Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Lalibela

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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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  • The churches of Lalibela are unique. That is also the reason for tourists to go to this rural town with a beautiful environment. The entry is 50 but for that you can enter 5 days. Don't take a video camera because it costs 50 extra. A smartphone is not a problem. There are a lot of guides available. But you will find it beautiful and unique.
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  • Must have a local guide. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Ethiopia. Even if visiting all the churches is a lot, each church has its own characteristics and background. The monolith struct...  more »
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