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Photos of castles, palaces, fortresses, temples, cathedrals, monasteries - Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a country with a rich history on the African continent, one of the first Christian countries and the oldest state in the world. In no other place on the planet can it be so abruptly transported into the past as on this earth of contrasts, surprises and distant wild places where the descendants of the oldest civilization of the planet, preserving ancient traditions, live that open a window into the true world of the Old Testament.

Cathedral Bole Medane Aleem

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 21st Century Cathedral

The Bole Medan Cathedral with Aleem is the new largest temple of Adis Ababa, which in size surpassed even the largest shrine of the Ethiopians.

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 20th Century Cathedral

Holy Trinity Cathedral was built to commemorate the liberation of Ethiopia from Italian occupation. This is the second most important place of worship of the country after the temple of St. Mary in Axum.

St. George's Cathedral

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 19th Century Cathedral

St. George's Cathedral in Addis Ababa is a small Orthodox church, characterized by its octagonal shape.

Church of St. Mary of Zion

Ethiopia, Axum, 17th century temple

The most sacred temple of Ethiopia - the Church of St. Mary of Zion in Axum - for centuries served as a traditional coronation site for Ethiopian emperors.

Fasil-Goebby Fortress

Ethiopia, Gondar, 17th century fortress

The complex of castles, palaces and temples behind the 900-meter high walls has unique architecture, thanks to which it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Debre Damo Monastery

Ethiopia, Debre Damo, VI century monastery

The ancient monastery, located on a cliff, is known for its collection of manuscripts and the oldest of the existing temples of Ethiopia, which has been preserved in its original form.

Temples of Lalibela

Ethiopia, Lalibela, XII century Temple

Lalibela is known throughout the world as a city of priests and stone-carved churches. A small town isolated from the modern world in a hilly area is famous for 13 temples carved from solid stone underground.

Castle of Emperor Johannes

Ethiopia, Mekele, 19th century castle

The well-preserved royal palace with high battlements is now a historical museum where imperial attributes of the 19th century are stored.


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