Mount Entoto

Mount Entoto is the highest peak overlooking the city of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Mount Entoto is part of the Entoto mountain chain, reaching 3,200 meters above sea level. Mount Entoto is the best location to observe the panoramic view of the capital.  It is also a historical place where Menelik II resided and built his palace, when he came from Ankober and founded Addis Ababa. It is considered a sacred mountain and holds many monasteries. It is also notable as the location of a number of celebrated churches, including Saint Raguel and Saint Mary (Mariam Church). Entoto Mariam church, which was built by Emperor Menelik in 1982, is situated on the intensive mountain range of ENTOTO. Articles of historical significance that were donated by members of the royal family, foreign diplomats and individuals are well displayed in the Entoto Museum. Architectural design and the inner wall paintings of the church are fascinating.

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