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Holy Trinity Cathedral

Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: Trinity Cathdral is the resting place of Haille Selassie. Statues line the churches walls and fill the surrounding gardens. Photography is allowed... more »
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Was Intresting to visit a Chrisitian Orthodox church. The story behind this place is intreating too.

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Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A symbol of Christianity and the Imperial government of Emperor Selasie entwined... A treat for historical and architectural enthusiasts...up to the brim with the rich religious and cultural history of the Ethiopian community and how they embraced Christianity. .. Tombs of the Emperor and Empress are on site including a small museum containing artefacts of the past Ethiopian ruling class...a... More

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It is a very nice church. Not very big, you see it in a 20-30 minutes if you take your time (and you should). The guide gives you some nice information too.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I liked how the priests were so orthodox and proud of the church. It is unusual for Africa to have a church that is so ornate. It cost 100 Birr (5 USD) and was worth the visit

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