Yemrehana Krestos Church, Lalibela

#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Lalibela
Church · Landmark
Climb up the 100 stairs to Yemrehana Krestos Church, 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 Yemrehana Krestos Church and other attractions to your Lalibela trip itinerary using our Lalibela tour itinerary planner.
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  • It's a long drive from town and a long way up to this cave church but well worth the effort (donkeys are available for hire if you're game). The site and the workmanship are marvels to behold.  more »
  • This lovely church is a fair drive from Lalibela - hour plus - and quite a walk up from the village - so a challenge if you have any walking issues. It is an interesting church but if you have...  more »
  • Worthwhile seeing on holidays, very busy and heavily congested with much traffic. I had to track through the mountains. For over an hour To get to the site.
  • Super smart ancestors.

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