Ura Kidane Mihret, Amhara Region

Visit Ura Kidane Mihret, commonly referred to as one of the most beautiful churches on Ethiopia's largest lake. Originally built in the 14th century, before being reconstructed in the 16th, the holy place rests in a glade surrounded by lush vegetation. Step inside the Ethiopian-Orthodox convent to find numerous murals painted between 100 and 250 years ago. Keep an eye out for pieces by famous artist Alaqa Endige, which were painted during the reign of Emperor Menelik II, and are considered the attraction's most significant works. Make your way back outside and see the church's treasury located next door; it houses crowns and robes belonging to the country's previous emperors. For Ura Kidane Mihret and beyond, use our Amhara Region trip itinerary maker website to get the most from your Amhara Region vacation.
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  • 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, chu...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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