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Holy Trinity Cathedral

Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Museums
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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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41 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a well constructed Ethiopian Orthodox Church (holy trinity) the grace of the church starts from the serounding. It is surrounded by the national museum, the national parliament and the prime minsters office. It was built and designed during the emperor era. What a place!! If you pass by addis, don't forget to visit this beautiful church.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Catholics practice religion seriously. They have some weird customs that are Ethiopian specific, which is worth a view. Be careful of pick pockets in the church grounds, as they target you while praying.

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You need to visit inside the church, they charge a fee which is about $5.00 US Dollars, but it is worthy

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