Not far from the city you can escape the hustel and bustle of Addis and visit Menelik's Palace which is still intact. Also there is a small museum of Royal Attire.
The museum on site was interesting with charming English speaking guide. The guide in Palace area did not speak any English but a local translated for me. Seems to be falling apart despite recent refurbishment but definitely worth a visit when on Entoto
it was interesting to see what and how they used to live before a century but it should be kept properly, its not in a good shape
Menelik palace sits on the hill above Addis at about 3,000 metres altitude. Good place to visit if you have 90 minutes available, see some of the history of a historic country
An interesting visit to Entoto where the museum was expensive to visit. One was then forced to be shown around by a "bored" guide who expected to be tipped. The palace in contrast, a very simple structure, showed what a humble life that Menelik 11 and his wife Tailu had when…