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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
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
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.
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
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
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
Hi Marc - we paid about $200 return for air tickets from Addis to Lalibela and would recommend that you stay a few days there as it is lovely - we only stayed one night and wished we had stayed more nights. Marilyn is correct - we booked a brilliant guide (Abebe) though the hotel and we also booked a pickup and dropoff from the airport too. We tipped the guide in US$ as they prefer that. He spent 4 hours with us and walked us around the 11 churches - our price with the hotel also included the entrance for the churches as well.