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Large, airy and round, built by Haile Selassie, this is quite the opposite to small, rock hewn churches of antiquity. Spend a little time here for quiet reflection. Speak to the priests who are always about, and who are always so helpful.
Although it is dark and difficult to see all of the items in the museum, there are some beautiful and interesting artifacts! I enjoyed seeing the clothing from previous emperors. The church itself felt very modern.
The new church is spacious and colorful. The priest will happily show you the parchment book from 15th century and demonstrate how they play the drums.
Explore the complex with the ancient church ruins, museum and allegedly the ark of the covenant which is guarded...More
The Church of St. Mary of Zion, built by Emperor Heile Selassie (Rastafari Mekonen) is an impressive monument.
The building stands out and will always remain as a tribute to the somewhat controversial Haile Selassie.
The architecture is visually pleasing and the interior is nicely...More
At the entrance
of the church we payed 200 birr, locals 20 birr, to visit the museum behind the church.(steps down)U have to leave ur bags and belongings in a locker before entering. I found it interesting to see. Golden and silver crowns, clothes etc....More