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Entoto Maryam Church

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Address: North Shewa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 969141800
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US$90.00*
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Entoto Mountain Guided Day Tour from Addis Ababa
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Addis Ababa Highlights: Guided Day Tour

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At the highest point of Adis.

Lovely drive to the top of Adis. A must visit place for first timer in Adis. Nothing much of historical to see but a good activity in sunny cold day

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bharatha E
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely drive to the top of Adis. A must visit place for first timer in Adis. Nothing much of historical to see but a good activity in sunny cold day

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is at the top of Entoto Hill...the area is home to some of Addis' most unfortunate...mostly people with HIV and mental illness. While being careful to be respectful of the residents, you get a feel for the truly generous and caring nature of the church and Ethiopian people. There is a very interesting museum on site, including the... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Entoto Maryam church is located in the Entoto Hills, one must plan it together, there is one more church located about 2 km further which may be visited. The Palace of King Menelik is also collocated with this church. One can visit both for a entry fee of 100 Birr (5 US Dollars)

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

... if you spend some days in Addis, you should go there. If you visit the Amharian highland (Lalibella, Bahir Dar, Gondar...) then you would not miss it. Entoto is only a short escape-trip von Addis Abeba's hectic city-life.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I have refused to pay not because of the amount but out of principle. I have travelled to 120 countries around the world, never payed to enter the church. I would happily donate those money to support the church but the manner in which the money were demanded was unacceptable. Rude.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This place is so amazing. first of all i can see that the Old Emperor Minillik II is so SMART that he was settled in high mountain area to view all the city and control mechanism. I see the clothes crowns and so on like gift ...I can say a lot how they were so planed by the time...Generally it... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

To see a beautiful view addis I recommend to go to entoto mountain but the museum is a little bit out of space and you cant even take a camera or cell phone with you there is also what is supposed to be the palace but do not expect much

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

There are 3 tourist spots near each other so quite easy to visit. 100 local currency to enter. Peaceful calm environment. Useful to have guide or to have read up on the place.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The visit starting from driving up the hill was exciting. I specially liked the fisrt eucalyptus trees planted by Menelik II himself (according to the guide) and the view of Addis Abeba from the palace. Entoto is said to be the highest point in Addis Abeba.

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Tumba, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Beautiful church with a fantastic view of Addis Abeba. Interesting road up the mountain and interaction with women carrying very heavy burden of firewood along the road

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