Saturday Market


Lalibela’s Saturday Market is quite large. It's quieter on other days, but still worth visiting.

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1. Bet Giyorgis

0.18 MILES

When you think of Lalibela, you're thinking of Bet Giyorgis. Resting off on its own, St George’s Church is Lalibela’s masterpiece. Representing the apogee…

2. Bet Uraiel

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In the trench fronting the western facade of Bet Golgotha, past the symbolic Tomb of Adam (a giant, hollowed-out block of stone), Bet Uraiel opened as a…

3. Tomb of Adam

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The symbolic Tomb of Adam is a giant, hollowed-out block of stone next to Bet Uraiel.

4. Bet Golgotha & Bet Mikael

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A trench at the southern end of the Bet Maryam courtyard connects it to the twin churches of Bet Golgotha and Bet Mikael (also known as Bet Debre Sina)…

5. Bet Meskel

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Carved into the courtyard’s northern wall at Bet Maryam is the tiny semi-chapel of Bet Meskel. Four pillars divide the gallery into two aisles spanned by…

6. Museum

0.31 MILES

Downstairs at the ticket office, the uninspired museum displays the usual church items. It's an obligatory stop, but any time spent here is merely…

7. Bet Danaghel

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To the south of the Bet Maryam courtyard is the pleasingly primitive and grotto-like chapel of Bet Danaghel (House of the Virgins), said to have been…

8. Bet Maryam

0.31 MILES

Connected to Bet Medhane Alem by a tunnel is a large courtyard containing three churches. The first, Bet Maryam, is small, yet designed and decorated to…