Lalibela. A woman prays inside Bet Medhane Alem church. To admire the churches of Lalibela must not look up, but towards the feet. The largest church is Bet Medhane Alem, the largest of all, with 33 meters long by 25 meters wide and a lavish decor reminiscent of Greek temples. The Emmanuel Beth, a few hundred meters east of the previous one, is one of the most beautiful and carved all that surely served as a royal chapel. Over 700 years ago, an Ethiopian king decided to make their city the "Jerusalem" of the Orthodox Christian world. But instead of lifting large temples in the classical manner, came excavate the rock to enemies who harassed his kingdom not easily locate. The result was one of the wonders of the ancient world, a set of eleven churches divided into two groups, plus a separate twelfth of these, which were deconstructing a chisel blow, emptying the rock until an internal volume equal to that which would achieved in a classical temple, with a Greek cross, columns, capitals, arbours and altars, everything is just one piece. The place is called Lalibela, is in an inaccessible corner of northern Ethiopia, near the border with Eritrea, in the middle of arid mountains, poor and naked verdean just during the rainy season. And is one of the places I have impacted my life traveler, one of those places that I would recommend to anyone visiting before getting old.