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The Holy Trinity Cathedral was an interesting place to visit, learn more about the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and see the tombs of Emperor Haile Selassie and Empress Menen Asfaw.
Beautiful church and the burial place of Haile Selassie. The grounds are interesting with a Haile Selassie museum, a memorial to victims of the Communist Derg and a group of monuments to Ethiopian heroes.
The cathedral was built on an historical site of the capital’s development and is well preserved. Usual courtesy of shoes off at door but you were allowed to take photos respectfully inside the cathedral. Saturday morning was a great time to visit as no one around or service in…
At 200 of the local currency, with its "hit the tourists with much higher chargers" this cathedral is worth seeing once for the church, a small museum of religious artifacts, and some interesting graveyards. Shame on the practice of fleecing non-natives just to see a church.
While not a large church by western standards it certainly does not lack character and should be visited. The stained glass is beautiful. There are both the traditional bible scenes and modern glass. Be sure to visit the cemetery and see the incredible monuments.