St George Cathedral was founded by the great Emperor Menelik to
commemorate his 1896 victory over the invading Italian army. The
outer walls of the building are covered in wonderful artwork and
mosaics, including work by Afewerk Tekle. Inside beautiful stained
glass windows enhance the sacred atmosphere. Luminaries such as
Haile Selassie and Empress Menen are buried here. Attend a service
(enquire for times) to experience the wonderful singing and
prayerful chanting so typical of Coptic Christianity.
Address: Fitawrari Gebeyehu St, Piazza Opening Time: 8am to 9am and 12pm to 2pm
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