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Fiat Tagliero, Asmara

4.1
Lovers of architecture will appreciate a visit to Fiat Tagliero, a Futurist-style service station built in 1938 initially meant to be a simple gas station. Italian architect Giuseppe Pettazzi designed the structure to resemble an airplane, which explains the wings on either side of the building. Authorities once insisted the wings be supported by pillars for structural safety, but Pettazzi stood firm in his design and the building still stands intact. Today you can walk the perimeter of the building and take photos; entrance is not permitted. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fiat Tagliero by using our Asmara vacation builder app .
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  • I thought this old service station was so nice I visited twice. Takes about 20 minutes to walk from the center. If you need a map Crystal Hotel sells an excellent map. I hope they will spend some mone...  more »
  • I've not been in yet, but I pass it often. It's a gorgeous building and I recommend seeing it, but as many others have noted, it's pretty dilapidated and in need of restoration. It would make an aweso...  more »
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  • Definitely one landmark to visit in Asmara. It is closed though.
  • Wonderful place to site see while in Asmara
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