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Holy Trinity Cathedral

Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
+251 91 982 9515
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Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
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+251 91 982 9515
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"his wife"
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"ethiopian orthodox"
in 29 reviews
"haile selassie"
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"final resting place"
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"the stained glass windows"
in 12 reviews
"nice church"
in 14 reviews
"new testament"
in 10 reviews
"prime minister"
in 8 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 18 reviews
"burial place"
in 5 reviews
"interesting place"
in 8 reviews
"old church"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"tour guide"
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"small museum"
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"local guide"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is an artistic and historical church of Ethiopian Orthodox Church. It is more of spiritual. Make sure that you respect the rules from the gate. It is not allowed to go into inside easily.

Thank mintulema
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church itself is interesting with beautiful windows. The real gem is the museum at the back of the complex! In both the church and the museum we were offered a guided tour at no extra charge. We gained a comprehensive understanding of Ethiopian history...More

Thank Rachi B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went on a rainy day and had to wait for a longtime to pay the 200 Birr for the entrance tickets ( which is a lot in local standards) the electricity was cut so we visited the Cathedral as well as the musem in...More

Thank Ralph F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Holy Trinity Cathedral is one of the most important religious sites in Addis Ababa worth visiting. It is unique architecturally, it's beautiful window glass works are amazing, and it is very peaceful. It is also a burial site of the country's important pubic figures...More

Thank Muluken G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing experience. To tour, not to attend services, there is a 200 birr fee per person. This includes the large church, small museum and smaller older church on the grounds. Thetombs of Haile Selassie and his wife are in the church as...More

Thank Mary E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What usually attracts foreign visitors in this church is the presence of the tomb of former Emperor Haile Selassie. But this church has other attractions: its beautiful architecture epitomized by a high and magnificent dome adorned with a mural/ceiling fresco depicting Judgement Day if my...More

Thank JKaninda07
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Holy Trinity Cathedral is open to worshipers and visitors. The stained glass windows are images from the Old Testament on the left side if you’re facing the alter and the New Testament on your right side.

Thank MwahMwah
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

Entrenched in history, this was an emotional visit, and eyebrow raising also! Living in the west, we are exposed to so little history of Africa, and this place has the tombs, and buildings to show how rich this history is. Amazing Cathedral, absolutely in the...More

Thank Maselina S
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

Holy Trinity Cathedral was built to commemorate Ethiopia's liberation from Italian occupation. The history of that era can be seen on the wall paintings inside the cathedral. I really admired the beautiful stained glass windows and the peaceful athmosphere.The tombs of the Emperor Haile Selassie...More

Thank samifa2015
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Holy Trinity Cathedral what we call "Selassie" in my language (Amaheric) is one of the oldest & most beautiful Orthodox Christian Church's in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It's found on my way home and the whole thing i remember about it was that it was very...More

Thank Helina_Tesfaye_Wija
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God_of_Small_Things7
December 8, 2017|
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Response from ashehabesha34 | Reviewed this property |
Yes , Of course there out side the church on the main road , you may find regular minibus Taxi (3 to 10 birr) or Contract Automobile Taxi (150 to 300 Birr), to the the place which you have mentioned !
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God_of_Small_Things7
December 6, 2017|
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Response from ashehabesha34 | Reviewed this property |
Every Wednesday and Friday the mass start in the mid day . If you are interested to attend the Mass you must be there earlier than the Mass starts in the mid day(which is 11:30 am the mass starts at 12:00 am then ends at... More
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September 30, 2016|
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Response from Habtamukebadu | Reviewed this property |
Yes every one is welcome to Attend Mass Service at this Church! There is a regular daily mass and the best Time to visit is on the day of SELASIE which is often on the 7th of each month, EC it could be 15/16 GC. Sunday is... More
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