Cathedral Our Lady of the Rosary

Cathedral Our Lady of the Rosary

Cathedral Our Lady of the Rosary
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With a bell tower that reaches high into the sky, the Cathedral of Asmara is a sterling piece of Lombard-Romanesque architecture and a useful bearing point for lost travelers.
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Samuel Y
4 contributions
Mar 2020
One of Asmara’s finest architectural buildings from the 1930’s, sitting over a large area, with exquisite frescoes and prominent tower that can be seen from any part of the city. It is one of the capital city’s outstanding landmarks. Up on entering its inside chamber, one is reminded of the many eminent cathedrals in Rome and other parts of Italy. One of Asmara’s finest architectural buildings from the 1930’s, sitting over a large area, with exquisite frescos and prominent tower that can be seen from any part of the city. It is one of the capital city’s outstanding landmarks. Up on entering its inside chamber, one is reminded of the many eminent cathedrals in Rome and other parts of Italy. It is no wonder that Asmara is sometimes aptly dubbed as ‘Little Rome’.
Written March 24, 2020
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Krakonosh
Australia125 contributions
Mar 2011 • Friends
Ask to be taken up to the tower, gret views of Asmara from there. Small payment is required.
Written October 25, 2011
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Gruthan
Dundee, UK264 contributions
Jan 2014 • Business
A delightful piece of early 20th century Italian colonial architecture with the high roof and simple, classical interior. A peaceful, spiritual oasis in the heart of the pulsing with humanity Harnet Avenue. The landmark campanile behind is very impressive too.
Written January 22, 2014
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jamalsahi
new york2 contributions
Eritrea is not a nice place to be in present times. People are loving and beautiful but environment due to extra cautious government officials create a bade taste. In this setting beautiful cathedral building stands like a majestic tower.Its feeling is unique.If you stand on th eopposite side of the road its grandeaur is supreme.Miss you Asmara.
Written October 11, 2008
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Stuart M
Lodz, Poland56 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
This Cathedral is very old and was built by the Italians when Eritrea was a colony. The exterior and interior are both very beautiful. I used to go to church here often and the priests are very friendly and kind people. My parents ate dinner with the priests. It's been over 7 years since I've last been there but if you're in Asmara this is a must see.
Written February 18, 2017
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wedichinam
1 contribution
Jun 2016 • Business
this city is known to be called the second Roma. This city is worth visiting, and is the place where every tourist from around the world must visit. it has panaromatic features across all measures.
Written June 25, 2016
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csundseth
Lake Ridge, VA281 contributions
Jan 2020
perhaps the most recognizable structure in Asmara...more impressive outside than in. On the day i was there they had no admission fee (it was a Sunday)
Written February 8, 2020
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Kidane S
14 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
One of the many art deco, Cathedral of Asmara is very nice from outside and inside. I am not an architect but the details inside the prayer of the cathedral are amazing. And if you will rest on the many stairs of the cathedral (facing the Harnet Ave) and enjoy the vibe and peace of Asmara.
Written December 26, 2016
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freweini m
Silver Spring, MD43 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
This church is one of the oldest church in Eritrea.The steps remind me of Piazza do Spagna in Rome Italy.Love the people of Eritrea and their fate.
Written February 17, 2015
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Sara Yo
London, England, United Kingdom19 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
I'm not Catholic but I always stop to sit and say a little prayer in Cathedrale. It's always open when I visit Asmara and worshippers stay for hours or pop in for a quick prayer. Definitely worth a detour.
Written January 27, 2015
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