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Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Address: Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 0919829515
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Interesting complex, make sure to get inside the Cathedral

The complex of the Holy Trinity Cathedral comprises the Cathedral, the "Bale Wold" Church which served as the original Holy Trinity Monastery Church before the inauguration of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The complex of the Holy Trinity Cathedral comprises the Cathedral, the "Bale Wold" Church which served as the original Holy Trinity Monastery Church before the inauguration of the cathedral in 1942, a graveyard for soldiers who fought the Italian occupation and those who accompanied Haile Selassie into exile, as well as famous persons (politicians, authors, musicians, martyrs), and the memorial... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This 20th century cathedral, which houses the remains of Haile Selassie, shows the influence of European architecture. We attended the Christmas Eve service in January 2015.

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guyana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Scored the church fairly high as there's not a lot to see or do in central Addis so you may as well spend time here! It's impressive enough inside, assuming you like church architecture, and the huge marble tombs of Mr and Mrs Selassie warrant a visit in their own right. Atmospheric if you can make it during a service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

the site where its placed together with the detailed religious art and decoration makes a remarkable visit, plus the visit to the museum was a delightfull time.

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Vilnius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nice Cathedral. Don't forget to take off your shoes before entering. Interesting paintings, cool and calm. There is a thomb of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife. Worth a visit.

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Hinsdale, Il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The grounds are beautiful, as is the Cathedral. If you go on a Sunday evening you can walk the grounds while the Service is in progress which is an amazing experience, both visually, and audibly with the music and chanting flowing through the grounds.

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Bamako, Mali
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not much to see in this church that was built in 1942 other than the tombs of Haile Selassie and his wife. It is, however, interesting to watch what goes on outside of the church--old women kissing the walls, monks blessing people, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

You must go here and avail yourselves of one of the guides on the premises so you can have the full tour. A really profound look at Ethiopian history.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It is a beautiful and very representative Coptic orthodox church in Addis with a lot of history behind it. he museum is small but quite interesting to visit with a lot of nice artifacts. It is also a great place to see and experience the local culture. I highly recommend a visit to this church during your visit to Addis.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The small entrance from the road belies the amazing outdoor space tucked in the middle of the bustling city. I went to see the tomb of Haile Salassie inside the Cathedral, but the grounds were also impressive. In front of the Cathedral lies the grave of Sylvia Pankhurst, I believe the only 'ferenji' to be buried here, such a big... More 

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