Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela

Local name
LocationLalibela, Ethiopia

The Rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela are located in the Western Ethiopian Highlands near the town of Lalibela, named after the late-12th and early-13th century King Lalibela of the Zagwe Dynasty, who commissioned the massive building project of 11 rock-hewn churches to recreate the holy city of Jerusalem in his own kingdom. The site remains in use by the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church to this day, and it remains an important place of pilgrimage for Ethiopian Orthodox worshipers.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock-Hewn_Churches,_Lalibela

Address Lalibela, Ethiopia

Coordinates 12°1'56.398" N 39°2'36.842" E

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