Church in the sky: A priest at Abuna Yemata Guh, a church 2,500 feet high on a clifftop in northern Ethiopia Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2823326/Abuna-Yemata-Guh-church-sky-Ethiopia-world-s-inaccessible-place-worship.html#ixzz3IPih7fGw  Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook (Photo: Lonely Planet) -

Church in the sky: A priest at Abuna Yemata Guh, a church 2,500 feet high on a clifftop in northern Ethiopia (Photo: Lonely Planet Traveller)

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.

Read more: Daily Mail

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