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I never get tired of seeing the wall paintings

More wonderful stories of the saints with some very gory too. But we had an excellent guide who... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2019
Gillian G G
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Winchester, United Kingdom
a good reason to take a boat on Lake Tana

A very interesting church with glorious wall paintings. Make sure your guide shares the stories of... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
WandereringWayfarers
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

More wonderful stories of the saints with some very gory too. But we had an excellent guide who kept us informed. I feel this is essential.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

A very interesting church with glorious wall paintings. Make sure your guide shares the stories of the paintings and the history of the church.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

While this is a typical round church, the paintings are quite stunning.THaving a monastry as part of the church adds to the atmosphere and seems to ensure a steady stream of both visitors and attendees. This is well worth the time for a good visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

This church is saint Merry church which is one of several ancient churches that is located lake Tana the church is surrounded by matured thick forest with a beautiful view of Lake Tana and inside the church priceless collections of old books and pictures of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed January 1, 2016

after we crossed the greatest lake in Ethiopia (Tana) at the port of Gorgora we found good Ethiopian Orthodox Icons in this church mostly they are paintings and mass ceremony instruments but no one can clarify what it is ?? we only admire the paintings...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The church is not at all spectacular or interesting and of course located in the Debre Maryam monastery, also listed here on TA with more thorough reviews.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia is the source of the Blue Nile from where it starts its long journey to Khartoum and on to the Mediterranean. The 37 islands that are scattered about the surface of the Lake shelter fascinating churches and monastries,...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed July 22, 2015

After sailing across Lake Tana we arrived at Gorgora and found the lovely church of Debre Sina Maryam. It is a typical round church of the Ethiopian Orthodox style. Apparently it has very few tourists that visit it. It was built in 1608. The paintings...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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