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Address: Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
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Built by Emperor Haile Selassie to commemorate the eviction of the Italian occupation in the 1940s, he is buried alongside his wife to the left of the main altar. The most... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice church in the centre of town. It is whereare emperor has his last resting place. The church is still only 60something years old, but gives a good insight into Ethiopian culture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built by Emperor Haile Selassie to commemorate the eviction of the Italian occupation in the 1940s, he is buried alongside his wife to the left of the main altar. The most interesting thing about Ethiopian churches is how the faithful worship. It was Lent when we were there and the chanting was a cappella and the worshipers sat outside the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cathedral isn't terribly old, but it does provide a very nice and unique insight into Ethiopian history, politics, and culture. It is a very peaceful place with nice glimpses of the surrounding mountains. I went there around 4:30 or 5, which I highly recommend. They had some nice, soft, Ethiopian orthodox ecclesiastical music playing, there were a good number... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kidist Selassie was built to commemorate Ethiopia's liberation from Italian occupation and is the second most important place of worship in Ethiopia and contain the tombs of Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen Asfaw. It's interesting to see paintings inside (a political approach inside the church :)

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed my visit here. The Cathedral was built to commemorate the country's liberation from Italian occupation. It's also the burial place of many famous people. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a great sense of history at this holy place, and it is amazing how close one can get to the relics of Ethiopia's past.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not plan on going to the Orthodox church, but my guide for the afternoon included it for me. We arrived at the church and I was introduced to an elderly gentleman who turned out to be my guide, he started off by telling me his name and what it meant and then asked me what my name meant... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Cathedral was very beautiful, but the fee was more expensive than the others. Stil it was worth visiting.

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Thank TSN63
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Such a Holy and peaceful place to visit.The most fascinating thing about this church is the museum and the grave yards where most of Ethiopian leaders and worriers have been buried.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

It is one of the biggest most beautiful Ethiopian orthodox cathedral it was built to commemorate the country’s liberation from the Italian in 1941.

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