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Tiglachin Memorial

Churchill Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Nice garden

Classic Soviet style. Monuments are situated in a nicely gated garden which is a good place to find... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Hong Kong, China
Interesting Soviet-style memorial

Interesting Soviet-style memorial to the Ethio-Somali war of 1977-78. Built by North Korea. Worth... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Churchill Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Classic Soviet style. Monuments are situated in a nicely gated garden which is a good place to find a shade and kill your time. Beware of the street kids outside the gate though, they work in pairs and are after your valuables in the pockets...More

Thank Ktong002
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Interesting Soviet-style memorial to the Ethio-Somali war of 1977-78. Built by North Korea. Worth briefly seeing if you are passing through central Addis - adds variety to the city centre and should be maintained. Free entry.

Thank DaveLondonReviewer
Reviewed 15 September 2017

this monument is a memorial to the soldiers of ethiopia and cuba in ogaden war against somalia. the central statue is nice depicts two men and a woman.

Thank ernakulamtraveller
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It is a huge stick going poof from the ground and in a beautiful color standing erect like a big ice cream collar I must say I was impressed even five seconds after the car passed the memorial statue.

Thank theTimeTravellersBox
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Just a memorial that you can quickly see and move on. Many of the memorials in Addis are in the middle of traffic circles without much else to do.

Thank ut_jd
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I feel so sad seeing this Sovjet monument in Addis, knowing all the bad the Derg terror regime did to the people of Ethiopia.

Thank MorHol66
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This place was very wonderful, colorful, delightful and clean but now it is like a sheet. Hope were ever we are who ever we are, we should keep our country so clean. I feel sorry for the past regime that make suffer to the people...More

Thank Abiy T
Reviewed 28 June 2016

You should see this memorial as it is one of the largest in the city. This memorial is easily reachable by taxi from any part of the city.

Thank JohnB7987
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This memorials was once a beautiful place to visit, but it has been neglected for quite some time. It is recently undergoing some sort of renovation, so I hope it will gain back some of its glory. The sculpture and art work is quite amazing,...More

Thank derejeb
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This monument commemorates the Ethiopian and Cuban soldiers killed in the 1977-78 Ethiopian-Somali Ogaden war. Although it reflects the communist/Soviet architecture of the Derg of Mengistu, it is wrongly associated with this regime.

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