Aba Jifar Palace
Aba Jifar Palace
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Fkereselase
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
an amazing mix of wooden and masonry structure. The whole complex is amazing, having mosque, palace and living quarters
Written 6 November 2019
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Sarah Y
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
The palace might be empty and you would need to go to the museum to see the items from the palace, however, the history and details of the palace is amazing. So much history to learn from. Not being from Jimma, I felt so much love and appreciation for the stories, the city and the people.

Must see!!!
Written 29 January 2019
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Erik L
Coeur d'Alene, ID19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
You can’t go to Jima without learning about the history. This is a great place to see, feel, and experience the history of Ethiopia! Don’t miss it!
Written 4 February 2018
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msfour
Portland, OR11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
Read a bit of history about this place and then visit to enjoy gorgeous views of Jimma and the valley. The palace is rickety in spots, but the history is quite interesting. Our guide had pretty good English and we learned quite a bit. Make sure to buy some sugar cane from kids outside the palace when you leave.
Written 11 May 2017
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Per H
Oslo, Norway16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Business
Interesting, in a local context. It is well worth to read about the place before you go, suboptimal guiding. The palace is somewhat run down.
Written 28 March 2017
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N0B0rders
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Business
If you are visiting Jimma, it is a must along with the museum where all the furniture are now stored.
Written 16 March 2017
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467lucasw
Berlin91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Business
From Jimma it is quite a walk to the palace but it is worth to hike (7,5km from the center), some parts are a bit steep and it is dusty. As alternative you can go by bajaj. In the palace is nothing left; all is transferred to the museum. From this place you have a tremendous view over Jimma and surroundings! I went there on the birthday of the prophet and it was very crowded, but very pleasant.
Written 18 January 2017
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bobinathens
Nokomis, FL1,381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
We visited here in late March 2016 during an overnight in Jimma on our way to the far southwest of Ethiopia. The old palace has a dilapidated charm and interesting artifacts. The setting, way above Jimma, is lovely and worth the trip. Give it at most an hour, but it's worth that.
Written 15 June 2016
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David K
New Delhi, India132 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Business
I really enjoy visiting the Aba Jifar palace, as well as the relate museum down town. But it does need serious attention or it will continue to deteriorate. The views are beautiful and clearly the locals love it, as did I during my visit. I hope restoration can begin on it soon so that more people can benefit from the historic insights it can provide into the region.
Written 11 May 2016
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Dawit Aragaw
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Business
Jimma is not the place where historical palace and museum are visiting but also the place where coffee Arabica originated. One can visit the dense forest of coffee and other species of flora. We had a wonderful time in Jimma,visiting the historical palace of Abajifar, the king of the local Oromo people. This palace is fascinating for visitors. The other nearest visiting place is the museum of Jimma, which has a collection of artifacts and handicrafts of the king, used in his time.
Written 25 April 2016
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