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Good Friday is a special day!

We were lucky to be here on Ethiopian Good Friday, which really showed how embedded religion is in... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Kigali, Rwanda
Do not miss the Church Museum

We arrive on Palm Sunday with large number of pilgrims who walked to get here for days showing how... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
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Axum, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

A new church which really only appeals because of it modernity. It will never pass the test of time. The highlight was a picture of the relocation of the Arc of the Covenant from Judea.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David K D
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

At the entrance of the church we payed 200 birr, locals 20 birr, to visit the museum behind the church.(steps down)U have to leave ur bags and belongings in a locker before entering. I found it interesting to see. Golden and silver crowns, clothes etc....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sonjas300
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The church itself is very modest but the windows are beautiful. And the priests show you ancient writings of the bible. Queen Elisabeth II inaugurated the church back in the 60s.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jodok I
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We were lucky to be here on Ethiopian Good Friday, which really showed how embedded religion is in the daily ones of Ethiopians. There are actually two churches adjacent to each other. One is for men only, So I wasn't allowed in. The newer church...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Built in order to great the woman because they are forbidden on the old Monastery near by , these church is 50 s style , you need a guid and you ll meet a priest who ll show you an antique book and ll pray...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ksarman
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We arrive on Palm Sunday with large number of pilgrims who walked to get here for days showing how important the place is to the Ethiopia orthodox Christians. It is a new church right next to the ancient sites with the chapel of the ark....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Thorsbolt
Reviewed 19 January 2018

If you go during the holidays, this is a crazy cool site to see! Tons of pilgrims traveling for months to get here seeing all the classic christian images, but with Amharic, wow, really cool!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ilovecorndogs
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is a difficult review to write as this is clearly a modern building (in a land of very impressive stone churches) and as such I found the architecture a little less impressive than others seem to. However, it's certainly worth a look in the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jay3449
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We saw the inside of the church and a service where there was chanting and music, we had one priest read to us in Geez from the Bible which was written on vellum

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Dr Raymond D
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Why are Christian places so expensive in Ethiopia? 50 Birr to see the stalae etc and 200 for the church ? It's definitely not worth it if you are a female as you can't gain access to the monastery which is actually the best part...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank James H
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15 December 2017|
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Response from martham869 | Reviewed this property |
Timket is celebrated colourfully every where in Ethiopia.But people mostly go to Gonder to celebrate Timket at Fassil castle.