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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The victory of Adwa againist the agression of European colony of Facist Italy over Africa is impposible fighting with Ethiopia. The King Minilik-II;wise king of the founder of a re-united powerful Ethiopia and also established the new capital Addis Ababa.the king is the most adorable...More

Thank Tour U
Reviewed 4 October 2018

very crowded area, the square located in the center, very near to BIAZZA, most of transports are very closed to it

Thank emsws
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The imposing equestrian statue of Emperor Menelik II has been under refurbishment for many months, i.e. almost a year and covered with a blue tarpaulin. It is presented again since some weeks to the public as a terrific monument of the past. It's really worthwhile...More

Thank Martin Z
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Large auto roundabout with a plaza in the middle, mostly surrounded by government buildings. Tough to navigate on foot, not really much here. Surrounding streets have the restaurants and shops. Plaza in under construction as of July 2018, so that might contribute.

Thank Moses G
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This busy square with lots of traffic and market activity around it, is named after emperor Menelik II who died in 1913 and ruled for 24 years. Menelik II is praised very much for his role in defeating the Italian colonial troops in the battle...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I arrived in Addis on the anniversary of the battle of Adowa. I visited this monument to honor King Menelik II. It is impressive. It was on a roundabout so my driver went around it a few times to allow me to soak it in.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

If your on a visit, stop by and take some pics. This is something that all walks of life can gain knowledge from and asking the real questions. Can't wait to see it again in 2017

1  Thank nazarenevow
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The history of 5 years occupancy was more than they could barely. I'm proud they did not just let other nations run over them and disrespect their people,heritage and independence. Bravo Ethopia!!!

1  Thank joyious
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Reminds one of the great civilizations and great rulers in Africa before the "Scramble and partitioning of Africa". The great wars fought for the motherland and self determination, Ethiopia stood out from the rest by resisting colonization and assisting other nations in their struggle for...More

1  Thank kimanimichael13
Reviewed 7 February 2017

King Menilik II is one of the heroes of Ethiopian kings he brings many technology’s for Ethiopia and he make a victory on Italian Troops when they try to make Ethiopia as their colony, so as to remember his pioneer works for his country this...More

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