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Lovely and well preserved monastery

We took the boat from our hotel and docked at Ura, after which it is an easy stroll through the... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Kigali, Rwanda

A very hilarious experience, they way most aspects of the monastery were preserved since 14th... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We took the boat from our hotel and docked at Ura, after which it is an easy stroll through the forest to the monastery, which is really lovely and well preserved. The paintings are less old (16C) and have been restored and are fascinating in...More

1  Thank Ilse020
Reviewed 20 March 2018

A very hilarious experience, they way most aspects of the monastery were preserved since 14th century with the big wooden door of the church made form Fig Tree still undisturbed by the nature was really amazing but to it gives a lot of insight into...More

Thank ghaols
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I came by boat to the little pier on Zegie Penisula, a pleasant calm crossing with a hippo or two on the way. The peninsula is heavily wooded with wild Arabica plants spread throughout. The locals gather the bean, roast etc. and serve it in...More

1  Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We had a happy reunion with the wall paintings (on canvas - which is rare) of the Ura Kidane Mehret church on the Zege peninsula on Lake Tana, Ethiopia. About 1 hour by boat (a little one!) from Bahir Dar. Famous and fabulous. Rightly so....More

1  Thank Tanja S
Reviewed 6 January 2018

From the boat landing it's 10 minutes walk to the church, passing through an endless series of people peddling goods for tourists. The church itself is definitely worth the trip, as it comes across as a solemn, peaceful and isolated place with a rich history....More

1  Thank ohlnielsen
Reviewed 17 November 2017

When you are in Ethiopia, Bahirdar is a must visit place. Lake Tana and all the monasteries are real tourist attractions. Blue Nile Falls is another must visit attraction in Bahirdar

Thank Dhinakaran N
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A very special monetary on the peninsula. An hour by boat from Bahr Dar. 15 minutes walk . Very special 14 century round building with a lot of art . Attached small museum. Very recommended!

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I have visited Ura Kidane Mihiret three times. I got the monastery more than I expected in religious collections. The religious paintings, the walled pictures and many Ethiopian Orthodox churches treasures are found here the in most of Tana Monasteries. Among thees, Ura is easily...More

1  Thank 524trip
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

It's a religious attraction site with beautiful murals And there are others also around the peninsula.

Thank LastMinute_Mahe
Reviewed 4 April 2016

It took about 30 minutes walking somewhat uphill over rocky ground to reach the monastery from the boat dock. All along the way, locals are positioned along the trail selling their goods. Some handmade other stuff commercially made. Be sure to negotiate prices. My wife...More

1  Thank Kcdavid100
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