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Very nice palace of Yohannes IV, Emperor of Ethiopia from 1871 through his death in battle in 1889. The grounds and two buildings were open at the time of my visit and photos were allowed except in a couple of specified locations. I was interested...More
A small museum full of gifts to the Emperor. Well restored with original wood floors and ceiling. Not a palace in western sense but quite small. A guide is well worth it and ours was very informative. Seemed quieter earlier on and got busy with...More
The extensively UNESCO-renovated buildings contain interesting artifacts used by or given to the Emperor. The thrown is particularly interesting. Make sure you find the guide, who will walk you thorough and explain the exhibits. Closed between 12:00 and 14:00, when the guard will (as noted...More
Walked up to the palace. Man walks out and says "no". Doesn't say anything else just says no. Try to ask when it's open or why I can't go in and every response is met with "no". One trick pony then followed me down the...More
Interesting museum about the history of Ethiopia and specifically Tigray. Informative guide included in entrance fee of 100 birr for adults, 75 birr for children (foreigners). I was impressed by the way that the palace has been renovated to its original state.
The palace and museum sit on a hill overlooking Meke'le. I visited on a sunny day and spent about 2 hours. One could do the indoors on a rainy day but it was a better experience overall when the weather was better.
The palace rooms...More
This is a beautifully and meticulously restored palace, dating to 1864. The building functions as a museum and interpretive center. I'd put a visit there on my "must-see" list for Mek'ele. My only critique is that they request no photos be taken (I'm o.k. with...More
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I do not know if the authorities would open the gates of the museum in September. From the outside, the palace looked fine and nobody was working inside the building when I was there at the end of March. There is a big sign... More
I do not know if the authorities would open the gates of the museum in September. From the outside, the palace looked fine and nobody was working inside the building when I was there at the end of March. There is a big sign outside the driveway with museum hours. Good luck.