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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela: Tours & Tickets

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A labyrinth of tunnels with grottoes and galleries connects 11 impressive churches built under King Lalibela out of red volcanic rock.more
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Lalibela 1260, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

How they were constructed so many hundreds of years ago is incredible...inside is superb and so awe inspiring . A must for all travellers to Lalibela.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Brian P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The jewel in the crown is St George church which is the apogee of the monolithic church construction but the others are also very interesting and give context. Some are spoilt by the ugly ‘temporary’ weather covers but all are worth seeing. Despite local mythology...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank chewat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location must visit. This site is marketed as churches but I think it is actually a rock city as there are no records of when they were built and who built them. Must see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Harry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do recommend to visit Lalibela churches and then have a mule trip to the mountain monastery. I would say you need at least two days for this city. I can also recommend a local guide who can arrange tours to all over in Ethiopia...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anna12rr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit in Ethiopia - one of the most unique experiences I have had in Africa. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank loveandpolisci
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These churches have to be seen to be believed. All chiseled out of rock by hand. You really need a guide to explain all the history. Be aware that you must remove your shoes before entering the churches and woman should have a head covering.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank perakash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to our tour organiser Ephram who is based in Axum we got to visit the churches in Lallibela. He organised a local guide with good English who brought us round the ancient rock churches. It was a fascinating day which tied us into the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lennonmick00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly a marvel of early architecture and craftsmanship that needs to be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. The idea of chiseling down into a granite mountain, stopping along the way to carve internal columns, etch the arches, and as if that wasn't work...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alex A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please I insist anyone reaches Ethiopia,, never miss the chance to see Lalibela Church's ...in addition to the church's,, Lalibela offers hikking into beautiful Mountains surrounding the Town

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank bravo E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing can quite prepare you for the rock hewn churches. We read quite a bit, but they need to be seen and experienced. Having a knowledgeable guide is key.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Alemnesh W
May 16, 2019|
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Response from Cmosca52 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure what you mean.
January 9, 2018|
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Response from SteveMXP | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marc - we paid about $200 return for air tickets from Addis to Lalibela and would recommend that you stay a few days there as it is lovely - we only stayed one night and wished we had stayed more nights. Marilyn is... More
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I’m coming today May 24th Alex if you are available come get me at the airport I’m landing at 10:20 am flight 122 my name is Fernando