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Ways to Experience Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
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Reviewed 9 November 2020 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2020
3  Thank Joe_AR1087
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Reviewed 30 October 2020

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).

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2020
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Reviewed 11 August 2020 via mobile

St. George church!!! It's my number 1!!!
But all "hidden" Lalibela churches are absolutely unique and amazing!!!

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank M Helena T
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