A leap of faith! Ethiopia’s ‘church in the sky’
A leap of faith! Ethiopia’s ‘church in the sky’ is perched on a 2,500ft cliff… with a wall of rock devotees must climb barefoot
- Abuna Yemata Guh has been on the clifftop on Northern Ethiopia since 5th century AD
- To visit requires a six-metre climb up sheer wall of rock with no ropes and crossing narrow ledges with 200m drops
- Lonely Planet Traveller features the church in a new ‘bookazine’ of the most inspiring destinations
It would certainly be a test of even the most faithful’s devotion.
At 2,500 feet, Ethiopa’s ‘church in the sky’ is arguably the most inaccessible place of worship on earth, perched on top of a vertical spire of rock, with sheer, 650 feet drops on all sides.
To reach the extraordinary church on a clifftop in Tigray, one must scale a sheer 19 feet-high wall of rock without any climbing ropes or harnesses, inching along narrow ledges and crossing a rickety makeshift bridge.
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