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Debre Berhan Selassie Church

Gondar, Ethiopia, Gonder, Ethiopia
+251 91 815 6611
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Angels on the ceiling

I visited upon the recommendation of the tuktuk driver. i had not heard of this church. When we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CCC_wanderlust
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Alexandria, Virginia
The ceiling!

The ceiling and paintings in this church are breath taking. You might almost miss stopping in here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sallybingham2018
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Gondar, Ethiopia, Gonder, Ethiopia
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+251 91 815 6611
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"amazing paintings"
in 6 reviews
"wall paintings"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful ceiling"
in 3 reviews
"biblical stories"
in 5 reviews
"men and women"
in 3 reviews
"separate entrance"
in 2 reviews
"remained untouched"
in 2 reviews
"ethiopian orthodox"
in 6 reviews
"walls are covered"
in 2 reviews
"every direction"
in 2 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
in 5 reviews
"old trees"
in 2 reviews
"royal enclosure"
in 4 reviews
"fasil ghebbi"
in 3 reviews
"northern ethiopia"
in 2 reviews
"great guide"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited upon the recommendation of the tuktuk driver. i had not heard of this church. When we arrived, it looked closed, but the "office" somehow found someone to open the church for us and show us in and point out some interesting paintings. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ceiling and paintings in this church are breath taking. You might almost miss stopping in here, but don't!

Thank sallybingham2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a must see. Spend the time with a guide to find out more about this amazing church. The grounds around are a haven for wildlife as well.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a beautiful church in a great setting. The paintings inside are very good and the ceiling is exceptional. While not large, it is well worth the visit.

Thank jaral1202158
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

In Gonder there still have only 4 church’s , in the past it was around 40, the others were destroyed furring the Soudan war This one is really well preserved and restaurés, the paints inside dated from 17 th, the garden around is so beautiful...More

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Absolutely stunning paintings in this church. The "angel ceiling" is lovely wth their sweet Abyssinian faces, and on the walls scenes from nativity, the Passion if Christ and Saint George. The church is still in use. there are separate entrances for men and women (ladies,...More

Thank Ilse020
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Fabulous, even though it was the second time we visited. We were made to feel very welcome by local people who were praying. Ladies don’t forget to take a scarf to cover your head.

Thank Gerri58
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Remarkable church! A beautiful ceiling! Each face is different. A definite must when visiting Gondar.

Thank Zvishahar51
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The ceiling is lined with big eyed angels watching you. The walls are covered with biblical stories. It is critical to have a knowledgeable guide to fully appreciate all that you see. Don't miss the area outside the church, the old trees are loaded with...More

Thank Dave_Sherri
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

located in a very nice and quiet place, a few kilometers in the city. the paintings are unique and beautiful,

Thank martingomez2014
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