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probably the most impressive of all buildings of size in Asmara, This old church is from the... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
michael c
Stockholm, Sweden
Maria WIll Wake You Up Every Hour

Holy Cow, this place takes up 1/2 a block of the city's prime real estate and makes a bunch of... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
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Asmara, Eritrea
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

probably the most impressive of all buildings of size in Asmara, This old church is from the Italian era.

Thank michael c
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Holy Cow, this place takes up 1/2 a block of the city's prime real estate and makes a bunch of noise to boot. Also the busiest bus stop on the boulevard. Other than that, a place to see poor people looking for hope.

Thank Cineasta
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Kidane S
Reviewed 2 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.

Thank MarcoLocatidaSegrate
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❤️❤️❤️

Thank Abel Y
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...More

Thank treemad
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.

1  Thank wedichinam
Reviewed 14 June 2016

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

Thank agusticassa
Reviewed 9 June 2016

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

Thank Samir B. S
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