Lalibela is one of Ethiopia’s most historic sites. 13 amazing rock-hewn churches were carved here in the end of the eleventh century during the reign of King Lalibela.
There are many legends told about King Lalibela and his construction of the churches. Some say that he was poisoned by his brother and during the three days he was unconscious, he was taken to heaven where he witnessed a city of rock- hewn churches. He returned from heaven to build these churches. Whatever the truth of what happened is, Lalibela exists as the 8th wonder of the world.