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Address: Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 0919829515
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Good representation of the Ethiopian culture

After spending two weeks visiting the Northern part of Ethiopia and seeing how religious the people of this country is , we found that the Holy Trinity Cathedral was a rightful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not a typical Ethiopian Orthodox Church in its layout but rather is designed along the style of European Cathedrals. There are some lovely statues and stonework on the outside and inside beautiful stained-glass windows with some unique Ethiopian Orthodox features. It is also of interest, as Emperor Haile Selassie I and most of his immediate family is buried... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my favorite sight in Addis, but I'm rating it in comparison to other churches/cathedrals I've visited. It costs about $5 for non Orthodox to visit. Pay the extra for a guide - the tip is up to your discretion, and the added facts are well worth the price. The stained glass windows are beautiful. The tombs of Haile... More 

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Thank SeasonedTraveler1K
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to see it due to it being a significant Ethiopian Orthodox church, and also because of Haile Selassie's tomb being there.

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Thank Galen R
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 858 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending two weeks visiting the Northern part of Ethiopia and seeing how religious the people of this country is , we found that the Holy Trinity Cathedral was a rightful symbol of the Ethiopian culture both inside and outside . The architecture is beautiful but the spirituality that emanates from it is its most important characteristic !

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Thank belleretraite
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old church, beautiful glass windows, nice to hear the history, small museum attached to the rear, hoe of the tombs of Haille Selassie and his Queen

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Thank Nadsdubai
Rowley, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit took place shortly after an afternoon service at the cathedral. It had beautiful paintings and windows representing various Bible stories. The grounds are also well maintained and there are some beautiful gardens. After being in Gothic and baroque cathedrals in Germany, I found this one rather dark and even forbidding.

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Thank msmunich01930
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go for the spiritual experience but if you wanted to visit it as a tourist the architecture is wonderful. It is also the resting place for many religious leaders and royal families

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Thank Samrawit G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

for $2 (100 bhirr) you get entrance and a guide tour of this church with emperor salassie in side. it took 40 minutes and was worth it

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Like all religious buildings in Ethiopia an interesting place to visit. It has the usual Ethiopian Orthodox Christian paintings as well as fascinating Priests and Monks on hand to regale you with their tales of saints etc. they still worship in a very old way, so different to how we worship in the UK.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I went there for a walk through history.The church is massive and well manintained.Numerous graves are found within the grounds.There is also a smaller church within the compound and a museum too.the gate charge is 100 bir but worthit. There if a FREE guide.

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