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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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interesting but not enaugh info

i went there as a part of a day trip. it is interesting and leaves you with questions about the palce unfortunatly the local guide dosent know much and there are not enaugh signs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

i went there as a part of a day trip. it is interesting and leaves you with questions about the palce unfortunatly the local guide dosent know much and there are not enaugh signs to tell the story in english.and it is an interesting story with great potential.my tour guide corrected the local one... the little museum at the place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

When first i see this place i did not know that it goes with lalibela but after i saw lalibela i easily find out that the same rock cut architecture it is. it has it's own symbolic gets and windows so that the church is made by the biblical signs is there of course i can say a lot about... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

A bit a drive to get there so better to do as part of a day trip; but loved the enchanting feel of the place. It looks like a natural underground palace.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The journey here is fascinating and easy to do in a day for Addis Ababa. I took a driver and he stopped off at all the villages on the way. The villagers are amazingly friendly and I felt I had a real insight into their culture. On the way to the church we passed at least a thousand villagers returning... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We did a day trip her along with Tiya and Melka Kunture and it is impressive. If like us you have one day free and thus cannot make it up north then this will give a good feel for a rock hewn church much nearer the Addis. Short tour around (separate entrances for men and women and take your shoes... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

well worth a quick visit if can't get North to the more impressive rock-hewn churches. we were lucky to have some chanting ongoing while there and really adds to the feel of the place. friendly guide.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

My experience was real 'awesome' one as I never researched about this amazing place prior to my visit! I was amazed to see a totally different Church of not too old era but an old traditional group! Approach road for about 10Km is very bad.

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Thank VerySure
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

If you are in the region and have an hour to spare, it is a great place to stop. Very simple rock-hew church (nothing comparable to Lalibela or Tigray churches) with three halls (public, for ceremonies, holy of hollies). The route is passable with amost any car (dirt road, but in a cood condition).

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This church can be visited relatively easily on your way south from Addis and gives an interesting insight into the Ethiopian Orthodox religion

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is a short drive out of Addis and can be combined with a visit to the stellae. Worth the visit if you can't get to Lalibela because of time. I got a private tour. The market and the visitors to the local town were interesting.

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