Yemrehanna Kristos, Lalibela

4.7
#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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  • Rich history, worth visiting, but attracting more and more kids approaching visitors for money for school dictionaries, books, travel, pens, gifts for their mother's birthday etc. Can be overwhelming ...  more »
  • At this altitude, you may not fancy the effort, but this bizarre church built (squeezed in really) into an existing cave structure is well worth it. Beautiful interior, and a pile of mummified pilgrim...  more »
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  • 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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