The Shengo Hall in Addis Ababa was built by the Derg regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam as its new parliament hall and Presidential Office Building. It was the world's largest pre-fabricated building at the time, constructed in Finland before being assembled in Addis Ababa. It was used for parliamentary affairs from its inauguration in 1987 till the fall of the Mengistu government in 1991, with the subsequent assembly convening at the Ethiopian Parliament Building. Shengo Hall is today used for large meetings and conventions.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Shengo Hall and Nearby Attractions on Map
Anwar Mosque(2.5 km)
In the Mercato district, which happens to be the largest market in Africa.
Ethiopian National Museum(1 km)
Although the museum is unknown to most, the Ethiopian National Museum is a world-class museum; truly a hidden gem! The most famous exhibit is the replica of Lucy, an early hominid, but the museum offers much more.
Addis Ababa Museum(2.3 km)
While the national museum houses artifacts from all over Ethiopia, this museum focuses solely on artifacts and exhibits from Addis Ababa.
St George's Cathedral(1.5 km)
Built in 1896 to commemorate Ethiopia's victory over the Italians.
Addis Ababa Holy Trinity Cathedral(0.3 km)
It was once the largest Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral.
Netsa Art Village(2.5 km)
Authentic and interesting art in a beautiful park across from the French Embassy.
Menelik Palace(0.9 km)
It remains the official seat of government.
National Palace(1.5 km)
Formerly known as the Jubilee Palace built to mark Emperor Haile Selassie's Silver Jubilee in 1955, it is the residence of the President of Ethiopia.
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