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Niger Street & Itega Menen | Saint Gabriel Cathedral, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried to visit the mausoleum in an afternoon. At the entrance of the lane leading to the place, a guard told my driver that I could not carry a camera, but smart phone was allowed. I promised not to take any photos, but it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank meg0210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on a few occasions but actually only entered the Mausoleum once during a Holy Day on the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Calendar . It is a majestic space, worthy of the tomb it houses. During the week it is a beautiful, quite place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JemalC
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Timing of your visit is important. Dont still be there when they start a service as they are likely to lock you in for the duration. The tombs are intersting and some of the paintings excellent

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David K D
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Ethiopia has an amazing history many cultures and monuments , this is but 1 of many , but an inportant one.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank PETER N
Reviewed May 16, 2018

It is the sanctuary of Emperor Menelik II. (1844-1913) as well as his wife and daughters, and other Ethiopian dignitaries. Menelik II, emperor of Abyssinia from 1889-1910 is credited with the countries modernization, such as trains, electricity, telephone, and other successes. Menelik ll. is considered...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

It's a beautiful cathedral with very hospitable people who opened it up just for me. Is this Michelangelo real? In any case, it's a must visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Menelik figures into Ethiopian history in the church areas and this sort of tied it all together. He is part of the lore of this wonderful nation and it seemed to be a very well kept up place to honor him.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank alaskalodge
Reviewed December 17, 2017

The mausoleum of Menelick !! and other Royal family members is in the crypt of a fully functioning church in a hilltop overlookng Addis. It was a most enjoyable visit. The painting and decorations were excellent and the Church itself was a joy to behold....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Egpos
Reviewed September 14, 2017

this church is a delight to watch. this is very near to prime ministers residence or menelik palace. in this church also you can see tombs of ethiopian emporers.nice architecture

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ernakulamtraveller
Reviewed August 13, 2017

I visited the mausoleum and thought the Cathedral and Mausoleum were among the most attractive places to visit in the city. The grounds are especially pleasant and soothing in a very busy city. There is a lot of interesting wildlife there including tortoises which happily...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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