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Address: Aratkilo area | Addis, Addis Ababa 123, Ethiopia
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If you only visit one church in Addis, make it this one

The Cathedral has much historical significance and is the final resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife. Sort of a must-see while in Addis.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love it. Glory to God.im blessed to be there. I love the design.it change me to the core. Remind me the price that my lord paid.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice place to visit in Addis Ababa, the Cathedrale is not Grand but the surrounding is peaceful. Interesting spots in the cathedral are the resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie and Empress Menen Asfaw. You can also have a close look at the thrones they were sitting and praying. Behind the cathedral is the small Haile Selassie museum, it... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral has much historical significance and is the final resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife. Sort of a must-see while in Addis.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Holy Trinity Cathedral on our first day in Addis Abeba and it is a very interesting church both architectural and historical. It is the resting place for former Emperor Haile Selassie and his queen. I think it is a must to visit this cathedral when you are in Addis!

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Thank Connyswede
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our very first point of call during our tour of Ethiopia. Unfortunately it ended on a bad note. Visit to the churches require removing your shoes. When we finished, my son forgot our HP Android Tablet where he was lacing up his shoes. By the time we noticed. The tab was gone forever. That was the end of... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would recommend to visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral when in Addis - however, its best done with a guide, who can explain and add to the histoically very interesting context. The cathedral is not extremely impressive from the outsiden, but the church windows and paintings are remarkable. Remember to take off your shoes and preferably cover your hair (women).

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church which is a final resting place of Haile Sellasie. Its worth going. The architecture and history is amazing. Do not forget to donate and leave some pennies

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 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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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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Reviewed 28 February 2017

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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