Climb up the 100 stairs to Yemrehana Krestos Church, a shrine dedicated to a 12th-century king and saint. Located within a natural cavern surrounded by juniper trees, the church features an unusual design, created with alternating layers of timber beams and plastered stone. Add Yemrehana Krestos Church and other attractions to your Lalibela trip itinerary using our Lalibela tour itinerary planner.
Yemrehana Krestos Church reviews
It's a long drive from town and a long way up to this cave church but well worth the effort (donkeys are available for hire if you're game). The site and the workmanship are marvels to behold. more »
This lovely church is a fair drive from Lalibela - hour plus - and quite a walk up from the village - so a challenge if you have any walking issues. It is an interesting church but if you have... more »
Worthwhile seeing on holidays, very busy and heavily congested with much traffic. I had to track through the mountains. For over an hour To get to the site.
Super smart ancestors.
Plan your trip to Lalibela
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Lalibela
Side trips from Lalibela
Trips to Yemrehana Krestos Church by other users
32 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Addis Ababa Arba Minch Jinka 15 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Addis Ababa Jinka Lalibela 10 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Lalibela Gonder Bahir Dar 19 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Addis Ababa Jinka Bahir Dar 15 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM YEMEN Axum Lalibela Gonder 15 days in Ethiopia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Addis Ababa Arba Minch Lalibela