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Niger Street & Itega Menen | Saint Gabriel Cathedral, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Timing of your visit is important. Dont still be there when they start a service as they are likely to lock you in for the duration. The tombs are intersting and some of the paintings excellent

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David K D
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Ethiopia has an amazing history many cultures and monuments , this is but 1 of many , but an inportant one.

Date of experience: December 2017
Reviewed 16 May 2018

It is the sanctuary of Emperor Menelik II. (1844-1913) as well as his wife and daughters, and other Ethiopian dignitaries. Menelik II, emperor of Abyssinia from 1889-1910 is credited with the countries modernization, such as trains, electricity, telephone, and other successes. Menelik ll. is considered...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

It's a beautiful cathedral with very hospitable people who opened it up just for me. Is this Michelangelo real? In any case, it's a must visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Menelik figures into Ethiopian history in the church areas and this sort of tied it all together. He is part of the lore of this wonderful nation and it seemed to be a very well kept up place to honor him.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank alaskalodge
Reviewed 17 December 2017

The mausoleum of Menelick !! and other Royal family members is in the crypt of a fully functioning church in a hilltop overlookng Addis. It was a most enjoyable visit. The painting and decorations were excellent and the Church itself was a joy to behold....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Egpos
Reviewed 15 September 2017

this church is a delight to watch. this is very near to prime ministers residence or menelik palace. in this church also you can see tombs of ethiopian emporers.nice architecture

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ernakulamtraveller
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I visited the mausoleum and thought the Cathedral and Mausoleum were among the most attractive places to visit in the city. The grounds are especially pleasant and soothing in a very busy city. There is a lot of interesting wildlife there including tortoises which happily...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank DavidGunn1
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Very nice Mausoleum/Church. We were unable to go inside because it was right in the middle of a call to prayer. However, the building and surrounding areas are very nice to explore.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank ut_jd
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great interesting historical visit giving a great feeling of the culture and history of Ethiopia. Well worth visiting. Great views of Addis Ababa and good photo opportunity.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank williamg216
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