10 Best Places to Visit in Eritrea

3. The Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace

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The Imperial Palace

Overlooking the harbour in Massawa is the Imperial Palace.

The original building dated back to the 16th century and was built by a Turk named Osdemir Pasha.

The current building was built in the 19th century by Werner Munzinger and was used by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie.

It was badly damaged during the Struggle for Independence and in its current condition you can still see a reflection of what Massawa looked like just after the war.

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