A photograph from a mound man from the side of a hill crowned by an old tree hangs a large bell in the city of Lalibela. Lalibela and its churches carved into the stone are the heart of Ethiopia, one of the great centers pelegrinación and the biggest attraction of the historic route through the country. The city of Lalibela has the most extensive complex of rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia, built during the reign of Lalibela Maskal Gebra and declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1978. King Lalibela, in the twelfth century, wanted to build a new city in the image of Jerusalem, in response to the conquest of the Holy Land by Muslims. Many of its historic buildings take their name from that city buildings. Most of these churches are entirely excavated in the rock forming a monolith (single stone around it) which makes these churches unique works typically Ethiopians. The set consists of 13 churches. The most representative of the churches of Lalibela is the Beta Girorgios (San Jorge) Greek cross plan and fifteen meters high, carved entirely out of rock and forming a monolithic cube.