Addis Ababa


Addis Ababa, “new flower”

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia was established in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II. Addis is also  home for the headquarter of African Union(A.U) and United Nation  Economic Commission for Afriac, (U.N. E.C.A.). It is the third highest capital in the world with a population of above 4 million.

The city holds many interseting sites for visitors who would like to spend a day or more. One can experiance Markato, the largest open market in Afriaca with its colorful shops that sales everything.

The National Museum of Addis  is home for “Lucy”,  the first human to walk on this planet.

Holy Trinity Catherdral  is one of the largest churches in Addis which was built during the time Emperor Haile Sellassie and it is the burial site of the Emperor and his families with the great patriot of Ethiopians.

If travelers want to explore more of Addis the following places are also worth to visit:

>>Ethnological Museum of  Sidist(6) killo university.

>>Saint George Cathedral

>>Mount Entoto and the former palace of Emperor Menelik II

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