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Adadi Mariam

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 94 304 3745
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Lalibela church close to Addis.

We had a great daytrip to Adadi Mariam and the stelae at Tiya (UNESCO site) with a picnic in... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Unique church cut off a rock

Adadi Mariam church is a church which was cut out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Muluken G
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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“unique church” (2 reviews)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 94 304 3745
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had a great daytrip to Adadi Mariam and the stelae at Tiya (UNESCO site) with a picnic in between. A young deacon meets you at the gate and makes an informative and pleasant tour guide, explaining the history and all the copious symbolism of...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Adadi Mariam church is a church which was cut out of a single piece of rock in the 13th Century AD by King Lalibela who carved 11 more beautiful ones in the northern Ethiopia. Adadi Mariam church is a great site to visit with a...More

3  Thank Muluken G
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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.

Thank asaa_roman
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...More

Thank Kibrom2014@gmai... K
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...More

2  Thank Chrisbeeoxford
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.

Thank JJH0706
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...More

1  Thank ems1235792234
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...More

1  Thank Abiy T
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.

1  Thank Lemoni977
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...More

4  Thank DubaiAmanda
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Response from wavedavey | Reviewed this property |
sorry so late replying - I used a personal contact who does some work as a travel agent/organizer. guy is a total gent and pretty easy going - I can share his details with you if still interested.