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Address: Lalibela 1000, Ethiopia
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

A labyrinth of tunnels with grottoes and galleries connects 11 impressive...

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

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Fascinating - especially at Easter

My 13 year old son and I hired a local guide who was recommended to us by other tourists we met in Ethiopia. We called him up when we arrived in Lalibela and luckily he was... read more

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My 13 year old son and I hired a local guide who was recommended to us by other tourists we met in Ethiopia. We called him up when we arrived in Lalibela and luckily he was available. His name is Setegn ("Seta") Mekonnen (setegn_mekonnen@yahoo.com, 091 1096469). He was very friendly and guided us at our own pace through all the... More 

1 Thank DadaEliza
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

i never seen like this historical place in my life it is really amazing and merakel for me. i highly recomanded this historcal place for the travellers

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see one of the wanders of the world this is the place! It is not quite understandable how these churches have been hewn from the rock! It is amazing to see and admire this work made centuries ago!

Thank Connyswede
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great time out seeing the ancient churches of Lalibela. Our visit was during the Easter Celebrations and it was a perfect time to see the devotion of the Orthodox Christian adherents

1 Thank Fisayo A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a highly reputed wonder of the world preserved much in its original form. The sights are not the greatest you will get but the history and the wisdom, dedication, hard work and labour of the ancient people can be much appreciated at the actual scenes. It requires a fair amount of walking on uneven rocky surfaces particularly after... More 

1 Thank Eric L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These churches are amazing! We've done many tours in ethiopia, but this one was by far the best. We got us an amazing guide via a hint on tripadvisor. His name is Ayalew Setegn. There are many mediocre guys in Ethipoia, but he was amazing. Great english and fun company. I would highly recommend him to all my friends. Simply... More 

1 Thank Kai C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd seen the photos beforehand but we were blown away when we came to the first church. It is a marvel to work out how they moved all that rock so long ago with the available technology. The awe continued to the last of the 11 churches. What we liked about them is that they are not museum pieces but... More 

1 Thank A F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People wanting to be hired as guide, 500birr person ,a bit over kill. You have to pay guide transportation both ways, ticket to enter 500 birr and they want tip. Lonely planet has great descriptions wonderful to walk the loose rocks and paths to see this marvel. Get a walking stick shoes with ankle support,water,hat and sun block. They make... More 

1 Thank joyious
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are able to get to Lalibela....do it! It is so beautiful, so remote and so sacred. It is worth the effort. We took a day trip and spent the night at a lovely little hotel called Tukul Village....highly recommend! We flew out of Addis Ababa very inexpensively on Ethiopian Air. The hotel provided transportation from the airport and... More 

2 Thank JenniferRikkers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We managed to visit the NW & Southern Chruches as well as the Gt. Georges Church which is stand alone. The churches carved into the rocks are spectacular with details and arches. Hard to imagine how this was done. Bring good walking shoes and be prepared to take them off when entering the churches.

1 Thank Loretta M

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