Built in 1896 to commemorate Ethiopia's victory over the Italians. The cathedral is a circular building that does not look very impressive when you approach it. The Cathedral houses a small museum and close to it you will likely meet one of the archdeacons of the Cathedral. If he offers to be a guide, take his offer and visit the Cathedral with him. The interior is beautifully decorated with huge paintings and mosaics, and will make the trip worthwhile. It is worth visiting the museum with a guide as well to see ceremonial clothes and ancient manuscripts.
Piazza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
St George's Cathedral and Nearby Attractions on Map
Anwar Mosque(1.2 km)
In the Mercato district, which happens to be the largest market in Africa.
Ethiopian National Museum(1.1 km)
Although the museum is unknown to most, the Ethiopian National Museum is a world-class museum; truly a hidden gem! The most famous exhibit is the replica of Lucy, an early hominid, but the museum offers much more.
Addis Ababa Holy Trinity Cathedral(1.8 km)
It was once the largest Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral.
Netsa Art Village(2.9 km)
Authentic and interesting art in a beautiful park across from the French Embassy.
Menelik Palace(2.3 km)
It remains the official seat of government.
National Palace(2.5 km)
Formerly known as the Jubilee Palace built to mark Emperor Haile Selassie's Silver Jubilee in 1955, it is the residence of the President of Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Ethnological Museum(1.3 km)
A fascinating museum with exhibits relating to the history and culture of Ethiopia.
Parliament Building(1.6 km)
Built during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, with its clock tower, it continues to serve as the seat of Parliament today.
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