Arabtu Ensessa Church

Top choice in Aksum

The ‘Four Beasts’ Church, named after the writers of the Biblical Gospels, was rebuilt in the 1950s and is worth a look for the wonderful murals (most modern, but a few old) covering nearly every centimetre of the interior. The saints and angels on the ceiling are particularly delightful, while there's a rather scary representation of the devil. You may find it open in the afternoon, but don't count on it.

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