Cattedrale di Asmara, Asmara

4.3
Must see · Architectural Building · Religious Site
Admire the complex Romanesque and Gothic facade of Cattedrale di Asmara. Built in 1922 by the Italian colonial government, this brick and stone edifice features a 52 m (170 ft) belfry clock tower and a number of ornate pinnacles. Step inside to see the ornately decorated interior with arches and chandeliers, and the play of light coming from round side-windows and the main cupola. The building serves as the seat of the Eritrean Archeparchy of Asmara. PutCattedrale di Asmara into our Asmara trip itinerary builder site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • One of Asmara’s finest architectural buildings from the 1930’s, sitting over a large area, with exquisite frescoes and prominent tower that can be seen from any part of the city. It is one of the...  more »
  • perhaps the most recognizable structure in Asmara...more impressive outside than in. On the day i was there they had no admission fee (it was a Sunday)  more »
  • Nice building, easy walkable to on clean and well paved walkway. The tower was unfortunately closed, but it seems there is a good view on the town. In the court is a Kindergarten.  more »

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