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Place Menelik

Djibouti, Djibouti
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Djibouti
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This is the shady center of town, home to the tourist office and some other buildings.
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Beavercreek, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hotel is beautiful. I enjoyed every opportunity to visit. The pastries were wonderful, and the cafe was very night.

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Djibouti, Djibouti
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The centre of the city with lots of shops. Tourist information centre located here. Loads of Night clubs located in and around square with a vibrant night life on Thursday nights.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Menelik Square is the active center of Djibouti city. There are many shops in and around this square and bartering for goods is encouraged. Two favorite restaurants are Pizziola and La Chemier. La Chemier (not sure of spelling) is on the corner and the outdoor terrace is a nice place to sit, have some snacks, and just people watch. Prices... More

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Northport, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Place Menelik is a small square in the center of town. Very colonial in look and feel. Restaurants and shops in the several block vicinity. Djibouti has limited options; the square is ground zero for many of them. A couple good places to eat here but keep your expectations under control

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

it is a nice dining place. Staff is very good but it is a little expensive. Overall i like the place

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My original destination was Somaliland. I spent 10 wonderful days there but, unfortunately flights out of Somaliland had become very difficult. My quickest option was to catch a Daallo flight from Somaliland to Djibouti, my final destination was Dubai where I live. The flight to Djibouti was uneventful and I reached JIB airport, I had to get a visa to... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Place Menelik, officially known as 27 juin 1977 (date of the country's independence) is the heart of Centreville (the oldest part of Djiboutiville)and the best place to get a flavor of the city's charming colonial architecture. On one end is the hotel d'ville (city hall), with its gray/white Arabic arches, and where locals go or numerous certificates/permits. Next door is... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Terrible place, terrible city, terrible people. If you want to come in Djibouti, please just go somewhere else. This Menelik place is not really safe, the people are constantly bothering you and are not friendly. They can even be agressive if you refuse to buy something they litteraly put on your hands. Surrounded by crazy guys who just want your... More

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London Colney
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Probably more clubs per sq. area than other town or city in Africa. Art deco buildings with a mixture of French colonial past and Arab influence. Avoide at rush our time (11-13:00 hours )

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Riverside, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
33 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I have been to this area many times and other than once, always had good experiences. There are nice little restaurants around the square (the Mask is one) and a delicious little gelato shop off on the corner! This is, in my opinion, the best place for shopping as well. The shop owners are never too pushy and pleasant (that... More

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