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Debre Libanos Monastery

The monastery of Debre Libanos is found at 107 kilometers north of Addis Ababa on the way to Gojam. Debre Libanos is one of the Ethiopia’s most reputed Orthodox monastic enclaves. It is founded by Abune Tekle Haimanot as early as 1260. The enclave of monastery consists of villages of nuns and monks, the original monastery (cave) and the modern church with beautiful architecture. Interior paintings and historical antiquities in min-museum of the church add to attraction of the monastery.