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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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  • The palace at the top is quite interesting. Simple architecture; humble abode for an emperor at one time. There is an entrance fee. Eucalyptus trees abound, initially brought from Australia by the emp...  more »
  • Nice drive through the eucalyptus forest to the top. Limited views over Addis because of some heavy rain showers. The old palace and the museum are worth a visit.  more »
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