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Lalibela World Cultural Centre

Churches Street, Lalibela, Ethiopia
+251946460146
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Great Visit to Lalibela

One of the highlights of our 11 night historic route trip to Ethiopia at the end of July 2017 was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
108Mary
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Los Gatos, California
Bible times place

At fiirst sight you feel as if you have moved to tha past Bible times. People greet tourist, kids... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Billyana
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“rock churches” (6 reviews)
“western group” (2 reviews)
“holy place” (2 reviews)
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Churches Street, Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our 11 night historic route trip to Ethiopia at the end of July 2017 was the rock churches of Lalibela, in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia. These are a group of eleven churches hewn from the living rock during...More

Thank 108Mary
Reviewed 20 May 2017

At fiirst sight you feel as if you have moved to tha past Bible times. People greet tourist, kids come qickly, curious to talk to you and try their English. A place where poverty is making you very sad. Presents like T-shirts, pens and little...More

Thank Billyana
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We found Lalibela a unique place in Africa with a very interesting history. The visit of 11 churches and the Asheton Mariyam monastery, spread over 3 mornings, was well guided by Ermiyas. We got all the stories and background of the site. We could take...More

Thank lydares
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I highly recommend visiting Lalibela to see the rock churches. It was amazing to see these monolithic rock churches dating back to the 12th and 13th century. If you can I recommend a two day stay in Lalibella as one day would be too short....More

Thank amslon2017
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I've written my review of this attraction under Churches of Lalibela, but wanted to point out that in addition to the churches, Lalibela as a town is remarkable in itself, perched high on a mountain ridge with amazing views to further high mountain ranges and...More

2  Thank therapina
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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...More

2  Thank dhananjayaa
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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,...More

Thank Scott C
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...More

1  Thank Sarah R
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

1  Thank binghiman1
Reviewed 25 August 2016

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

Thank AntonioFonseca
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