The French sculptor Georges Gardet made the statue in 1930 for the event of Haile Selassie getting crowned as the Emperor. The statue was transported to Rome, Italy during the time of the end of the Second Italo-Ethopian war. After being taken to Rome it was placed beside the massive Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. The Lion is one of the landmarks of Addis Ababa. Its directly located in front of the old train station and looks directly at the city hall across the Church Hill Road. It was the cause of a protest against Italian colonialism by Eritrean patriot Zerai Deres. The Lion of Judah was returned to Ethopia from Rome in 1960 after the negotiations in Addis Ababa.This is a remarkable piece of stone work.
The statue named the Lion of Judah is worth seeing which is a symbol of Ethopian Emperors and Ethopia. It was constructed in 1930 by the French sculptor Georges Gardet.
The statue is coated with bronze which is placed on a granite pedestal containing relief portraits of Ethopian Emperors.
2.4 km You can use local Yellow Taxis.
Taxi fare: 60 birr.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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