Bole Medhane Alem Cathedral

Bole Medhane Alem Cathedral, Addis Ababa

Bole Medhane Alem Cathedral

Bole Medhane Alem Cathedral
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Bereket H
Awasa, Ethiopia60 contributions
Oct. 2020
Its compound and the way people behave therein add great relaxing environment where you prefer to attune your attention to spiritual affairs.
Written 22 May 2021
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Elliott T
Mississauga, Canada31 contributions
Jan. 2020
I was staying at the trinity hotel and walked over to this church and loved it. took my shoes off and hat and was blown away by the paintings of the ceiling. I mean nowhere have I seen a painting of God being black. I was taken aback that a christian church had an image of God as a black man. Then I thought Im in Africa so why not!
Written 15 February 2020
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Tebebtheexplorer
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia7 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Solo
The space and location is amazing, it's one of the cleanest place in Addis, the compound is so pleasing it won't let go, it is best example of Ethiopian Orthodox Church made from heart and art. I recommend to every forigner who is looking for arctecture of old ethiopian Cathedral.
Written 24 January 2020
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DJM1945
Montrose, UK1,800 contributions
Jan. 2020
This is an amazing building and is well worth visiting. The outside of the building is superb as it is beautifully designed and is in large site so even the walk round leads to many pictures being taken. The time visited meant I was unable to go inside but I will be back next time I am in the city.
Written 22 January 2020
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Tewodros Mesfin
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia46 contributions
Jul. 2019
Although the architectural design is state- of- the- art beautiful this place has much more than a beautiful building. The peaceful atmosphere in the compound gives calmness to the spirit.
Written 23 December 2019
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Albertgerber
Johannesburg, South Africa723 contributions
Oct. 2019
Awe inspiring building with great photo opportunities. Pity I could not see it inside. Even though the building was closed there was still an opportunity to see visitors worshiping outside the building. Make the effort to see the building from all angles.
Written 23 October 2019
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Lorenza J
65 contributions
Jun. 2019
The cathedral is amazingly breath taking, especially for people into site and sounds. The serenity and piety that surrounds the place is both visible and intrinsic that you cant help but be refreshed, especially if spirituality is your thing.
Written 9 October 2019
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1,194 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
we were asked to take of shoes when we wanted to go in because the floor was coated with carpet, so it was weird since usually we do not see carpets in the churches and the way of their worship i think is mixed with islamic culture.
any way, the prayers were very kind and peaceful and the church is massive in size and master in art.
Written 2 August 2019
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Ralph D
Calgary, Canada288 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Friends
This wonderful church is located right in the heart of Addis. Close to the airport and major attractions it is easy to get to and stands out in the crowd.
Written 18 February 2019
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tripplanner001
Northwest Territories166 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Friends
It is a wonderful experience to go inside this cathedral but make sure you are properly clothe with some white veil to cover your head. The people going to this church are very serious and as soon as you go inside the church , men goes on the left side and women on the right side. Not much difference compared to a catholic church. But you could see how religious the people are. Don't forget to remove your footwear at the door.
Written 16 January 2019
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