The Entoto Maryam Church is a short drive from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. It is set in beautiful forest in the Entoto Natural Park. This Ethiopian Orthodox Church is a popular tourist site. We spent over an hour wandering around the grounds and the adjacent palace of Emperor Menelik II.
On our trip to the top of Mount Entoto near Addis Ababa our driver stopped at the magnificent Entoto Maryam Church, shown in the photos on today’s post. This Ethiopian Orthodox Church was built in 1876 by Emperor Menelik II. His palace is on the same grounds; I will show photos of the palace and grounds in coming posts on this site.
Also of interest nearby is the Emperor Menelik Museum.