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Emperor Menelik II Statue

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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.

Special tip

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.

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The pride of Africa and the victory of Italy vie menelike ll
February 28, 2020
The equestrian monument of Emperor Minilik II erected to commemorate the his victory against the Italian invaders at the battle of Adwa in 1886.
May 24, 2018

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