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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

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Visiting Lalibela churches for 1-Night

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The town of Lalibela, in northern Ethiopia, is known for its rock-cut churches some of which are almost a millennia old. Spend the day exploring the ancient churches, many of which are still active, and learn about their rich histories from your guide. Get a close look at the rock-hewn structures and even attend a church service in this rural spiritual center.
USD 164.11 per adult
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Joe R wrote a review Nov. 2020
Chicago, Illinois273 contributions38 helpful votes
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I definitely recommended to see this place as it’s the main interest here in Lalibela. I would also get a tour guide as it will enhance your experience to this place. Definitely take some photos as it will be full of memories
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Date of experience: February 2020
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snowythepyro wrote a review Oct. 2020
London, United Kingdom473 contributions149 helpful votes
It is astonishing to think that these churches were cut out of the bedrock by hand - that they are still in such good condition nearly 1000 years later is amazing. Do take the time to visit every church (at least all that you can, if you are a woman there is one you can't enter - tip, send a bloke in your party in with your camera), don't rush. The only thing that mars these churches is the horrible huge roof structures put in place by Unesco (a Western design, having apparently ignored local roof designs which were just as good at protecting the structures but less intrusive).
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Candy wrote a review Oct. 2020
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We took a Two days tour in Lalibela and Let me tell you it was Amazing. Alexander is a great person who arranged everything in a perfect way in which you can enjoy and have fun. The Driver and the Local Guide were great. The Hotel Alex arranged in which we stayed in was very comfortable and a beautiful place with a great View from the rooms. I had an Amazing time and was very happy with what i saw and experienced. If you are planning to visit Ethiopia I highly suggest that you use Simien Image tour and Travel they well take care of you to the fullest and believe me you will have fun and enjoy. Thank you Alex hope to see you again in another tour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Oct. 2020
Singapore, Singapore11,794 contributions698 helpful votes
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This is not to be missed when in Ethiopia. These beautiful churches are carved out of rocks and are dated as far back as the 11th century and are still very well maintained. One will have to remove shoes when visiting the inside of the churches. If wearing socks, best to throw them away after touring all the churches as the floor of the churches are lined with old carpets which attract fleas.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Conqueror17 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Icklesham, United Kingdom401 contributions131 helpful votes
Well worth the ascending and descending of steps worn smooth by thousands of worshippers and visitors. Each church is externally different but internally similar. Hewn out of the red rock they are quite unique places of worship still used for that purpose to this day. One of the unsung wonders of the world, they are a must visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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