Statue of Addis
Emperor Menelik II Statue6
Why locals love it
This is the statue of Emperor Menelik II - the founder of Addis Ababa and who made Ethiopia the only African Nation which was never colonized by defeating Fascist Italy. Emperor Menelik II is also known to be "The Father of Ethiopia's Modernization"
Why you should visit it
This is one of the most significant historical monuments (statues) Addis Ababa is known for. It can be the icon of Addis Ababa.. Emperor Menelik II is a National Hero who gave Ethiopians the freedom and identity we are enjoying.
Once you are here, check St. George Cathedral which is one of the oldest churches in Addis Ababa and it is about 100 meters away.
Emperor Menelik II StatueMinilik Square
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