Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, Lalibela

4.5
#5 of 8 in Historic Sites in Lalibela
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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lalibela trip planner.
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  • A visit to this monastery is deserved; it is accessed by a long path and stairway quite steep. The hermit that resides there is colorful and the place particularly damp
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  • Nestled in a semi-cave, it is nestled in a spectacular spot with a water slope and an impressive waterfall. While it is not on the usual tour, it is worth knowing.
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