The Lion of Judah of Haile Selassie I on Gambia Street at the intersection with Churchill Avenue was installed on a black granite pedestal as a symbol of Ethiopian monarchy on the event of Haile Selassie’s coronation in 1930. It was seized by invading Italian occupiers in 1935 and taken to Rome where it was erected next to the Vittorio Emanuelle Monument. It was returned to Addis Ababa 25 years later in 1960.
The Lion of Judah of Haile Selassie I and Nearby Attractions on Map
Anwar Mosque(2.2 km)
In the Mercato district, which happens to be the largest market in Africa.
Ethiopian National Museum(2.6 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(1.4 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(2.2 km)
Built in 1896 to commemorate Ethiopia's victory over the Italians.
Addis Ababa Holy Trinity Cathedral(2.2 km)
It was once the largest Ethiopian Orthodox Cathedral.
Menelik Palace(1.5 km)
It remains the official seat of government.
National Palace(0.9 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.
Parliament Building(2 km)
Built during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, with its clock tower, it continues to serve as the seat of Parliament today.
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