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Entot Mountain, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was interesting to see what and how they used to live before a century but it should be kept properly, its not in a good shape

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ism w
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Menelik palace sits on the hill above Addis at about 3,000 metres altitude. Good place to visit if you have 90 minutes available, see some of the history of a historic country

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NJT611
Reviewed February 9, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dashingdave_13
Reviewed December 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GarethKZN
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 143selmaa
Reviewed August 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elisabeth T
Reviewed June 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ralph F
Reviewed June 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank wesley43
Reviewed June 1, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank kafirland
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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