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Debre Birhan Selassie Church
Debre Birhan Selassie Church

Debre Birhan Selassie Church

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Sights and Museums, Church
Ranked #5 in Gondar things to do
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Debre Birhan Selassie Church, Gondar, Ethiopia
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Falls Church

This small church is said to have survived invading Sudanese armies at the end of the 1800s because of a mass of bees congregated in the church complex. The interior frescoes are amazingly well preserved and primarily depict the struggles of early Christians. There is a small entry fee (about 100 Birr). It is also worth it to hire a guide or one of the priests for a tour (note: men and women enter the church via different entrance and must remove shoes).

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The external facade of this church is quite simple but the paintings on the inside are among the best we saw in Ethiopia. Truly stunning. The winged cherubs will immediately grab your attention but this is the one place where it really does make sense to have your guide walk you through some of the murals. Ask to see the mural of Mohammed.

Flash photography is prohibited and the low lighting makes it difficult to get good shots. If you really want photos, you might want to plan ahead and make sure you have the right equipment and a tripod.

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