lalibela in ethiopia


Quick Facts on Lalibela

Lalibela is a small town which has significant value as a historical site in Ethiopia.

It was known as Roha before it was renamed by the 12th century King Lalibela a member of the Zagwe Dynasty.

The town is home to the incredible 11 rock hewn churches, each one of them having been carved out from a single block of granite.

The roof of these churches is at ground level, with the largest of them, Bet Giorgis or Saint George's standing at 40 feet high.