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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Near St Mary of Zion Church, Axum, Ethiopia
+251 91 337 2078
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy this quite, easy stroll through this magnificent site. Worth the visit, also for the small museum, less for the well presented shop, but expensive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pascal M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible to think how these stelaes were carved and transported. Carved from a single piece of stone. There are several stelaes of different levels of complexity. A clear progression of skill development is evident. The tomb is also interesting to see. Incredible feats of engineering.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Axum Stelae Field is definitely one of Ethiopia's highlights. The Stelae (What is referred to in other places as Obelisks) are huge and very impressive. Be sure to have a knowledgeable guide with you, who speaks clear English because the stories around these massive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 2 November 2018

It is ab amazing place, but in order to really appreciate it, I suggest you do some reading in advance and do NOT let those people at the gate choose a guide for you. You are allowed to choose your own guide for the price...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 70ava
Reviewed 27 April 2018

These obelisks are an interesting historical site. The are very large and the feeling remains that there is much more to be discovered in the area. How dod they manage to carry those stones anywhere? One of the stellae had been taken by the Italians...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Ilse020
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a few hours but needed less time. A few stelae to see but not too much information.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Scott8446
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

You can't help but be impressed by the stelae - especially if you have been to visit the quarry first. How did they do it ? It's not one of the great historic sights in the world but you will definitely go see then when...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank James H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Such massively tall structures. The architecture is so interesting. The underground gives a different perspective. The museum was so informative and inspiring. I learned so much about Axum's rich heritage and history.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Felicity I
Reviewed 5 May 2017

These 1700 yr old columns are quite amazing, a piece of history I knew nothing about. They are markers for underground burial chambers.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank mada102464
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The town of Axum was a surprise, very clean and also cobbled like Lalibela, with a central line of palm trees leading to the piazza and paved space in front of the of the field of stelae. Their huge size reveals the wealth and power...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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