Asheton Maryam Monastery, Lalibela

4.4
#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Lalibela
Church · Tourist Spot
Home to only one priest, Asheton Maryam Monastery sits hidden in a rocky mountain. You have to hike to reach it, but when you get there the priest will welcome you and show the sacred items held in the monastery, including an illustrated Bible. On the way up, you'll pass through farming fields that the villagers use for growing plants and vegetables. You can interact with the locals and perhaps share a meal with them. Plan my day in Lalibela using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • At the top of a mountain, it is a 30-minute walk fro where most visitors are dropped off. The path is occasionally rocky and steep but very manageable, even at the altitude, and not so narrow to...  more »
  • Download the app maps.me and follow the path to the top of the mountain. The view is breathtaking and the coffee on your return hike through the valley is a welcome treat. We opted to skip the...  more »
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  • Definitely worth hiking up here for the views; you don't need a guide just follow the locals walking up. It's a safe path or you can walk the road. If you want to enter the Monastery, it's a steep 350 Birr...
  • Nice place

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