Church of St. George, Lalibela

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  • Lalibela is a wonderful resort, there are many beautiful churches, very interesting, very rich in culture and viva Christianity but this is the most charming
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  • amazing no word to say we !!!!!! we never see before like this it with amazing! we are happy to see this church in lalibela Ethiopia!  more »
  • After the Northern Group to have visited, we visit the Bete Giyorgis (House of Saint George), by far the most famous and spectacular of all these churches. This church stands alone and is not part of one of the interconnected complexes, but is connected by a system of trenches. Hewn from the ground and from the inside to the outside formed, it is one continuous piece of stone. The Bete Giyorgis, which represents the top of the rock-hewn tradition, is a wonderful site to behold. Standing at 15 metres high with 3-tier pedestal in the shape of a cross – it's the most visually perfect Church of the hewn churches. 
Through a narrow trench and underground cave we come off at the courtyard of the Church. He is really beautiful. Despite an impressive architecture, the inside of the Church is relatively modest but screams beauty in simplicity. Light comes in and dances on the crosses of the ceiling and the magnificent dome. The Interior is 12 m at 12 m, with a height of 13 m and has a lively atmosphere-especially if it is visited at sunrise. You see here also the beautiful 16th-century canvas where the Holy St. Georg is shown that kills the Dragon. Miraculously, the Church has centuries-long ecological wear resist. It is the only church that do not become covered by a tarpaulin (of UNESCO). This impressive detached Church was the last church was built in the area. In the walls of the Church are mummified corpses found.
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