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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Nice walk

I went easily by minibus (from Arat Kilo to Sheromeda (where is also the Entoto market) and then another minibus up; also 3 Birr). Entrance fee to the "complex" is 100 Birr (5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I went easily by minibus (from Arat Kilo to Sheromeda (where is also the Entoto market) and then another minibus up; also 3 Birr). Entrance fee to the "complex" is 100 Birr (5 USD). Entoto Maryam Church is closed most of the times but the neighbouring small museum is very cute. Don't forget to (ask where is and) visit the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Pay a taxi driver and get up here to see the views and experience Ethiopian history at its finest. A must see in Addis

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

At the top of the mountain the Palace compound that comprises Saint Mary Church, St. Mary’s Museum and the palace of Menelik II. Saint Mary’s Church was built in 1880s by the request of Queen Taitu. It is an Octagonal form with the three distinct concentric chambers. Abune Mathewos, the bishop, crowned Emperor Menelik II here. Beware the church only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Small group drove up Entoto Mountain. Nice views, interesting sights along the way. Worth the drive if you have the time.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

no light in the museum and a funny guide who is crazy about cases and covers. A Taitu's castle is a small nice house in colonial style. Keep your warm clothes with you - it's located in clouds

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Hired a car for the day and went here first. Amazed by the scent of fragrant trees and the piety of pilgrims. Walk the grounds. Surrounding the church (which is probably closed) is an old palace from Emperor Menelik. Exquisite design and simple beauty.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Its nice to get out of the centre of Addis Ababa. The church on the top of the hill is the centre point to visit although unless you're there at9am for the service you just have to look at the outside. Round the back is the "palace", which takes only a few minutes to see as its an empty building.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We found Entoto Hill by mistake and were glad we did! It had recently rained and the hill region was cool and it also provided great views of Addis Ababa and the surrounding region. If you drive the hill on the weekend there is a market of sorts on the Addis side, so watch for people and donkey traffic.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Simply amazing and breath taking view of the capital, Addis! As a bonus you can see two old and historic Churchs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Panoramic view of Addis and very friendly people. Five minutes walking from the first church, There is a monastery and it is wiser to walk around the small village of Entoto.

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Address: Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa

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