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Entoto Hill, Addis Ababa

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Enjoy panoramic views of the capital from Entoto Hill, a popular outing spot for local families. The area houses a former summer palace of King Menelik II, who developed the hills and densely forested them with eucalyptus trees imported from Australia at the end of the 19th century. Known as the lungs of Addis Ababa, the hills also serve as the training grounds for Ethiopian athletes. Reaching a height of 3,200 m (10,500 ft), the mountain features a government-run space observatory on the top, as well as a number of monasteries. Visit the small local museum in a colorful hexagonal church. Put Entoto Hill into our Addis Ababa online route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • You need to take a taxi or hire a car to the hill but if you are adventurous then you can take the local public transport as well. At the hill there is a church and King Menelik's palace, which still ...  more »
  • Entoto Hill was culturally enriching. I really enjoyed my time there. Our guide/curator Mr. Hailesilasse was magnificent and very modest and humble. He was great at bringing the History of Addis Ababa...  more »
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