Menelik Mausoleum is situated in the enclaves of the old palace under Ba’ata Church. It was built in 1911 and houses the crypts of Emperor Menelik II, his wife, Empress Taitu and his daughter, Empress Zauditu. The mausoleum also yields numerous parchments, scrolls and other vernacular scripts.
The National Museum is situated within the old palace, which is now the Addis Ababa University. The museum contains numerous antiquities and various historical relics, archaeological, pale ontological objects including the 3.5 million year old skeleton of Lucy.
The Africa Hall is situated opposite the Grand Palace. It has been the seat of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The first African Heads of State Conference which brought the Organization of African Unity (OAU) into being, was held in this building in 1963 and you will find one of the finest works of Maitre Artist Laureate Afework Tekle, depicting the Africans of yesterday, today and tomorrow in their struggle for freedom and progress.
Trinity Cathedral was built in 1941 and it is the largest and most magnificent of all modern churches in the country ornamented with carvings and mosaics and other artistic works. The paintings of the saints and the apostles on stained glasses can be seen.
Mount Entoto is the best location to observe the panoramic view of Addis Ababa both by day and night. On the top of this hill, stands St. Mary’s Church built in 1885.
The grand market (Mercato) is one of the biggest open markets of the kind in all Africa. In Mercato, one can find anything that money can buy; a great variety of agricultural, Industrial, conspicuous handicraft and other intrinsic products are found.