Palace of Emperor Menelik, Entoto Natural Park, Ethiopia

Palace of Emperor Menelik II in Entoto Natural Park, Addis Ababa

On one of the days we spent in Addis Ababa last December we hire a local driver to take us to the Entoto Natural Park. This short, easy drive emerges at the top of one of the mountains overlooking the city. At 3200 metres altitude the view is spectacular – but only on a clear day. Fortunately forĀ  us there was very little pollution that day.

First we paid the small fee to have a guided tour of the museum dedicated to Emperor Menelik II. after that we walked around the magnificent Entoto Maryam Orthodox Church. Behind the church are the well-kept remains of the palace of the emperor, featured in the photos on this post.

Palace of Emperor Menelik II in Entoto Natural Park, Addis Ababa

Palace of Emperor Menelik II in Entoto Natural Park, Addis Ababa

Palace of Emperor Menelik II in Entoto Natural Park, Addis Ababa

 

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