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Unesco World heritage since: 1978
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The 11 medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century 'New Jerusalem' are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. Lalibela is a high place of Ethiopian Christianity, still today a place of pilmigrage and devotion.
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Small airport - 6 mi (9 km) Debre Tabor Airport
Small airport - 70 mi (114 km) Combolcha Airport
Small airport - 80 mi (129 km) Mekele Airport
Medium airport - 105 mi (169 km) Gonder Airport
Medium airport - 114 mi (183 km) Bahir Dar Airport
Medium airport - 120 mi (193 km) Axum Airport
Medium airport - 147 mi (238 km) Debra Marcos Airport
Small airport - 147 mi (237 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- 'Ali Sabieh
- Ad Durayhimi
- Addis Ababa
- Al Hudaydah
- Al Khawkhah
- Al Marawi`ah
- Al Tuhayta'
- As Salif
- Bahir Dar
- Bayt al Faqih
- Dire Dawa
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.