The Orthdrox Underground Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela have been in nonstop use by Orthodox priests since the 12th century. The Rock-Hewn Churches in Lalibela are a miracle, created by human hands as if to amaze its visitors. The place is remote. It is situated in an isolated area of Lasta Mountain of Ethiopia. The most amazing in these churches is the way in which they are fixed into the rocks and are located underground. The place has a total of 11 churches that have been cut completely out of a single block of stone from top down into the ground. These all are connected by the tunnels. This astonishing building technique is considered by many to be a mystery. Christians pilgrims from the entire country gather to the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela (the holiest place of Ethiopian Christian religion) during Ethiopian Christmas. Lalibela is consider as the most important, from a religious point of view, place in Africa. The place is a cultural monument of the Christian religion under the open sky. Lalibela is also a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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