Biete Medhane Alem, Lalibela

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Biete Medhane Alem is an Orthodox underground monolith rock-cut church located in Lalibela, Ethiopia. It was built during the Zagwe dynasty. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Lalibela. Biete Medhane Alem (House of the Saviour of the World) is home to the Lalibela Cross.
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  • There is no other place on the earth that I visited which has such powerful energy and magical experience.  more »
  • Resembling a massive Greek temple more than a traditional Ethiopian church, Bet Medhane Alem is impressive for its size and majesty. 33 meters length equivalent to the age of Jesus Christ. It was...  more »
  • Amazing place. Sunday morning ceremony was crowded but amazing. Amen 🙏🏽
  • Fantastic structure, it was the first stop in our visit to Lalibela and its gigantic walls and columns caused a memorable and possitive impression. The light is beautiful in the afternoon, making the stone change colors as the sun changes position.
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