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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  • Must confess to thinking 'Oh God, not another church' when I embarked on the 1hr 15min drive out of Lalibela town to visit Yemrehanna Kristos at the suggestion of the guide I'd just finished a tour wi...  more »
  • This is worth the fairly long trip out to see it. The road is pretty good for most of the way and there is very interesting scenery. It is unfortunate that they have put such an ugly fence in front of...  more »
  • 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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  • Nothing will prepare you for this site. It feels so genuine and full of energy. After Lalibela it is a nice and unexpected visit
  • 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.
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