Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela

4.7
Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Religious Site
A pilgrim destination and World Heritage Site, Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela lie deep in the mountains at the heart of Ethiopia. Located in one of the country's holiest cities, the 11 monolithic Ethiopian Orthodox churches are believed to have been hand-carved out of rock between the 12th and 14th centuries, resembling Jerusalem in their layout. Two groups of churches cluster between the River Jordan, interlinked by drainage systems and ceremonial passages for visitors to explore. Put Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lalibela attractions planning site.
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  • 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...  more »
  • St. George church!!! It's my number 1!!! But all "hidden" Lalibela churches are absolutely unique and amazing!!!  more »

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