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Debre Berhan Selassie Church

Gondar, Ethiopia, Gonder, Ethiopia
+251 91 815 6611
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The ceiling!

The ceiling and paintings in this church are breath taking. You might almost miss stopping in here... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sallybingham2018
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Cape Town, South Africa
A sanctuary

This is a must see. Spend the time with a guide to find out more about this amazing church. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheTrailingSpouse
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Gondar, Ethiopia, Gonder, Ethiopia
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+251 91 815 6611
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"wall paintings"
in 10 reviews
"amazing paintings"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful ceiling"
in 3 reviews
"biblical stories"
in 5 reviews
"separate entrance"
in 2 reviews
"remained untouched"
in 2 reviews
"men and women"
in 2 reviews
"ethiopian orthodox"
in 6 reviews
"walls are covered"
in 2 reviews
"every direction"
in 2 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
in 5 reviews
"old trees"
in 2 reviews
"royal enclosure"
in 4 reviews
"fasil ghebbi"
in 3 reviews
"northern ethiopia"
in 2 reviews
"great guide"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The ceiling and paintings in this church are breath taking. You might almost miss stopping in here, but don't!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see. Spend the time with a guide to find out more about this amazing church. The grounds around are a haven for wildlife as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful church in a great setting. The paintings inside are very good and the ceiling is exceptional. While not large, it is well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Gonder there still have only 4 church’s , in the past it was around 40, the others were destroyed furring the Soudan war This one is really well preserved and restaurés, the paints inside dated from 17 th, the garden around is so beautiful...More

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning paintings in this church. The "angel ceiling" is lovely wth their sweet Abyssinian faces, and on the walls scenes from nativity, the Passion if Christ and Saint George. The church is still in use. there are separate entrances for men and women (ladies,...More

Thank Ilse020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous, even though it was the second time we visited. We were made to feel very welcome by local people who were praying. Ladies don’t forget to take a scarf to cover your head.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Remarkable church! A beautiful ceiling! Each face is different. A definite must when visiting Gondar.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The ceiling is lined with big eyed angels watching you. The walls are covered with biblical stories. It is critical to have a knowledgeable guide to fully appreciate all that you see. Don't miss the area outside the church, the old trees are loaded with...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

located in a very nice and quiet place, a few kilometers in the city. the paintings are unique and beautiful,

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Debre Birhan Selassie Church was built in the XVth Century by the Emperor Eyasu II known as Birhan Seged. The church was named after emperor nick name as Mountain of light. Being so old was constructed in rectangular form as Arch of Noe not as...More

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