Lalibela rock churches

Lalibela rock churches

The medieval capital of Ethiopia, originally designed to be the New Jerusalem, replacing home for the persecuted Christians of the Holy Land. Lalibela today is one of the most famous places in the world, its next wonder of the world, protected by UNESCO: cut down vertically in the red rocks 13 churches are a unique work of human hands, capturing the imagination of both, medieval travelers and modern ones. Lalibela seems to us as an essential point of the program in the northern Ethiopia, a place filled with memorable and unique architecture, ancient temples and manuscripts, crosses and icons. And all this – on a background of classical Ethiopian mountain view. There are also several ancient mountain monasteries around Lalibela, visiting them is an adventure in itself. The minimum duration of this part of the trip: 1 day.