We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Lalibela World Cultural Centre

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Churches Street, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Phone Number:
+251 91 294 2658
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 90 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Lalibela was the highlight of my trip in Ethiopia

I highly recommend visiting Lalibela to see the rock churches. It was amazing to see these monolithic rock churches dating back to the 12th and 13th century. If you can I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
amslon2017
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 66: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend visiting Lalibela to see the rock churches. It was amazing to see these monolithic rock churches dating back to the 12th and 13th century. If you can I recommend a two day stay in Lalibella as one day would be too short. My guide also took me to the Saturday Market and I saw how the locals... More 

Helpful?
Thank amslon2017
Limassol, Cyprus
Level Contributor
133 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've written my review of this attraction under Churches of Lalibela, but wanted to point out that in addition to the churches, Lalibela as a town is remarkable in itself, perched high on a mountain ridge with amazing views to further high mountain ranges and their valleys below. We very much liked the town with its cobble stone streets (said... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank therapina
Level Contributor
43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Please visit, a must visit place. Great history and an attempt by King Lalibella to have a second Jerusalem in ET for those who cannot travel to Palestine/Israel to visit the holy place. We happened to be there 2 days before the Ethiopia Christmas on Jan 5th. There were people everywhere waiting to enter the Churches and pray. Missed the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DhananJAYa A
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Especially compared to the cost of entrance and the cost of private book-ahead guides, getting a guide here is worth it. My guide charged 350 birr per day but constantly tried to upsell me on more activities. I agreed to go to yimrehane christos monastery, which was expensive but worth it the extra 200 birr for the guide and $50... More 

Helpful?
Thank Scott C
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful guide for all the main sites of Lalibela. Our group had a 74 and 9 year old and he was extremely considerate, informative and speaking with excellent English. If you wish to support the local guides directly, call them. I recommend Mesfin Ali Kebede +251 911 030 227 guideprince@yahoo.com

Helpful?
1 Thank Sarah R
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Jah jah city jah blessed new irusalem.mystics.monks angels and man united.zion on earth.black israel get ready

Helpful?
Thank binghiman1
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
75 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Must visit the market and see the colourful and variety of offers. Very intense and enlightening experience.

Helpful?
Thank AntonioFonseca
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We spent St Michael's day in Lalibela, and our hotel, the Tukul Lodge, recommended Ermiyas Workye as a guide. He gave us an excellent tour and had very good English. He brought us right to the center of all the celebrations. His email is ermiyas.workye@facebook.com, or -ermiyas_wor@yahoo.com

Helpful?
Thank Chloe M
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
334 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I visited the Cultural Centre as part of an overall tour of the Lalibela Church site. The Centre's staff helped to fill some of the information gaps and allowed me to see heritage artifacts that could not be kept in the churches. It is worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank DavidGunn1
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We spent a full day with Ayalew in Lalibela, visiting the 11 churches and the Asheton Maryam monastry. He is a young knowledgeable, honest and humble man. He is passionate and willing to explain, but also knows how to be discreet and step back when you need time to explore things by yourself. His prices are fair, and he is... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Nádia C

Travellers who viewed Lalibela World Cultural Centre also viewed

 

Been to Lalibela World Cultural Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lalibela World Cultural Centre and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Lalibela World Cultural Centre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?