Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, Lalibela

4.5
#5 of 8 in Historic Sites in Lalibela
Meet the one priest who lives and serves at Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab--a dwelling tucked away in a massive cave. Talk about the monastery's history, and peruse the old artifacts and manuscripts. Tour the small site to see centuries-old hand-painted frescoes, and collect holy water dripping down the side of the cave. Afterwards, climb the cliff that covers the monastery and enjoy a spectacular view of the open landscape. Wear proper footwear since the hiking trail can be slippery and difficult to maneuver. Put Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lalibela trip planner.
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  • Away from the tourist flow, a detour to this rock church is worthwhile, especially since the monks want to show their treasures very generously.
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  • The visit to Na’akuto La’ab Monastery is not worth an specific trip. The common way of doing is taking a detour from the airport highway that even though is short in distance will take a while due the...  more »
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