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- 98%History Buffs
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (5)
- Rock-Hewn ChurchesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4Nov 23, 2013
The most famous sights of Ethiopia, the UNESCO protected 12th Century churches are carved into steep stone sides. Navigate a network of trenches and alcoves to get into each narrow hollow dingy altar to witness religious rituals. Elderly faces wrapped in white muslin cloth, creased like walnut shells, sway in prayer. Robed priests bear precious ceremonial crosses and bells toll. ‘Bet Medhane Alam’ is the largest rock-hewn monolithic building in the world.
- Rock-Hewn ChurchesMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
The historical highlight of our trip to northern Ethiopia. The rock-hewn churches are world class and are the one must-see from our trip. Reminiscent of Petra but very special in their own right. These churches are unlike anything I have seen elsewhere.
The northwest and southeast groups are equally stunning. Bring shoes that are easy to take on / off and don't forget your flashlight.