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St George's Cathedral is an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is noted for its distinctive octagonal form. It is located at the northern end of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

St George's Cathedral is an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is noted for its distinctive octagonal form. It is located at the northern end of Churchill Road in the city

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just down the road from Sarem International Hotel and is a quiet tranquil place to go 200 Birr to visit the museum if you wish - you could use one of the minivans at a lower cost of 2 birrs - Ethiopia is a deeply religious country and this must be respected and you may be charged for... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide had a beautiful singing voice which he was often keen to demonstrate to us to the accompaniment of a drum or singing stick. The building is a strange mix, circular in shape with areas for women and men, evidently copying the style of those in Jerusalem. The holy of holies in the centre contains the tabot - the... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cathedral is worth a short stop. It has some beautiful stained glass and several lovely paintings. There are also two sarcophagus were supposedly the Emperor Haile Selassie rests.

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

For me as a follower of Ethiopian Orthodox church i love to go to St.George's Cathedral to pray.....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a tour with the Archdeacon - means you get to go into the church as well as the museum. Very interesting history and lovely mosaics. Museum has great ecclesiastical robes and crosses. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

In the heart of Addis. Has some historical elements to it. Worth a visit only if you have the time. A glimpse into the rituals and practices if you go during the many festivals Ethiopians celebrate

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

A grand Church,extremely well maintained.One feels to bow down in front of the impressive Statue of Christ.Ancient paintings and eye-catching windows.

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Herzliya, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A poor church , the cathedral of Addis Ababa. 120 years old . Believed to have in it the arc of covenants from Jerusalem. Pictures of queen Sheba and king Solomon. And also Heila Selasi. Attached a small museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I was in Ethiopia during the Bonfire Festival and I was able to enjoy the sites inside and outside the Cathedral while watching the Bonfire performers practice. This is a beautiful cathedral with its own unique style, with both similaries and contrasts to what you see in Europe. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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