Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

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Dan Lear
Ghent, Belgium128 contributions
Dec 2019
well preserved ancient church of the Aksumite empire. All the relics of Aksum really speak of advanced nature of the civilization and make you wonder what it must have been like back then
Written 26 November 2020
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snowythepyro
London, UK0 contributions
Nov 2019
In contrast to the ancient (and ancient-looking) churches of elsewhere in Ethiopia, this is a modern beauty. Bright, airy and still with colourful murals, this is a relatively huge space for worship.
Written 30 October 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
No doubt the exterior of the church looks pretty but it is pretty bare inside the church. And headscarf is needed for the church.
Written 22 October 2020
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Kim B
New York City, NY207 contributions
Mar 2020
The church that is open to the public is a cavernous space of no interest. The local deacons seems to want a tip for showing you the illuminated manuscript - new, and we'd already seen dozens. The real action here is the monastery, which is closed to visitors, especially women.
Written 24 March 2020
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Robert S
Westbury, NY885 contributions
Jan 2020
The Church is architecturally exotic to the Western eye and quite beautiful. The inside is lovely with many lovely tapestries. The church is short walking distance from the Stelae field, a very old monastery and the building holding (according to Ethiopian belief) the Ark of the Covenant. It is well worth a visit
Written 15 March 2020
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SaigonDoug
Casablanca, Morocco370 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Many tapestries on the walls telling stories of the Bible, very colorful. A very large space, like all churches you remove your shoes to enter. A very popular tourist and prayer site.
Written 4 March 2020
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Nicole B
Basel, Switzerland83 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Lovely church, as most are. We saw no need to pay the entrance fee to go in. The best part was people-watching in the courtyard. Beware: the guides hang here. If you want to hire one, this is the place; if not, you will get harassed.
Written 26 December 2019
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chewat
Robertson571 contributions
Oct 2019
It is quite nice from the outside. Another monument built by Haile Selassie to honour himself. It leaks badly and is undergoing repairs which were due to be finished........sometime, like a lot of things in Ethiopia
Written 4 December 2019
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,378 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion is said to have existed in some form on this spot since around the 4th century CE. As the story goes, the Ark was brought to Ethiopia, by the son of the Queen of Sheba, and placed in the church where it has stayed ever since. The structures of the church have been destroyed and rebuilt a number of times over the years. The current domed church building was built in the 1950s by Emperor Haile Selassie.
Written 26 November 2019
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pbhPlymouth
plymouth1,059 contributions
Nov 2019
A modern church close to the more "ancient " churches one allegedly houses "The ark of the Covanant "
The interior is quite colourful with the usual nieve Christian paintings. Many faithful worshippers both inside and outside the building with continuous sermon being loudly broadcast to the area.
Written 25 November 2019
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