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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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Amazing Market

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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Lisbon, Portugal
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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

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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We tried to visit in 2013 but we had to find the caretaker and then were able to look round. Not being used at that time but understand from friends in Lalibela it is now used when there are visiting dignatories. It cost a lot of EU money to build.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

The cultural part of the center was closed when we visited but the restaurant was open and it is excellent! The salads are huge and fresh, traditional dishes are great and cheap. Best place eat locally

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

I was overwhelmed to see such a marvel, unexpectedly, in Ethiopia. I knew I'd enjoy my visit to the country, but never it would be that much enjoyment, one of the reasons was seeing Lalibela churches. I've been through other reviews and I'd state without any hesitation that a good guide is a must. Unfortunately our guide was not. Hence... More 

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Thank LoveEthiopia
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

I'm a fairly independent traveller and have not really used many guides unless it's really essential to understanding the history of a place (eg Vatican City) . I didn't want a guide to detract from the spiritual ambience of Lalibela. We were therefore really fortunate to meet a guide called Ayalew Setegn. We met him at the airport and he... More 

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