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Address: Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
Phone Number: +251 91 982 9515
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A Church with beautiful stained glass

Amazing paintings and stained glasses are present in the church, with a nice serene area, with a small museum attached

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tammo G
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral is home to the tombs of Haile Selassie and Empress Menen, as well as their seats and some memorabilia. The grounds are beautiful and surrounded by foliage and a cemetary. This is definitely a can't-miss attraction!

Thank lemonsqueezi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing paintings and stained glasses are present in the church, with a nice serene area, with a small museum attached

Thank Tammo G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The older and the actual church is smaller and located next to the museum.The Holy Trinity Cathedral is a nice piece of architecture.The entry fee for foreign tourists is 100Birr (Approx 5 US Dollars)

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

They didn't even question my presence just included me and gave me a candle so I was part of it. A beautiful Cathedral and I was glad I popped in.

Thank LittleMissDixon
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

It is a beautiful architect and painting with lots of history. If you are lucky you might get an excellent and English fluent tour guide who can present a full circle of the story. Entrance fee is cheap and I would say high value for money.

Thank Yared_Belete
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

It is interesting that Ethiopian citizens do not know their country that much. It took me more than 2 hours to locate the cathedral, because the citizens kept directing me to all the wrong places. I run into my friends at the University of Addis Ababa, they had a cab and were heading to The Holy Trinity Cathedral! That was... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The main point of interest is the tomb of Haile Selassie, the last Emperor of Ethiopia. Other than that, it is an ordinary (if very nice) church. If you've been to many churches in Ethiopia (in particular the rock churches of Lalibela), then you may not be impressed.

Thank theafriken
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is nice. To get in it will cost you the equivalent of $5. Next door or in the same premise there is a very small museum. Although small the museum had some neat nice stuff to discover.

Thank mhedhili
New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

You feel how spiritually charged this place as soon as you get in. Architecturally interesting but not overwhelming, nor are the vitrals. The highlight is really the Emperor's grave, a huge bulky piece of stone which, i guess, reflects what Haile Selassie represented to the Ethiopians. It is also the first church I have ever seen with explicit modern military... More 

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Stormville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I have been in many cathedrals, but this is the closest I have ever felt to God. The experience of my life. I hope everyone who is able to visit this awesome place of got, take advantage of the opportunity.

Thank wallymack56

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