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The Mausoleum of Menelik II

Niger Street & Itega Menen | Saint Gabriel Cathedral, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Niger Street & Itega Menen | Saint Gabriel Cathedral, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

It is the sanctuary of Emperor Menelik II. (1844-1913) as well as his wife and daughters, and other Ethiopian dignitaries. Menelik II, emperor of Abyssinia from 1889-1910 is credited with the countries modernization, such as trains, electricity, telephone, and other successes. Menelik ll. is considered...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

It's a beautiful cathedral with very hospitable people who opened it up just for me. Is this Michelangelo real? In any case, it's a must visit.

Thank Ripwalk
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Menelik figures into Ethiopian history in the church areas and this sort of tied it all together. He is part of the lore of this wonderful nation and it seemed to be a very well kept up place to honor him.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

The mausoleum of Menelick !! and other Royal family members is in the crypt of a fully functioning church in a hilltop overlookng Addis. It was a most enjoyable visit. The painting and decorations were excellent and the Church itself was a joy to behold....More

Thank Egpos
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

this church is a delight to watch. this is very near to prime ministers residence or menelik palace. in this church also you can see tombs of ethiopian emporers.nice architecture

Thank ernakulamtraveller
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I visited the mausoleum and thought the Cathedral and Mausoleum were among the most attractive places to visit in the city. The grounds are especially pleasant and soothing in a very busy city. There is a lot of interesting wildlife there including tortoises which happily...More

1  Thank DavidGunn1
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Very nice Mausoleum/Church. We were unable to go inside because it was right in the middle of a call to prayer. However, the building and surrounding areas are very nice to explore.

Thank ut_jd
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great interesting historical visit giving a great feeling of the culture and history of Ethiopia. Well worth visiting. Great views of Addis Ababa and good photo opportunity.

Thank William G
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is the the place for the sarcofaguses of Emperor Menelik II and his wife, Empress Zewditu his daughter and predecessor of Emperor Haile Selassie and other prominent persons. If you have a guide who can tell you about the interesting history of these persons...More

Thank Connyswede
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Interesting. Two flight stairs. Beautiful wooden floors and banister so. Smell of furniture polish top floor where crosses displayed. Nice cultural and historical artifacts. Had private guide

1  Thank joyious
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