Addis Ababa City Tour

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Addis Ababa offers excellent cuisine, absorbing museums and a unique insight into the many contradictions of Ethiopia. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods and historic landmarks of Addis Ababa on this tour of the city's must-see destinations. See the richly decorated interior of Holy Trinity Cathedral, then trace Ethiopia's long history through the Museum of Ethiopia. After lunch, explore Haile Selassie's former palace, now the fascinating Ethnological Museum, and go deep into the traditions of Ethiopia's diverse communities. Return to the country's vibrant, colorful present in Merkato, a renowned marketplace where vendors offer bright displays of fabric, handicrafts and produce from around the country. You will get the chance to taste the famous Ethiopian coffee and yummy Ethiopian local food. This tour is unique because you will learn about the country's long History, discover exotic culture, admire beautiful nature and experience unique and local things for the first time.

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Operated by: Memento Ethiopia Tours

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Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia

At the national museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa travelers see variety of objects and archaeological findings including the famous Lucy. This museums gives a travelers highlight about Ethiopian history, culture and nature.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral

This is the most beautiful and important orthodox cathedral located in the center of the capital. Built by the last and prominent Ethiopian emperor Haile Sillasse in 1940s. The cathedral is dedicated for the most important Ethiopians and you will see the cemetery of many famous people including the emperor. There is a small church museum here where you can see old church treasurers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Entoto

This is the best place to have a panoramic view over Addis Ababa. The old capital was located on top of this mountains.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Addis Mercato

Mercato in Addis Ababa is the largest open air market in Africa. There are several sections in the market and simply you can find anything. This is also a cultural center where many people from different ethnic groups of Ethiopia come to buy and sell.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ethnological Museum

This museum is located inside the Addis Ababa University and it was a former palace of Emperor Haile Sillasse. Here you can see different objects from several ethnic groups of Ethiopia and the personal bed room of the emperor and his wife.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Menelik palace

Located on top of Entoto Mountains, this was the old palace of Emperor Menelik who established Addis Ababa in 1887.

Duration: 1 hour
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