The area in and around Lalibela town has a rich store of churches and monasteries. Some of them are accessible on foot while others need transportation.
Yemrehanna Kristos church
Located 40 km from Lalibela, Yamrehanna Kristos is a stone and wood orthodox church, built in the 11th century, in the architectural tradition of the ancient Kingdom of Axum.
The rock-hewn church Nakutelab is located 6km south east of Lalibela.
Located on a hill around 8km from Lalibela.
This monolithic rock church is located 22km from Lalibela and you may see it from far away. Its origins are from the 13th period.
Makina Medhane Alem
This is a cave church built in Axumite style.
A little monolithic sanctuary detached from the surrounding rocks on two sides.
A Church built during the 5th – 6th century. Only its façade is visible as it is built in the rock.
This semi-monolithic church is a 3-hour drive from Lalibela.
This tiny monolithic church is a 3-hour drive from Lalibela.