VIDEO: Rock churches of Lalibela

By Mark Wiens 3 Comments

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I didn’t think I was going to have a chance to visit Lalibela on my trip to Ethiopia.

But after finding a good price for a flight from Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Airlines, I was thrilled to go.

Lalibela, known as the second Jerusalem, is one of the holiest and most important cities for Ethiopian Orthodox followers (the majority of the population).

The churches, carved out from the top down, are absolute masterpieces!

Enjoy the video!

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  • High Rated Gabru

    3 years ago

    WOW!! Nice blog post.

  • Mike Pratt

    10 years ago

    Really fascinating place. Amazing. The craftsmanship required to create those structures and interiors is incredible.

    Excellent video Mark.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thank you Mike, definitely an amazing place!