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Entoto Maryam Church

North Shewa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 96 914 1800
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“entoto hill” (12 reviews)
“old palace” (8 reviews)
“thatch roof” (2 reviews)
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North Shewa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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+251 96 914 1800
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"bright colors"
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"emperor menelik"
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"highest point"
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"explained everything"
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"ethiopian orthodox"
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"walk around"
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"entrance fee"
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"prayer"
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"addis"
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

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

1  Thank Martin Z
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

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.

Thank Ilse020
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

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

Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

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

Thank MumbaiRiders
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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

Thank areej z
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

You will need a vehicle to drive up the hill. There is an old church, museum and old palace at the top. Foreigners must pay ETB 200 per person. I felt it was pricey. That includes a visit to the museum

Thank May F
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The church is one of three sites on top of the mountain, which also includes a small history museum and the first palace. We didn’t step inside the church and the outside was beautiful and colorful, with lots of people paying homage and in prayer.

1  Thank loveDCA
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The bright colours of this octagonal church high on Entoto Hill immediately attract the eye. The prayerful reverence of very ordinary people put the idle chatter of tourists to shame. Only open during and immediately after Services, we were unable to view the reputedly beautiful...More

Thank Egpos
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

There are several different things to visit around the church. There is a tiny museum right next to the church. It has a few interesting things, like some Olympic medals. The information is not printed in English. The church was closed, so we couldn't go...More

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