Yemrehanna Kristos, Lalibela

4.7
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Lalibela
Climb up the 100 stairs to Yemrehanna Kristos, 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 Yemrehanna Kristos and other attractions to your Lalibela trip itinerary using our Lalibela tour itinerary planner .
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  • Different from the other churches in Lalibela as it is built in a cave. 30 mins from the town on bumpy roads and then a bit of a climb up from the car park, so it was not busy. Different in style too.  more »
  • This is worth the drive and the fairly steep climb to the cave where this very early church is found. As well as being interesting of itself, it gives important context to the rock hewn monolithic chu...  more »
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  • Nothing will prepare you for this site. It feels so genuine and full of energy. After Lalibela it is a nice and unexpected visit
  • Don't get spooked by the mummies! Truly unique experience. Totally worth the trouble.
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