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An interesting visit to Entoto where the museum was expensive to visit. One was then forced to be shown around by a "bored" guide who expected to be tipped.
The palace in contrast, a very simple structure, showed what a humble life that Menelik 11...More
Located at the top of Entoto hill, you will end up going to the palace if you are already visiting St Mary's church. The palace is interesting and understated. It is well worth a walk around. Sadly the grounds are poorly maintained. It could be...More
With family and friends we decided to take the chance of having one unplanned day off and go around the city
Menelik palace was one of our stops
The palace is located in a high land so on the was you can enjoy the upper...More
Menelik palace is located at the top of Entoto Hill, behind the Orthodox Church. It was home to the first King, who oversaw the development of Addis Ababa and wanted a high view of his domain.
The palace is simple and unimposing. No turrets or...More
Interesting look into the very influential past which shaped Ethiopia. It's a must see. There is little grand about the place but it does depict the little there was in ancient times. It does require a good guide to tell the history and relate it...More
This was the most interesting tourist site in Addis. The palace is well preserved, and it's easy to imagine the great Melelik presiding over his kingdom. The adjacent museum is from a later era - artifacts hidden from the invaders - a national treasure trove.
The most modest palace I've been in. That's for sure. The building is pretty much empty and there only informational signs have just a few words apiece. A guide will certainly walk up and start telling you all about it, and ask for payment when...More