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Medhane Alem Cathedral

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Meskel

Great Place, just be west of beggars on your way some, mind you some not all are on thier toes to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SiddharthaG82
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Largest Orthodox Church

The Medhane Alem Cathedral is the largest Ethiopian Orthodox church in Addis Ababa(and Africa) and... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
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Cameroon Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Place, just be west of beggars on your way some, mind you some not all are on thier toes to rob you.

Thank SiddharthaG82
Reviewed 19 May 2018

It is an impressive, breath-taking masterpiece of church architecture and a ‘must to see' when visiting Addis Ababa. The Medhane Alem Cathedral is according to the history the second biggest of its kind on the Africa continent, the largest being apparently the “Basilique Notre-Dame de...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The Medhane Alem Cathedral is the largest Ethiopian Orthodox church in Addis Ababa(and Africa) and the second largest church in Africa. It is situated in Bole in the heart of the shopping area. It is a huge complex with a primary school on its premises....More

Thank hoosainnarker
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a very special, very beautiful church, it's absolutely stunning. The paintings inside are astonishing and the stations of the cross on the outside are beautiful. A couple of warnings, there are a lot of beggars and husslers outside the church and a friend...More

1  Thank Marcus G
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Quite a claim in the name of the church: not just savior of the believers, but of the whole world. It is quite a modern building with a main hall like in Christian churches elsewhere in the world. The structure is not tall. Just two...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 21 February 2018

If you are into churches than dont miss this ...the architecture, colors and of course if you are history buff like me than you have to visit this place. Medhane Alem Cathedral, whose name means “Saviour of the World”, is an Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo cathedral...More

Thank StaunchT
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Often busy with worshippers spending time within the walls beautiful religious mosaics on the church eternal walls. Services held in the open air around 6pm in the evening

Thank Virginia B
Reviewed 28 January 2018

The cathedral is interesting from the outside. I decided against going inside when I was stopped and asked to pay 100 BIRR to take my camera inside.

Thank lakshmi2018
Reviewed 26 January 2018

“Medhane Alem Orthodox cathedral(Saviour of the World)” situated in Bole Medhanealam is the second largest church in the continent of Africa.The Church is magnificient with its large domes with the church building painted in white and yellow.Beautiful gardens form the bounday of this palatial cxhurch...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Nice modern church with an interesting garden and welcoming large grounds. On the outside you find restaurants and shops.

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