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Arada Giyorgis, Addis Ababa

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Admire Belle Epoque architecture at Arada Giyorgis, an octagonal Orthodox cathedral. Built by Italian prisoners in 1896, the cathedral features a relic of St. George which was carried to the battle site. Numerous colorful paintings and mosaics adorn the interior, which served as the coronation site of Emperor Selassie in 1930. A small museum next to the church exhibits diverse regalia such as crowns, crosses, scrolls, and coronation robes. You can take a tour of the museum, which also includes a tour of the cathedral. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Arada Giyorgis by using our Addis Ababa trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • Behind the round about lies St George (St Giyorgis) church, a culture place to visit. As a woman it is recommended to shield your shoulders but is not a must (we did not havet to and it was ok...  more »
  • The Cathedral has an interesting architecture seen in a number of Ethiopian churches. My timing was not right to see the inside, but the place is obviously holy to the locals as I saw o number of...  more »

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