Yemrehanna Kristos, Lalibela

#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Lalibela
Climb up the 100 stairs to Yemrehanna Kristos, a shrine dedicated to a 12th-century king and saint. Located within a natural cavern surrounded by juniper trees, the church features an unusual design, created with alternating layers of timber beams and plastered stone. Add Yemrehanna Kristos and other attractions to your Lalibela trip itinerary using our Lalibela tour itinerary planner .
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  • The trip to Yemrehanna Kristos site involves travel one hour by car and climbing mountain stairs during 20-30 minutes. The place is interesting and different from other Ethiopian churches or monasteri...  more »
  • Less than a 2 hours drive from Lalibela. Stunning scenery on the way. 15 minutes walk from the village through the juniper wood to the church. Exemplary style of construction. Few visitors, but absolu...  more »
  • Nothing will prepare you for this site. It feels so genuine and full of energy. After Lalibela it is a nice and unexpected visit
  • Don't get spooked by the mummies! Truly unique experience. Totally worth the trouble.
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