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Address: Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 0919829515
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Less attractive than St George's Cathedral but worth a short visit

The museum was much smaller than St George's cathedral, it was interestingly laid out but much of it is the same as you will see in the other museums and cathedral - lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The museum was much smaller than St George's cathedral, it was interestingly laid out but much of it is the same as you will see in the other museums and cathedral - lots of velvet capes, photos and religious items which all blur into one after a long day sightseeing in Addis. We found there was a lack of narrative... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I paid to go in and then a guide appeared and (uninvited) attached himself to me for the duration. Fortunately I was able to look at the church in peace. However I was then led around the grounds when I would have much preferred to be on my own. The museum was closed (the information indicated that it should have... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you happen to be in Addis, it's worth going, but there is the usual mythology and the priest tries to hit you up for more money, despite the high entrance fee. There is an interesting cross given from India, and the emperor's tomb

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nice carvings and pictures. Use time as it is exciting to get stories from some of the seniors and the deacons.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Again, we got lucky with a guide who explained much of the Cathedral and took us into the crypts. I somehow in a jetlag/tummy issue daze missed the signs saying no photos, but I don't think our guide minded.

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Saline, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This one is almost obligatory. You are engulfed by the dark and quiet. A man of the cloth (priest) at the inside nods as you enter and later offers water to a woman prostrate in prayer. A guide adds to the visit. H. Selassie is buried there and the suffragette Sylvia Parkhurst is entombed on the grounds.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

many people have gone here only to have he church locked. we walked around and found someone who knew the priest and they went to get him and he let us in. we also found a guide who was very interested in telling us the history of the church and Addis and was a much better experience than St Georges.... More 

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Sevenoaks Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Built to commemorate liberation from Italian occupation yet Italianate in design. A Pankhurst buried in the graveyard.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A church which is not great and quite new but does house the rather uninspiring tomb of Selassie. There is a small uninspiring museum at the back.

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atlanta
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lovely cathedral with great architecture, stained glass paintings depicting the old and new testament, and carvings. Though the outside is impressive, the inside is well worth seeing as well. There are people who offer to guide you through the church. My taxi driver served as my guide and he was very knowledgeable and I found the information good to know.... More 

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