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If you want to go to Entoto Maryam church, go alone at a time when there is no church service. The silence and scenery make the church special. Entoto Maryam is found in the middle of a dense forest that oversees Addis from top. The...More
This was the fiest thing we did when we arrived to Addis Ababa but after we paid the entrance of 200 Birr ( which is a lot in local standards) we discovered that we cannot enter the church during the service. so we had to...More
Perched on Addis Ababa's highest tip, Mount Entoto (which I would hike every saturday morning with members of our 'hiking club') is this beautiful old church. It is located in a concession containing a small but interesting museum, where you can admire some of the...More
The visit of Entoto hill with its historic churches, chapels museum and, Emperor Menelik palace as well as the monastery is still a must when in Addis. Having visited the location and the Maryam Church about six years ago, its sad to see the lack...More
Saint Mary's (Maryam) Church is where Menelik II was crowned emperor of Ethiopia in 1889. He relocated the capital of the country to Addis Ababa. The church also offers a small museum, which is a bit more interesting than the church itself.
Before entering the compound there is a museum and a guide to tell you all about the artifacts within. Apparently the casual visitor is not encouraged in this church so we ventured further onto the grounds to see the rather modest palace and grounds. Without...More
The church is of traditional circular design. Founded during Menelik's times in the 1880s, the present structure looks quite modern. Dedicated to Mary and her child it is particularly popular among Ethiopian women.
Attractive is the setting of the church on a hilly ridge amidst...More
Maryam Church(St Mary's Church) is situated on the peak of Mt Entoto at an altitude of 3200 meters..The normal Ethiopian Orthodox Church mass was in progress with the head priest preaching the sermon over a loudspeaker that could be heard outside the church .The Church...More
The entrance is for 200 bir per person At first you visit the museum where outfits , books, war tools and other belongings of Ethiopian royals are displayed, Then you cross by Entoto Mrayam's Cathedral/church (you don't get to go inside , but the sight...More