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“Worth a stop en route to Tomoca”

St. George's Cathedral
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Museum Highlights Guided Day Tour in Addis Ababa
Beijing, China
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“Worth a stop en route to Tomoca”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

beautiful cathedral in the north nearby the statue of King Menelik II on a horse. We arrived around 4:30pm and the doors were already closed so could not enter. But since walking to Tomoca cafe this was on the way and worth a 5min stop to snap pictures.

Visited April 2013
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“Visit on Sunday”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

A nice building that becomes a treasure when filled with people practicing their faith. A nice little museum of last emperor on the grounds.

Visited February 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Important local spot”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Interesting church with small museum. To enter the church you will need the guide who will expect the tip. You can leave a donation for church also. The guide is knowledgable and will answer questions. Even if you are familiar with Ortodox Christianity you will find this interesting since the customs are very much different than in Greece or Russia. It is worth visiting.

Visited March 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful and unique”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

I visited for TImkat, the ephiphany and it was like most ethiopian religious ceremonies a unique and wonderful experience. Although a rather officious annoying man came and asked if we had tickets and wanted us to leave half way through the service, which was annoying as we had been admitted free and no mention of a ticket had been made, the icons and fresco's (term?) were stunning really special. The grounds are also very beautiful just for relaxing. I especially enjoyed the early morning prayers which are daily - very Ethiopian experience and one of Addis's best.

Visited February 2013
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Kampala, Uganda
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“Nice enough”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Very popular with the locals, the church is nice, at best. The attached museum is ok. A guide is required to enter the church.

Our guide was decent, but also expected a tip, besides having paid to see both church and museum.

Visited December 2012
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