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Address: Asmara, Eritrea
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With a bell tower that reaches high into the sky, the Cathedral of Asmara...

With a bell tower that reaches high into the sky, the Cathedral of Asmara is a sterling piece of Lombard-Romanesque architecture and a useful bearing point for lost travelers.

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Beautiful Historical Landmark.

This Cathedral is very old and was built by the Italians when Eritrea was a colony. The exterior and interior are both very beautiful. I used to go to church here often and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Stuart M
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cathedral is very old and was built by the Italians when Eritrea was a colony. The exterior and interior are both very beautiful. I used to go to church here often and the priests are very friendly and kind people. My parents ate dinner with the priests. It's been over 7 years since I've last been there but if... More 

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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

One of the many art deco, Cathedral of Asmara is very nice from outside and inside. I am not an architect but the details inside the prayer of the cathedral are amazing. And if you will rest on the many stairs of the cathedral (facing the Harnet Ave) and enjoy the vibe and peace of Asmara.

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Thank Kidane S
Segrate
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9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The only place in Asmara where you can attend a Roman Catholic mass in Roman liturgy, in Italian. Typical atmosphere of an Italian church.

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Thank MarcoLocatidaSegrate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The Beauty of Asmara can't be explained 😍 it's amazing country filled of peace safety comparing to other African countries it's worth of visiting❤️❤️❤️

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Thank Abel Y
Dorchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The Italian influence from the occupation is evident in many buildings, this is one and the government buildings is another. If you travel wisely and have someone in the City as your guide and contact Asmara is safe and very welcoming. It isn't really set up for tourists which is great. Observe respect but covering up completely is not required.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

this city is known to be called the second Roma. This city is worth visiting, and is the place where every tourist from around the world must visit. it has panaromatic features across all measures.

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Girona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

good place for relax, good example of architecture. I went on sunday during a mass, it was amazing. Very recommended.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

just passed by the Cathedral at night, did not get the chance to go in, but the building is impressive

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Thank Samir B. S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The Beauty of Asmara can't be explained 😍 it's amazing country filled of peace safety comparing to other African countries it's worth of visiting❤️❤️❤️

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Thank Abel Y
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Stunning and and very beautiful cathedral on Liberation Avenue, the main boulevard in the capital. At times, it can be crowded inside as well as on the steps outside. Well worth a stop as you stroll down Liberation Avenue.

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