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North West of Addis Ababa | Seimien Shewa Zone of Oromia Region, Debre Libanos 1000, Ethiopia
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We went to the Debre libanos monastery yesterday led by Joseph and Sizar and had an amazing time. The monastery was beautiful and historically significant and the Biue Nile Gorge was absolutely one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Joseph led us over...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Marea G
Reviewed 5 May 2019

Tour leader, Getahun is good company and very knowledgable about the monestery and its surrounding 12th Century Portuguese bridge. You'll also be expertly driven by Ousman. If you have time, this company can also take you to places within Addis Ababa. I sampled the busy...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tobytallwhereareyou
Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

After visiting Addis Abeba with guide Getahun Hagos, I booked again a trip with him. I was very interested in the Debre Libanos Monastry and Church. It is a beauitiful place to go. Not only because of the monastry, but also to see the old...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank annikames
Reviewed 29 April 2019

This trip was beautiful. Blue nile water gorge was beautiful and relaxing. I enjoyed the experience of Ethiopian history by visiting the Debre Libanos church. This was an enjoyable day trip and well worth the experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travelLoversForSure
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

We went primarly for seeing gelada monkeys which can be seen in the area. The bridge is nice and the views are amazing. There is a lot of gelada monkeys near the bridge since they live im the caves nearby. Church and its meseum feeled...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mitja P
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this church as part of the Portugués Bridge Tour. It was very interesting and very sacred. Its hard to believe that this is the 7th church built on the existing site over hundreds of years. When you get there, they supply you with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sup409
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Amazing site and well worth the visit in the rainy season even in the pouring rain! Wear good shoes and take a camera.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CyrilY6
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Debre Libanos Monastery, set nearby the scenic Jemma River Gorge, is Ethiopia's biggest monastery dating back to the 13th Century AD. Visit the church founded by Emperor Haile Sillassie I in the 1960s (has beautiful window glass works), and the monastery's museum which has a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mulukeng2016
Reviewed 2 July 2017

i visited Debre Libanos and the Portuguese Bridge with Imagine Ethiopia tours. I had a wonderful tour guide ( Habtewonl) and driver (Alex). On the way, we stopped at a house and saw injera being made. On the road down to Debra Libanos, we were...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank terry3124
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Debre Libanos Monastery, located 105 km north of Addis Ababa, is the biggest monastery in Ethiopia whose original foundation dates back to the 13th Century AD. The modern building open for public visit was founded in the 1960s and it is famous for its beautiful...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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