Biete Medhane Alem, Lalibela

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  • We were very fortunate to view this area and many churches on a Sunday morning. We planned it for just about 8:30 to 9 o'clock. The service would be ending and the pilgrims would all be leaving the ar...  more »
  • Don't miss the mass at 6:00 a.m. in this magnificent Church, which is the main site. Spirituality and old Orthodox practices dominate inside and outside with the pilgrims who flock for the morning and take the narrow passage to the entrance. The most sacred churches because it contains the cross of King Saint Lalibela.
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  • Big and beautiful monument carved into the rock, unfortunately disfigured by a metallite the protecting of the intemperes roof. Some priests in splendid traditional outfits pray along the back wall and offers images of another time.
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  • Fantastic structure, it was the first stop in our visit to Lalibela and its gigantic walls and columns caused a memorable and possitive impression. The light is beautiful in the afternoon, making the stone change colors as the sun changes position.
  • The first and largest church on the tour. There is a fantastic 7 kg solid gold cross that is rarely brought out, it was stolen once. There are also the 'graves' of the patriarchs. Abraham, Jacob and Joseph. You can ask about how you can test whether you are with sin or not.
  • Its good to go with a tour guide to appreciate the history of the church
  • One of the largest rock hewn church of Lalibela, in this church you will find the holy cross of King Lalibela named Afro Ayigeba
  • Lalibella Bete Medhane Alem is one of the stunning cluster of the 13 medivel rock-out churches.
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