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Entoto Hill

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #2 of 21 attractions in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you have time and the weather is good don't miss this place, the view of Addis is just amazing, in good day you can most of addis from this spot.

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Kampala, Uganda
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11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The first church in Ethiopia built by Emperor Menelik and Empress Titu.. Truly a lovely historic and religious site on top of the Entoto Hill...with spiralling roads going up the hill giving travellers a chance to relish the breathtaking views of Addis... The 100 birr entrance fee however is not highly justified....photography is not allowed inside.. The palace of Menelik... More

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Lewiston, Maine
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My favorite place to go on the weekends. Just a few minibuses and it feels like you're in the country side. Only problem is that people are more likely to follow/ask for money than in the city. But the kids are actually quite fun to play with.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is a long drive to get across Addis and up the mountain. However, it you happen to arrive on a clear day it is well worth it. The church and palace at the top are interesting, but not worth the cost (100 Birr).

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took a drive up Entoto. It was nice to get out of the city for a bit. The sites are beautiful, the church and palace at the top are interesting. Definitely worth your time.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Beautiful! Mountainous, a drive up the hill is awesome. When you come back you will enjoy the beautiful view and breath.

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Addis Ababa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a nice place to visit when you get tired of the city. It has history and culture combined. Most enjoyable if you are a hiking and nature's person as you can see the city from above while getting some fresh air.

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Nairobi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Here you get to see Addis Ababa from the top of the hill and the palace of Menelik. There is a lot to learn about the Country's rich history.

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Tsukuba, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

At the top of hill, there is imperial palace. It is very simple and not wide compound but I could feel his life and will to manage the country more better. On the compound there is one apricot tree and its flower was very good.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I took several minibuses up to the Entoto Maryam Church and palace, I think this was easier because it was a Sunday. The museum was nice, but Holy Trinity Cathedral Museum had a better collection and it wasn't really worth seeing again for 5 USD. I walked down and the views were nice, and the walk was pleasant. The bottom... More

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