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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  • As a UNESCO World Heritage site, you already know it's going to be something special. To see the 11 hand carved monolithic churches in person is simply incredible. Wear comfortable shoes, lots of walk...  more »
  • These rock churches have been on the top of my bucket list and they were nothing short of astounding. Very blessed to be there on the Feast Day of St. Gabriel. Holy and sacred and so well preserved.  more »
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