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North Shewa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed walking in the church grounds and hearing the sounds of the faithful worshipping. There are several interesting building to look at. The museum was sadly very tacky though.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GarethKZN
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bisrat T
Reviewed 27 August 2018

You will enjoy the cold Entoto Breeze on your cheeks at 3000 meters above Sea level 200 years old church with a mini museum and a lot of historical narrations by the museum guides.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Yared M
Reviewed 26 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Ralph F
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank JKaninda07
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Martin Z
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ilse020
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank PhotographVagabond
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robert937
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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