Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, Lalibela

#5 of 8 in Historic Sites in Lalibela
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Meet the one priest who lives and serves at Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab--a dwelling tucked away in a massive cave. Talk about the monastery's history, and peruse the old artifacts and manuscripts. Tour the small site to see centuries-old hand-painted frescoes, and collect holy water dripping down the side of the cave. Afterwards, climb the cliff that covers the monastery and enjoy a spectacular view of the open landscape. Wear proper footwear since the hiking trail can be slippery and difficult to maneuver. Put Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab into our Lalibela trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lalibela.
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  • This monastery is just off the road from the airport. I was taken there as a fill in for time. Really I did not find it worthwhile.  more »
  • The monastery itself is mysterious as it sits at the entrance of a cave. However, the building is not much different compared to other buildings of that time. The drive to the monastery is long and...  more »

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