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“Quick stop but interesting”

Holy Trinity Cathedral
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Museum Highlights Guided Day Tour in Addis Ababa
Ranked #2 of 70 things to do in Addis Ababa
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Quick stop but interesting”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were on a walk through Addis and finally came across the Holy Trinity Cathedral. It was worth a stop. We didn't visit the museum but went inside the church.

Visited July 2013
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“Lots of history”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Beautiful stain glass windows throughout the church. Included in admission is a tour guide which is helpful. Remember to wear socks because you have to remove your shoes at the door.

Visited July 2013
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“Worth going for the tomb of Haile Selassie”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Not an architectural treasure, but fascinating as it reflects Haile Selassie's decidely eclectic take on European architecture. He chose to have a series of murals painted depicting incidents of recent Ethiopian history, such as his speech to the League of Nations at the time of the Italian invastion. More recently he himself has been interred there in a brooding sarcaphagus.

Visited July 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“nice preserve”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I am happy that I got a chance in my lifetime to visit this well preserved gem. when there it feel like being in medieval Europe. The communal prayer session that are held daily at various times in the day and always with a good turnout of worshipers completely pulls you into an ancient religion well preserved until today, in the museum you will find old bibles written in what they call God's language. and the highlight of my visit was Haile Selasie's tomb and his other artifacts. it is an awesome place to visit for religious, architectural, historian travelers or basically anyone who appreciates beautiful places.

Visited August 2012
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“The soul of Addis”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

A visit to the Holy Trinity Cathedral is a true window to the soul of the Orthodox community of Addis Ababa, and the people who come here daily to worship and pray. There are theological subtleties that may go unnoticed unless you have a guide to point them out. With a little narrative, the true specialness of the church opens up. A must for any visit to Addis.

Visited July 2013
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