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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  • I definitely recommended to see this place as it’s the main interest here in Lalibela. I would also get a tour guide as it will enhance your experience to this place. Definitely take some photos as...  more »
  • It is astonishing to think that these churches were cut out of the bedrock by hand - that they are still in such good condition nearly 1000 years later is amazing. Do take the time to visit every...  more »
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