Ura Kidane Mihret
Ura Kidane Mihret
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snowythepyro
London, UK473 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
After a walk across the peninsula, we reached Ura Kidane Mihret. The murals being set into the wall is unusual, we didn't see these anywhere else. A very special place.
Written 30 October 2020
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Minstrel115
Victoria, Canada387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Took a boat trip on Lake Tana and visited this church on Zege Peninsula. Walked through the line of vendors from ura port (the boat landing) about 15 minutes to reach this convent complex. Founded in the 14th century, this church is dated in the 16th century. The interior was decorated with brightly coloured murals. The faithful are painted with 2 eyes, while the unfaithful are painted with only one eye. The nearby treasury (museum) has some display of robes and old bibles. Cover the head with the scarf for ladies and long pants for gents, just to show them respect.
Written 16 March 2020
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Catriona_Brook
Leeds, UK122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Very choppy hour long boat ride from Bahir Dar by boat across Lake Tana. On arrival at the peninsula, you work through a lot of souvenir stalls. Our guide around the monastery was very informative. My mother got very travel sick on the boat so we went to use the toilets; very basic, just a stone hole in the ground! Ura Kidane Mihret itself was very beautiful and a nice p[lace to take pictures of, fun boat journey and tour and an interesting excursion!
Written 7 December 2019
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
We visited the monastery and the closed by museum. Wonderful round church with all drawings on the walls. Three apartments or layers in this church and all others as well. Chanting area, holy area and the the holy of holy for the priests only. Drums and sticks used for standing for long. Two huge rocks for calling people near the entrance. 7 ostrich eggs at the top of the roof. The museum is nice and simple. Great visit while boating in Lake Tana.
Written 25 November 2019
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Junas F
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
when visiting lake tane, this monastery has to be the main priority. amazing paintings inside. located in zege peninsula together with azwa maryam monastery (also recommended to visit)
Written 29 September 2019
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Peter
Antwerp, Belgium8,201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Churches in Ethiopia are like cathedrals in Europe, every single one of them tells a different story. The ferry ride and the muddy walk give the experience another dimension. The hawkers alongside the road to the church are not aggressive, with a possible exception.
Written 6 September 2019
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Annika J
Stockholm, Sweden112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Business
I have seen quite a few churches in Ethiopia and this is outstanding, with marvellous paintings. Do not miss the basalt church bells at the gate.
The museum contains a selection of very old books, church umbrellas and gowns, a bit like other museums of its kind.
We took a boat tour to the peninsula. Along the track to the museum quite a few of the locals sell their products, sometimes also showing how they produce the handicraft. It is a bit touristy, of course, but in a nice way, and shopping there seemed like a way of getting a few nice things and making tourists contribute to the society.
Written 29 January 2019
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jsayswhat
San Francisco, CA9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
You are taken past a bunch of craft shops with aggressive salespeople and the same overpriced goods to get to the monastery. The monastery itself was interesting enough but I wouldn’t consider it one of the more significant places to visit in Ethiopia. If you have limited time it’s probably worth prioritizing other spots over this one.
Written 31 December 2018
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,063 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Nicely coloured/painted church that is about 0.5km from the docking point for the boats. Walk is uphill but not steep. Ground is rocky and uneven in parts and path is lined by souvenir stalls selling paintings, jewellery and crosses.
The museum/ treasury building is underwhelming- poorly displayed robes, crowns and religious artworks. Signage is lacking. Room was full of smoke from incense some found it hard to breathe well in there.
The church is lovely- looks like a round chook house from outside but inside is lovely. painted floor to ceiling showing bible stories from the old and new testaments. First time I have ever seen images of Mary breast feeding baby Jesus! It's very pretty. Having a guide to explain was really worthwhile too.
Written 29 December 2018
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,845 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We arranged with Solomon of Ethio Target Tours (Bahir Dar Hotel), for a spotlessly clean launch for the 1 hour cruise to Zege Peninsula. Arriving at Ura Port, we nestled in beside several other launches and the large daily ferry that was embarking a crowded dock of goods-laden locals.
We passed the guide station, opting to hike alone up the ~1 km shaded trail (~.45km as the crow flies) of hardened dirt mixed with steeper rocky sections, all the while passing scores of tended souvenir stands. Finally we reached a group of circular buildings and one marked 'ticket office'. After paying 150 Etb each, we walked up the walled pathway, took our shoes and hats off on the steps and went through the 2 door entry, with the main 2+ story monastery just ahead. We spent the next 30 minutes walking inside the double circular enclosures admiring and photographing the spectacular murals that covered the most interior corridor.
We used the clean outdoor toilets, before descending the trail back to our awaiting boat. On the return, we passed 2 islands with protruding monasteries, numerous fishermen on papyrus reed 'tanquas', and countless Great white pelicans, making this a lovely 4 hour ($30) outing that others extend to multiple monastery visits and even searching for hippos.
Written 13 October 2018
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