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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Nice views of Addis

Typical round church on a hill over looking Addis. The way up and the top allow you to see Addis in full. Interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Typical round church on a hill over looking Addis. The way up and the top allow you to see Addis in full. Interesting.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Entoto isn't easy to reach by taxi or public transport unless you know your way around Addis Ababa, but it's worth the effort as you pass through 3,000m into the clean, thin air and see a panorama of the city and the countryside around. You will have the unpaved road to yourself on the far side through the eucalyptus forest,... More 

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Lisbon. Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This hill is an historic landmark for Addis and Ethiopia, as it marks the beginning of the new capital. The church is colourful and interesting as a good example of its architectural style. The old palace, even if very simple, is graceful and gives you an idea of how the life was on the court of Menelik the second.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I ended up here by mistake as my driver did not understand where I wanted to go, but I am pleased I by the mistake as it was a wonderfully interesting drive and location. Very small and dusty museum and everything is in Amharic, so do use the guide (free but leave a small tip). You have to lock your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Amazing view, interesting palace and museum. Entrance to the church is not permitted for Ferengis. The most amazing is the women walking carrying firewood and greens weighing 50-60 kilos on their back.

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Ahmedabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

it was one of the best attraction i felt of all the places bcoz its a hill so u can either take a cab its a bit far or u can walk a lot of people walk up their nice weather u get a full view of the city their is a museum up their though i couldnt go inside... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very peaceful place with an interesting history. The guide at the museum was well informed and gave detailed explanations even when I took him off subject.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Worth going by mini bus and stop half the way to understand what is the challenge of the woman carrying wood from the forest of Entoto... The museum and Palace are small but could be a good reward after such an effort...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Entoto Mountains or Entoto Hills lie immediately north of Addis Ababa, in the central region of Ethiopia. Many women work on the mountains carrying heavy loads of eucalyptus wood on their backs to the city below, for an income and donkey will carrying wood too for sell. Menelik II's capital city before they found Addis Ababa,there are two old... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

drive to the top to get a birds eye view of the city - it will give you an appreciation for the massive size of Addis that is hard to grasp while you are in it.

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