Menelik palace
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Elliott T
Mississauga, Canada33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
A lot of people talk Ethiopia and Haile Selassie I come to mind. Menelik was a great emperor know as one of the unifiers of ethiopia and should not go unnoticed. Apparently he built this palace himself even though he had an army that could have done it for him. He was such a genius. Although this place is real old it should be visited.
Written January 24, 2020
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ADB
Washington DC, DC15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
A great visit. Very interesting facts regarding the history. Very knowledgeable tour guide. The active vertical tombs were by far the most interesting aspect of my visit. Love the interactive and engaging staff.
Written June 22, 2021
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Eskeatnaf Eskew... M
Lucerne, Switzerland34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is one of the most important historical places in Addis, but the way it is maintained it very depressing. You will see the most important historical documents, artefacts etc but everything is kept in a very sad way. I hope they renovate it ASAP.
Written January 26, 2020
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GarethKZN
Cape Town Central, South Africa181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
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 so much better.
Written December 2, 2018
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Ralph F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
when you hear about Empopors, you tend to imagine big palaces full of rich decoration and fancy furniture. this place is so simple and basic that we had difficulty imagining that it was a real palace
Written June 26, 2018
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wesley43
Gainesville, FL39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
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 to the events and times of Ethiopia.
Written June 7, 2018
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Dr Raymond D
Tamworth, Australia388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This palace was interesting in that there was also a separate building on the grounds that was used for sleeping quarters. The first palace was also still standing and it was built in the traditional style. It is found on Entoto Hill. The palace now houses a museum.
Written October 21, 2017
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TravelDoc_DC
Malaga, Spain32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We visited the palace during our trip to Entoto Marayam Church. It was interesting to see the reversion he took from European architecture to a more basic structure. Easy to add onto the trip to the church
Written January 11, 2020
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704RichardW2014
Christchurch, New Zealand212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Not far from the city you can escape the hustel and bustle of Addis and visit Menelik's Palace which is still intact.
Also there is a small museum of Royal Attire.
Written November 2, 2019
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Mog
London, UK26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
The museum on site was interesting with charming English speaking guide. The guide in Palace area did not speak any English but a local translated for me. Seems to be falling apart despite recent refurbishment but definitely worth a visit when on Entoto
Written July 4, 2019
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