Lalibela is also described as the “African Petra” or “New Jerusalem“. Undoubtedly the 12 rock hewn churches, whose construction started during the reign of king Lalibela (13th century), are one of the foremost wonders of the world. The legend tells that Lalibela received a heavenly vision and angels helped to finish the work in a short time. But it is more likely that Lalibela received his inspiration during his exile in Jerusalem, which gave him a longing to built a kind of “new Jerusalem” in
Ethiopia, accessible for all Ethiopians.
Yama Ethiopia Tours organize special group and private tours to Lalibela and north historic route.You can visit our website for more information and inquires : www.yamatoursethiopia.com