Palaces in Addis Ababa

Entoto Mountain that was used as a capital for Emperor Menelik II in 1880’s, St Mary of Zion Church and Museum. The ‘Elfign’ (Menelik’s II residence and the ‘Adarash’ (the principal reception Hall) are the major existing building that were served as an office and banquet.

The Grand Palace also called the Palace of Emperor Menelik in Addis Ababa, next to the Entoto. It is still serving as the main headquarter of the Ethiopian government (the Prime Minister). The churches of Beta Mariam, Kidane Mihieret and the Menelik Mausoleum are found within the palace compound

The Genet Leul Palace found within the main campus of Addis Ababa University, Sidsit Kilo. Emperor Haile Selassie I inherited it from his father Ras Mekonnen. Later, the Emperor presented it to the University and has become part of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) Library and Museum.The bedroom of the Emperor, which was used for more than 10 years and some personal gifts of the Emperor, are found in the museum and accessible for visitors.