We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. George's Cathedral

Piazza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 94 063 7476
Review Highlights
Orthodox Cathedral which is just orthodox

The well known Orthodox Cathedral is a holy centre for the many believers of the Country. It is... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Eric L
This is the coronation cathedral

It is very interesting to pay a visit to the coronation place of Emperor Haile Selassie and his... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Read all 195 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Piazza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 94 063 7476
Write a Review
Reviews (195)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 19 April 2017

The well known Orthodox Cathedral is a holy centre for the many believers of the Country. It is well used and a funeral possession was ongoing when we were there. However, the Cathedral itself is rather unremarkable despite its rather than average size relative to...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It is very interesting to pay a visit to the coronation place of Emperor Haile Selassie and his predecessor Empress Zewditu. It is also an interesting architectural building. It is well worth seeing.

Thank Connyswede
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As a church goer from Europe where congregation sizes are diminishing, it was refreshing--indeed inspiring--to see a cathedral that accommodates 3,500 people and is obviously much loved and cared for by its congregation.

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is just down the road from Sarem International Hotel and is a quiet tranquil place to go 200 Birr to visit the museum if you wish - you could use one of the minivans at a lower cost of 2 birrs - Ethiopia is...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Our guide had a beautiful singing voice which he was often keen to demonstrate to us to the accompaniment of a drum or singing stick. The building is a strange mix, circular in shape with areas for women and men, evidently copying the style of...More

1  Thank therapina
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This cathedral is worth a short stop. It has some beautiful stained glass and several lovely paintings. There are also two sarcophagus were supposedly the Emperor Haile Selassie rests.

Thank trvlbufElmhurst
Reviewed 15 February 2017

For me as a follower of Ethiopian Orthodox church i love to go to St.George's Cathedral to pray.....

Thank 24lila
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a tour with the Archdeacon - means you get to go into the church as well as the museum. Very interesting history and lovely mosaics. Museum has great ecclesiastical robes and crosses. Well worth a visit.

Thank supertraveltracy
Reviewed 21 January 2017

In the heart of Addis. Has some historical elements to it. Worth a visit only if you have the time. A glimpse into the rituals and practices if you go during the many festivals Ethiopians celebrate

Thank dhananjayaa
Reviewed 27 December 2016

A grand Church,extremely well maintained.One feels to bow down in front of the impressive Statue of Christ.Ancient paintings and eye-catching windows.

Thank bhramanparyatan
Nearby Restaurants
595 reviews
.69 km away
Lucy Lounge & Restaurant
290 reviews
1.23 km away
Five Loaves
51 reviews
.84 km away
Castelli Restaurant
351 reviews
.54 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ethnological Museum
367 reviews
1.33 km away
National Museum
1,053 reviews
1.20 km away
Tiglachin Memorial
49 reviews
1.44 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. George's Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines