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

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Orthodox Cathederal

I had been to Russian and Greek Orthodox services previously this experience was completely different. It was good Friiday and there were crowds od families on prayer mats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Highland Park, Illinois
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the cathedral. Very pretty, beautiful stained glass, and we received a very interesting tour from Mr. Getenet Teshome. We learned quite a lot. Not lavish by European-cathedral standards, but certainly worth a visit.

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Dursley
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

All that's been said here I found to be true. I had an excellent guide who new a lot and matched his tour to how interested I was, which was very. The grounds and the bamboo church are worth seeing. Seeing a funeral cortège wend it's way to the place of rest was poignant. Tipped the guide 100 bir that's... More 

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dublin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had been to Russian and Greek Orthodox services previously this experience was completely different. It was good Friiday and there were crowds od families on prayer mats outside. The adjoining museum is worth a visit

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Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Amazing cathedral. Make sure to ask for a guide while buying a entrance ticket. That may give you a individual experience inside the majestic cathedral. Make sure you see the tomb of Emperor Selassie and his wife

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London, United Kingdom
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874 attraction reviews
583 helpful votes 583 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Holy Trinity Cathedral is a must see attraction during your Addis Ababa trip. Still operating as a church today, it is a beautiful building inside and out. Lovely stained glass windows as well as artworks are on the inside. The tombs are also interesting. Recommended.

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Cary, North Carolina
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41 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We happened to be there when the High Priest arrived, with velvet parasol processions and lots of dignitaries. However, it was interesting to us that the people remained focused on their prayers and did not rush to see him. We were able to go in and see the crypts and the curtains open for the tablet viewing that happens once... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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58 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were allowed to visit the cathedral in spite of Lenten services going on. The stained glass is beautiful. One side of the cathedral is old testament scenes and the other is new testament scenes.

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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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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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