day in Lalibela, and our hotel, the Tukul Lodge, recommended Ermiyas Workye as a guide. He gave us an excellent tour and had very good English. He brought us right to the center of all the celebrations. His email is ermiyas.workye@facebook.com, or -ermiyas_wor@yahoo.com

Thank Chloe M
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I visited the Cultural Centre as part of an overall tour of the Lalibela Church site. The Centre's staff helped to fill some of the information gaps and allowed me to see heritage artifacts that could not be kept in the churches. It is worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We spent a full day with Ayalew in Lalibela, visiting the 11 churches and the Asheton Maryam monastry. He is a young knowledgeable, honest and humble man. He is passionate and willing to explain, but also knows how to be discreet and step back when you need time to explore things by yourself. His prices are fair, and he is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Totally awesome place, incredible place burnt into my memory forever. There was so much to take in....make sure you get a guide that speaks your language plus you'll need a shoe guard (as you have to take your shoes off to go in the churches). Where sensible shoes as there is plenty of stairs and rough terrain but worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Fairly new museum and restaurant that is very well presented. Small entry fee but guide well informed and pleasant. Interesting display and photos of local sites. Definitely worth a visit.

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