• statue of Emperor Menelik on a horse


    Addis Ababa

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Section in Addis Ababa
Do & See
Although most visitors to Ethiopia enter the country through Addis, few choose to linger for more than just a night or two before heading further inland to explore some if the country's ancient relics, and very unjustly so. There is an urban vibrancy of a distinct kind within the busy Mercato and Piazza neighbourhoods, scented with the aromas of excellent coffee served at nearly every corner. A handful of worthy museums are waiting for you should you decide to stay longer.
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Menelik Palace & Unity Park

Menelik Palace & Unity Park

The Menelik Palace is a palatial compound that was the seat of the power of Emperors of Ethiopia. Today, the compound is called Unity Park and contains are several residences, halls, chapels, and working buildings. Visit the Gibr Adarash banquet hall, the Zufan Adarash throne room, the mausoleum that is Emperor Menelik II's last resting place, and the Shengo Hall event hall. The Prime Minister's Office and residence is located here, too, which means that security is pretty strict — bring an ID.
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