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Lalibela

4.4
Ruins · Historic Sites · Churches
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site. The churches remain functioning places of worship, enchanting visitors with their monolithic exteriors hewn from rosy volcanic stone. On a tour of Lalibela, you can take in its distinctly religious atmosphere, attend a religious ceremony at one of the ancient churches, or enjoy the scenic mountain views on a trek through the surrounding highlands. With our world travel planner, Ethiopia vacations can be built around trips to Lalibela and other destinations in Ethiopia.
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Popular things to do in Lalibela

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Historic Site
Church of St. George
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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World heritage site
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Yemrehana Krestos Church
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Asheton Maryam Monastery
4.4
Duration: 3 hours

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Weldia Weldiya
1.0
Duration: 3 hours

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