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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

Adadi Maryam was worth the 2 hour drive from Addis Ababa. It was a built inside a beautiful, mossy boulder over 800 years ago! The surroundings are serene and in a remote area, which allowed us to meet some of the locals. Very cool!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank globetrotterjoe
Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

Great site Fascinating area of underground rock hewn church. Definitely not touristy. We were the only sight seerers on a Saturday morning. About 80 km sth from Addis Visited Tiy Stekae in dame day. Aman Ethiopia Tours were highly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 30 June 2019

It is the only way to see the rock church when someone goes only to the south of Ethiopia. Therefore, it is worth to turn off the road.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WimHeemskerk
Reviewed 29 May 2019

In case you cannot afford or have the time to visit Lalibela or Axum, this church in the countryside is a good alternative. One can easily visit this church as part of a day tour and combine it with a visit to Tiya site. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Sundncr
Reviewed 1 January 2019

This place is a wonderful piece of Ethiopian history. If you do not have time to visit the Stone Churches of Lalibela, then this 12th church is for you. Located about 1 1/2 hours outside of Addis it is easily accessible. Just not sure why...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I did a day tour with Adadi Mariam as the high point. The actual church itself was a bit disappointing as the building itself is not spectacular, but the history is worth the trip. The tour itself was very good. The guides Muluken and Jeremiah...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Leighton W
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The church is very simple, but carving it out of the rock must have been a massive job. The guide explains everything very well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ProdiptoB2
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The visit of this about 900 year old (volcanic) rock-hewn monolithic church is indeed a rewarding event. If one, for any reason, cannot visit the Church of St.George in Lalibela, the Adadi Mariam church maybe sort of a compensation. It can be reached on a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Martin Z
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Unlike the dozen of rock-hewn churches at Lalibela, Adadi Mariam is a simple structure: purely functional and lacking in any decoration apart from a few makeshift religious posters hanging on the walls. The church's atmosphere is otherworldly and its underground location suggests an underground religion,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Roman L
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Tried to get to Adadi wit public transport, but gave up and eventually hitchhiked. It is easy to miss the turn-off on the Butajira road at about 55 km from Addis, but most locals know the place. The church is hewn out of solid rock,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from wavedavey | Reviewed this property |
sorry so late replying - I used a personal contact who does some work as a travel agent/organizer. guy is a total gent and pretty easy going - I can share his details with you if still interested.