Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and the largest city of the country. The name means new flower in Amharic,while in town 80 different ethnicities coexist and languages by creating an unprecedented cultural pluralism. Same variety found in the religious identity of the city, which includes Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities the city was founded about a century ago and is at an altitude of 2590 meters, making it the third capital with the highest altitude in the world. the Addis Ababa is the diplomatic capital of AfricaWhile going for a rapidly growing metropolis who knows economic boom and tourist development lately.

Historical sights 

St George's Cathedral is a circular building built in 1896 in honour of the victory of Ethiopia on Italian forces. The temple houses a small museum, and while you can admire the works of art, mosaics, the ceremonial clothes and ancient manuscripts which are hosted inside.

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is an impressive Temple and one of the most important religious sites of the city. Hosts the tombs of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife.

Africa Hall: Convention Center Africa Hall is the country's Centre developments. Here are housed UN offices for Africa and the African Union.

Museums

National Museum of Ethiopia: At the Museum is one of the oldest and most important paleontological discoveries of the world.The skeleton of an <Lusy>>, which lived more than three million years ago. in addition, there is an extensive collection of modern and ancient sculptures, artwork, clothing and other artifacts of historical value that will spark your interest.

Ethnological Museum Is an extremely interesting Museum depicting the way of life, manners and customs of the various ethnic groups residing in Ethiopia. Located in the former Palace of Emperor Haile Selassie and is surrounded by picturesque gardens with beautiful fountains.

Transportations: Your journeys in Addis Ababa you can use mini buses circulating or any of the different category and taxi prices are escalating. To find your destination and to orient yourself, use monuments or landmarks of the city, the street names are not widely known to non-existent in orsmenes cases.

Hotels In Addis Ababa you can find hotels or apartments of all categories, to suit every  type of visitor.

Enjoyment: Visit Entoto mountains with various churches and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. The Addis Ababa has several lively nightlife in comparison with other cities of Africa and you can have a big number of clubs and bars of the city.

Flavours: Try the national dish injura, which is made from flour and has a special texture that you don't retry. In addition, don't miss the traditional drink tej made with honey, and the tela reminiscent of tasty beer. Consume only bottled water during your stay in the city.  

Shopping Guide: Visit the flea market Mercado, which is one of the most important parts and attraction of Addis Ababa. In addition, it is worth taking a stroll in the Souvenir Street and market Shiromeda. From these markets you can buy fabrics, wood carvings, spices, ceramics and other traditional items.

 

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