Price hike at Lalibela

Stephen Wood writes: Lalibela churches: since January (2013) the price of a ticket to visit the churches has been increased from $21 to $50! Our tour guide was quite apologetic about this, and said that the church authorities had insisted on this price hike. Still worth visiting them of course, but a bit annoying all the same. Panoramic View Hotel still looks nowhere near like finished (end January).

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2 thoughts on “Price hike at Lalibela

  1. Jane Hobson says:

    Utterly ridiculous! Apart from a couple of the churches, the nasty, persistent, biting flies render the entire place unworthvisiting. Sounds like greed is setting in in Lalibela.

  2. Stephen Wood says:

    I’m not quite sure what time of the year you were in Lalibela, but from your website it could have been over Epiphany. Whatever, I can tell you that at the end of January this year there were zero flies, and practically no visitors for that matter, either. For anyone coming to Ethiopia this is certainly a site which has to be visited.
    The information I gave about the hotel is incorrect. I photographed a hoarding advertising the hotel in front of a building site and assumed that this was the half built hotel.

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