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  Debre Berhan Selassie Church
by sachara

Not only the famous ceiling of the Debre Berhan Selasssie Church makes it worth to visit the interior. At the walls you can also find beautiful and colourful paintings of almost all the Ethiopian saints and martyrs. For an explanation about the Ethiopian saints you can have a look at my Bahir Dar page.

The ceiling and the wall paintings are made by the same artist, Haile Meskel. You can also find a portrait of Emperor Iyasus, the founder of this church. And look out for an image of the prophet Mohammed on a camel being led by a devil and the depiction of hell, looking like the paintings of Jeroen Bosch.

Opening hours: daily 5am - 6pm
Admission: 15 Birr

Directions: 2 km northeast of the citycentre and the Royal Enclosure in Gonder

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 2, 2004
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