St. George's Cathedral

St. George's Cathedral, Addis Ababa

St. George's Cathedral
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snowythepyro
London, UK473 contributions
A great introduction to Ethiopian Orthodoxy
Nov 2019
We had an excellent tour guide who showed us round - the entry fee may seem expensive, but remember it's only about £3.50 per person. Also, as we found on a later tour of another church, it's regulated by the diocese, so it's not the priests or the elders' fault if you think it's too much. There were many beautiful artefacts that we were shown, and then we went into the small museum. Unfortunately there had been a power cut so we could only see by torchlight, and photographs were forbidden in the museum - strange, when they had been allowed (and no mention of turning off flash) in the church itself.
Written October 30, 2020
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Stockholmisch
Stockholm, Sweden45 contributions
A must see cultural place
Feb 2020
Behind the round about lies St George (St Giyorgis) church, a culture place to visit. As a woman it is recommended to shield your shoulders but is not a must (we did not havet to and it was ok). The entrance fee to St George (100 burr/person) includes guide into the church (very interessting) and also guiding through the little museum/exibition which will give you a brief overview of the Ethiopian history as well as about Addis. It was not easy to find the counter but people are very helpfull. The guide spoke english well. Outside the gates people are selling all sorts of cheep things.
Written March 14, 2020
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Robert S
Westbury, NY764 contributions
Interesting Ethiopian Architecture
Jan 2020
The Cathedral has an interesting architecture seen in a number of Ethiopian churches. My timing was not right to see the inside, but the place is obviously holy to the locals as I saw o number of people prostrate themselves by the (closed) doorway. Menelik II square nearby is in an interesting neighborhood to walk around.
Written March 8, 2020
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IntlTravlrRevwr
San Diego, CA207 contributions
More Tourist Gouging with Over-Priced Entry Fee
Feb 2020
Once again the church charges some of the highest prices in town to tour a religious site. Their overpriced fee includes a tiny underwhelming museum of religious costumes and artifacts and entry by a rather rude and controlling priest of the otherwise impressive building. Some interesting artwork in the building. Despite their high entrance fees for foreigners, the building is not in the best of shape.
Written February 24, 2020
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Justin W
Canberra, Australia377 contributions
Gardens are a nice place to sit and escape the hustle and bustle
Dec 2019
The church is a typical Ethiopian Orthodox church. Men and women enter from separate doors and inside are three areas, with the innermost only accessible by the priests themselves. Its a much more modern version of what you can see in places like Bahir Dar. There is a small museum also. If you are in the area it is worth a short visit, but it wasn't a must see IMO.
Written January 20, 2020
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DJM1945
Montrose, UK1,785 contributions
Amazing place
Jan 2020
We came here for the start of Timket and the atmosphere was astonishing as the crowds of largely local people mostly in their colourful robes and costumes were gathering. The only downside was entering the cathedral was difficult as there was too much happening but it looked very much like an Orthodox Ethiopian Cathedral .
Written January 20, 2020
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Shimnik
Delft, The Netherlands6,151 contributions
Too many people
Jan 2020 • Couples
When we came to the cathedral (at around 9:30 on Thursday) there were too many people and we could not even go inside, because local people occupied all doors. Maybe it was a praying time...
Written January 2, 2020
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Alastair T
Johannesburg, South Africa34 contributions
Lovely Ethiop[ian Orthodox Cathedral
Nov 2019
The Cathedral has a museum attached, visit that first to get a good understanding of the key role of the Church for Ethiopians. Archdeacon Mebratu is a fantastic guide.
Written December 26, 2019
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Marlynne P
Salt Lake City, UT792 contributions
Peaceful Atmosphere
Oct 2019
Even though this Cathedral is in the middle of town, it offers a peaceful stroll to look at the paintings and murals. It's a relatively new Cathedral at about 100 years old, repaired after fire and updated along the way.
Written December 22, 2019
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Saron
Finland1 contribution
best city tour guide
Oct 2019
200 birr entrance fee es hefty thus only foreigners enter the guide has some good english and makes a 45 minute tour he is recommendable here is his whats-app contact details (+251913384298) you may ask him he does tours all over the country and can organize different tour and travel
Written October 30, 2019
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