Portrait of a family of Ethiopians on the stretch of road between Gashena Dilb and leading from Mekele to Lalibela. Lalibela is a town in the heart of Ethiopia which is one of the most important religious centers of Ethiopian Christianity for centuries and is a busy place of pilgrimage. Lalibela lies in her womb an architectural treasure that has been classified by UNESCO as World Heritage: an exceptional set of monolithic cave churches and buildings, carved, not built-in bedrock during the Middle Ages, with the purpose of create a new Jerusalem in Africa. These churches are not archaeological fossils but vibrant institutions that keep alive the cult until today. About the visit may attend religious ceremonies in the ambience of the past, and meet some of the strange peculiarities of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, the largest number of followers in the eastern independent churches.