Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country. Unlike Aksum, the population of Lalibela is almost completely Ethiopian Orthodox Christian. Lalibela was intended to be a New Jerusalem in response to the capture of Jerusalem by Muslims. Famous around the world for its monolithic churches which set a benchmark for rock-cut architecture. There are 13 churches, assembled in four groups, most are thought to have been built during the 12th and 13th centuries.
(Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela, Axum)
Recommended Rare Beauty. A complete exploration of the high altitude "Switzerland of Africa", including Addis Ababa, Lake Tana, Gondar, Lalibela, Axum.
(Addis Ababa, Lalibela)
An ancient world of incense and ceremony, with startling landscapes that boast animals unseen anywhere else on earth, Ethiopia inspires awe and wonder in all who enter into its magic.
Ethiopia is not a destination for those who seek thrills; it is a destination for those who wish to be moved.
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