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I was moved by this place. There's something magical about it, and irrespective of your religious... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beautiful artwork

Not sure what to expect, this 17th century Orthodox Church is amazing! Being able to hear about the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Gonder and have time, visit the place especially for its surroundings, Ethiopia is blessed with so many amazing attractions and this church is definitely not among the top 30

Thank 70ava
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was moved by this place. There's something magical about it, and irrespective of your religious convictions it works as a centuries old visual interpretation of the story of Jesus. It's not surprising Christianity holds on so strongly in Ethiopia, some of the artwork must have put the fear of God into generations of local people. If you are in town you must pay a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure what to expect, this 17th century Orthodox Church is amazing! Being able to hear about the Church, and see the artwork was a terrific experience.

Thank James H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is one of the most beautiful church i have visited in Ethiopia. it has got beautiful painting on the cieling and all the wall which dated back to 16th century as the local guide told us. but there is poor management the compound and and others is not maintained it might ruin. i would highly recommend if you go to gondar.

Thank martine h
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unusual thatched rectangular Coptic church of Ethiopia. Need to wear a headscarf as a female. Inside dark damaged imagery (compared with lake Tana monasteries). Church full of deacons chanting and tourists with cameras. If you’ve been to lake Tana monastery then these pictures may be disappointing; if you haven’t then well worth a visit.

Thank CB570
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

great to see this famous ceiling. Small but beautiful. Part of good tour arranged by hikeinethiopia tours. Combine with the castle and the baths for good day sightseeing.

Thank Michel
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

this church was really fascinating all the painting are old but well preserve and really attractive if you have time in Gondar worth to visit this church!

Thank ben t
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

This church is one of the beautiful churche in Ethiopia and has got an old paintings which really cant believe in your eys.i have been visited other churches in Ethiopia but i found it this one is more beautiful one!
worth to visit if you have an hour stop in Gondar!!

Thank marco d
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Inside and out are amazing... Why don't we make building's in this standard. Must see ...it's not that far from the city and airport suprisingly...BUT take a guide or tour do not travel in this region aimlessly or do your own touring. NO !

Thank jeffkT2061HW
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

I visited upon the recommendation of the tuktuk driver. i had not heard of this church. When we arrived, it looked closed, but the "office" somehow found someone to open the church for us and show us in and point out some interesting paintings. The paintings inside the church are just amazing! Now I know the source of many of the postcards I've seen. This visit was a nice surprise and one of my favorite memories of Gonder.

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