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UNESCO heritage

Nice, but I did not think it was that impressive as the story has it in the guide books. I... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
michael c
,
Stockholm, Sweden
Getting Old Fast

the supposedly most iconic building in Asmara is getting old fast, across the street an ugly... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Cineasta
,
Mexico
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“colonial era” (2 reviews)
“airplane” (2 reviews)
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Asmara, Eritrea
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Nice, but I did not think it was that impressive as the story has it in the guide books. I understand the design is Art Deco and all - judge for yourself

Thank michael c
Reviewed 25 August 2017

the supposedly most iconic building in Asmara is getting old fast, across the street an ugly high-rise, next to if the IGA building and smelly diesel cars and trucks rolling by. Could think of a better destination than this.

Thank Cineasta
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Fiat Tagliero is one of the many amazing architectural innovations in Asmara built by the Italians. For architectural hunters, Asmara would be a heaven, see a book: "Asmara: Africa Modernist City"

Thank Kidane S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Extravagant structure in the form of airplane. Built in the late 30's of the XXth century this is the best example of italian futuristic architecture in Asmara.

1  Thank Alen B
Reviewed 14 June 2016

essential, a perfect example of the Italian colonial era that left the streets and neighborhoods of Asmara full of beautiful buildings, palaces, theaters, restaurants and hotels

Thank agusticassa
Reviewed 20 April 2016

A walk round Asmara is partly a stroll through an elegant colonial past with some quite exceptional buildings.

Thank BPJH
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Incredible architecture and futuristic style considering it is almost 80 years old! It looks like an airplane! It is currently fenced up, a few decrepit cars parked inside, and a sign saying that it is under refurbishment although there is no visible works in progress....More

2  Thank GlobalCit59
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

This is historical place . now it's empty and no one is there it's not working . it's at the heart of Asmara capital of Eritrea at the first road of Asmara beside nakfa house

Thank shadalya
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Well, this is not really an attraction in the usual sense as one just passes it on the street - but it is probably one of the most outstanding unique and somehow out of place where it is piece of art deco architecture I have...More

Thank Volker H
Reviewed 13 May 2015

interesting place to look at, but unfortunately rather poorly maintained and surrounded by fencing so was difficult to get much of an impression

1  Thank ironmanjt2
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