Yemrehanna Kristos, Lalibela

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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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  • Located 2,700 m in height and 30 km from the city of Lalibela, it is certainly the most beautiful surrounding, built inside a cave. To get there go 20 minutes up a steep path/stairs, bathrooms in half and poor asking for on the road. The entrance marred by the blocks that have been as a wall to protect it... It is a magical place with a spring of Holy healing water that attracted many people throughout history. Behind it you can see an ossuary with the remains of thousands of Christian pilgrims who apparently travelled from very remote locations to die there.
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  • This church you should not miss on your trip to Lalibela. The history, the burial sites and the mummies are all apart of this church. We were amazed and very happy at the lack of tourist. The hike to ...  more »
  • approx 1.5 hours out of Lalibela in the opposite direction to the airport is this church built in a cave...half way up a mountain. i was so lucky that my guide (Muluye (www.zagolethiopiatourscom) was ...  more »
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  • Don't get spooked by the mummies! Truly unique experience. Totally worth the trouble.
  • Place is rich in history!
  • This holy place is very mysterious, it's built on a river passing underground; the act of God.
  • This cave church built before 1000 years ago by King Yemrehane with marvilous architecture concept.you want to see place get ready for almost 2km stair to walk until the cave entrance. After you visit the church you should try the local food callef"dikus" made of hot pepper.
  • Just awesome.
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