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I didnt imaging such beautiful structure were there in Asmara. This was also maintained quite well... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
vivek772015
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New Delhi, India
Beautiful Historical Landmark.

This Cathedral is very old and was built by the Italians when Eritrea was a colony. The exterior... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Stuart M
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With a bell tower that reaches high into the sky, the Cathedral of Asmara is a sterling piece of Lombard-Romanesque architecture and a useful bearing point for lost travelers.
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Definitely not a standout religious building. I feel a lot of Cathedrals makes it to the top of TA rankings just because of their status... This Cathedral is located on the main street and you are boun to walk by it, so definitely check it...More

Thank mahme
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I didnt imaging such beautiful structure were there in Asmara. This was also maintained quite well. All I can say very nice

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Mostly christians in Eritrea. This church gives the congregation a beautiful place to worship. Bulit by the Italian. Well maintained by the locals. A prominent building in the capital. Easy to locate.

Thank Dag W
Reviewed 8 September 2017

probably the most impressive of all buildings of size in Asmara, This old church is from the Italian era.

1  Thank michael c
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Holy Cow, this place takes up 1/2 a block of the city's prime real estate and makes a bunch of noise to boot. Also the busiest bus stop on the boulevard. Other than that, a place to see poor people looking for hope.

1  Thank Cineasta
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This Cathedral is very old and was built by the Italians when Eritrea was a colony. The exterior and interior are both very beautiful. I used to go to church here often and the priests are very friendly and kind people. My parents ate dinner...More

3  Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 26 December 2016

One of the many art deco, Cathedral of Asmara is very nice from outside and inside. I am not an architect but the details inside the prayer of the cathedral are amazing. And if you will rest on the many stairs of the cathedral (facing...More

1  Thank KidaneS1
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The only place in Asmara where you can attend a Roman Catholic mass in Roman liturgy, in Italian. Typical atmosphere of an Italian church.

1  Thank MarcoLocatidaSegrate
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The Beauty of Asmara can't be explained 😍 it's amazing country filled of peace safety comparing to other African countries it's worth of visiting❤️❤️❤️

1  Thank Abel Y
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The Italian influence from the occupation is evident in many buildings, this is one and the government buildings is another. If you travel wisely and have someone in the City as your guide and contact Asmara is safe and very welcoming. It isn't really set...More

1  Thank treemad
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