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Iconic landmark

Loved the architectural feature that this building is. Would be happy to see it restored and set up... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
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Amazing Architecture

Fiat Tagliero is one of the many amazing architectural innovations in Asmara built by the Italians... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2016
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Asmara, Eritrea
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Loved the architectural feature that this building is. Would be happy to see it restored and set up as a tourist centre or cafe.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S7014CSmichaelh
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This building is as close as you'll find to a national landmark in Eritrea. Though the Cathedrals and churchs are interesting, nothing stands out as much as the Tagliero Building. Also take a walk to the former FIAT garage/factory, located 200m from this building.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mahme
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Nice, but I did not think it was that impressive as the story has it in the guide books. I understand the design is Art Deco and all - judge for yourself

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 548michaelc
Reviewed August 25, 2017

the supposedly most iconic building in Asmara is getting old fast, across the street an ugly high-rise, next to if the IGA building and smelly diesel cars and trucks rolling by. Could think of a better destination than this.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Cineasta
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Fiat Tagliero is one of the many amazing architectural innovations in Asmara built by the Italians. For architectural hunters, Asmara would be a heaven, see a book: "Asmara: Africa Modernist City"

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank KidaneS1
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Extravagant structure in the form of airplane. Built in the late 30's of the XXth century this is the best example of italian futuristic architecture in Asmara.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Alen B
Reviewed June 14, 2016

essential, a perfect example of the Italian colonial era that left the streets and neighborhoods of Asmara full of beautiful buildings, palaces, theaters, restaurants and hotels

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank agusticassa
Reviewed April 20, 2016

A walk round Asmara is partly a stroll through an elegant colonial past with some quite exceptional buildings.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank BPJH
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Incredible architecture and futuristic style considering it is almost 80 years old! It looks like an airplane! It is currently fenced up, a few decrepit cars parked inside, and a sign saying that it is under refurbishment although there is no visible works in progress....More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank GlobalCit59
Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This is historical place . now it's empty and no one is there it's not working . it's at the heart of Asmara capital of Eritrea at the first road of Asmara beside nakfa house

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank shadalya
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