The Mausoleum of Menelik II, Addis Ababa

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Landmark
See the resting place of a great Ethiopian emperor at The Mausoleum of Menelik II, which also holds his wife and daughters, as well as other notable figures from the country's past. Menelik II is credited with introducing modernization to the country with trains, electricity, telephone, and more. Today, the mausoleum serves as a church, but you can visit the crypt to see the white marble tombs, paintings, and other artifacts evoking the life of the late ruler. See The Mausoleum of Menelik II and all Addis Ababa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Addis Ababa trip itinerary planner.
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  • Menelik II was a highly significant emperor in Ethiopian history. Under his leadership the Ethiopians defeated the invading Italians at the Battle of Adwa in 1895. His namesake, Menelik I was the son....  more »
  • Been there a number of times to see the great history of Ethiopia. Many great leaders are buried there. Recently I attended the funeral of late President Girma Woldegiorgis, a great tribute to a...  more »
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