Gheralta, the capital of Tigray region, is the home of a quarter of the rock-hewn churches, some famous for their stone workmanship, ancient paintings and old manuscripts,
also known for their magnificent view and difficulty ascent. Such great churches as Abune Yemata (Guh), Mariam Korkor, Debretsion (Abune Abraham), Yohannes Maequddi, Abune Gebre Mikael and Selassie Degum are in the heart of Gheralta, making it a museum open-air.
The scenery of Gheralta is spectacular. The View of the grateful Mount Gheralta together with the far – reaching Hawzain plain - are a rare combination of extraordinary beauty