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“An interesting church”

Holy Trinity Cathedral
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Addis Ababa City Tour
Ranked #2 of 69 things to do in Addis Ababa
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London
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“An interesting church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

An attractive place to visit in Addis. Some helpful staff as well. Be sure to look the nearby Mekanie Selassie (a smaller church near the main cathedral).

Visited November 2012
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Toledo, Ohio
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“Beautiful Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

We had a tour guide that was great explaining the stories of the stained glass windows and the history of the church.

Visited November 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Very good historic cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

I was glad that I went to see this cathedral as this is a heritage cathedral. However, please do not forget to use the guide as otherwise you would not be able to understand the history.

Visited February 2012
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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“Very interesting. Meles tomb completely off limits and tented.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Besides the fact that photographing in certain directions is STRICTLY forbidden (military monuments), there is a lot to see. Lots of famous habesha writers, poets, military leaders, popes and a nobel lareate are buried outside.
Inside is the last Emperor, Haile Selassie, and his wife, and their royal seats for church - very well preserved.
You must ask super nicely to be let into the military monuments, with 24-hr armed military police keeping guard.
We were allowed in, but the guard with the keys to enter underground was at lunch.

Visited October 2012
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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“Interesting example of Christian Ethiopia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Though not an old church, it really gives a good understanding of the ceremonies associated with the Ethiopian Christian religion.

Visited September 2012
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