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Entoto Hill

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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79%
Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This was an interesting place to go, on the mountain overlooking Addis Ababa. Our guide introduced us to a deacon gave us a private tour of the main church -- a wooden structure with many religious paintings inside. These panels are made from natural pigments, such as flowers and animal blood. Despite their age, they are bright and colorful. You... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went with my family its a place everyone have to see this place.especially the palace behind the the church is so amazing.

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Puyloubier, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice to see the place : church, Menelik palace, Museum. Also a nice view on Addis when the weather is clear.

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Ad Dammam, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Absolutely well worth a trip to the top! Fresh air, superb views, and I will never forget the gorgous smell of coffee mingling with eucalyptus hanging in the air. And a lot of history and culture to learn too. I went up in a taxi with friends and it was a great relief from the hustle and bustle of Addis... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I went up Entoto Hill as part of a tour of Addis. It provided some interesting history about the country and provided some excellent photo opportunities. My only issue with this and Addis in general is the traffic. We spent a lot of time getting there and back despite it isn't far.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you go up Entoto Mountain, look around at the people. There is so much more going on. A new health center is going up, and women are learning to weave and make clay pots and dishes. Go beyond the church's gift shop to see the riches of the people who live on the mountain. After you visit the church,... More 

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Sepolno Krajenskie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The way up from Shirro Meda will lead you to Entoto - a rather quiet place above Addis Ababa, where you can visit a famous church build by Menelik and residence of Menelik and Taitu. There is a small museum around the church. Fresh air and great view of Addis. Definately worth visiting.

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The lovely ride up takes you through a market that sells traditional clothing and is worth a stop. From the hill you can see all of Addis. The old palace is worth a visit just to see the contrast between it and the newer palace built just after it.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The view of Addis as you drive up the hill is great.Up the hill there is a great museum to enjoy and understand the Ethiopian history

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Be sure to see the museum, the church, and the palace. This site requires an hour or two, and should be done with an English speaking guide.

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