Holy city for Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians, Lalibela is famous for its eleven Medieval monolithic churches carved into the rock.
The city was first listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978.
We will show you the various churches that make up this extraordinary site:
- to the northwest, six churches: the House of Mount Sinai, Koudous-Mikaël, Bete Gologota-Selassié, Sainte-Marie, Sainte-Croix and the church of the World’s Savior,
- the four churches in the southeastern group: the church of Gabriel and Rafael, the church of Saint Mercurius, the Abba Matâ’a church and the Emmanuel church,
- the Saint-Georges church located alone to the southwest.