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Address: Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 0919829515
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This is the perfect place to learn about the history of Ethiopia

Do note that there is a museum behind the church. They do charge 100 Birr fee. The State and Orthodox Church have a tight knit relation, dating back years. The Orthodox Church... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Do note that there is a museum behind the church. They do charge 100 Birr fee. The State and Orthodox Church have a tight knit relation, dating back years. The Orthodox Church is the foundation of Ethiopian society. A visit here reveals more about these relationships. The people buried in the church cemetery will also be another lesson in itself.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful church both inside and out with some really interesting grounds, well worth a visit. I found the cemetery to be the most interesting aspect of the area with amazing grave stones, statues all intricately designed. It's a nice hour visit on pleasant grounds. There is a fee to pay to see it though but worth it as churches go.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This Cathedral is the official seat of the Orthodox Archdiocese of Addis Ababa dedicated to Holy Trinity. It is also a museum and a memorial for Ethiopian patriots. There are several tombs of important patriots of modern history and of the last Emperor and the Empress. The church itself is rather unusual for an orthodox church. It has a rectangular... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is one of the biggest and historic Ethiopian Orthodox church in Addis Abeba.It is magnificent place both inside and outside.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The spiritual home of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and also the tomb of Haile Selassie. Near the heart of the city and close to the African Union, Red Martyrs Museum and other sights. 100 Birr ($5) gets you a guided tour (one-on-one, not a group) of the church, which also serves as more of a museum of modern Ethiopian history... More 

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Brier, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The stained glass inside is really pretty. The grounds contain a museum with lovely vestments and church implements. The grounds have a number of interesting memorials.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Looking at previous reviews, I see that Finot Tour Ethiopia has covered most of the highlights of this interesting cathedral in its review. The cathedral is quite large and the stain glass windows depict various scenes from the bible in Ethiopian interpretation and style. Following them around the inside becomes a knowledge test of the bible. Also in the cathedral... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Giving this an average based on it was not what we were expecting. We didn't actually go in and I am sure it's great. but if you are a backpacker or have been living in a country where things are very affordable (we live in Kenya) visiting a church for 100 birr each was something we didn't see as compulsory... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is a must for anyone interested in the history of the area. The cemetery is quite beautiful. There is a memorial to martyrs, which made me want to learn much more about the history of Ethiopia.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This massive and ornate cathedral is the second-most important place of worship in Ethiopia (ranking behind the Old Church of St Mary of Zion in Aksum). It’s also the celebrated final resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife Empress Menen Asfaw. Their massive Aksumite-style granite tombs sit inside and are a sight indeed. The cathedral’s exterior, with its... More 

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