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Arada Giyorgis, Addis Ababa

3.3
#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Addis Ababa
Admire Belle Epoque architecture at Arada Giyorgis, an octagonal Orthodox cathedral. Built by Italian prisoners in 1896, the cathedral features a relic of St. George which was carried to the battle site. Numerous colorful paintings and mosaics adorn the interior, which served as the coronation site of Emperor Selassie in 1930. A small museum next to the church exhibits diverse regalia such as crowns, crosses, scrolls, and coronation robes. You can take a tour of the museum, which also includes a tour of the cathedral. Put Arada Giyorgis on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Addis Ababa trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • There is a fee of 200 Birr per person. Beware not to take pictures before you pay the fees or you will be fined or asked to delete the pictures. You enter the gate of the church and you thought you wo...  more »
  • The Cathedral sits in a nice parklike area and the environment is quiet and peaceful. This is not a large Cathedral and it is quite different from others as it is circular in design. Soemof the murals...  more »
  • Definitely worth going to. An impressive octagonal building that you should walk around. Observe the behaviour of the people who have come to visit it. Alas, I did not have time to see the interior, w...  more »
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