Addis Ababa - the capital of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - the capital of Ethiopia

01

Apr
2021

Addis Ababa - the capital of Ethiopia

Posted by: Mahendra Venkatesh

Addis Ababa - the capital of Ethiopia

 

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and is the country’s largest city. The city has seen rapid development and an increase in population over the past two decades. Very much a cosmopolitan city, with as many as 80 languages being spoken by its highly diverse population, Addis Ababa can be considered a melting pot of East Africa. Being a center for culture in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa is home to a wide array of museums and other attractions showing off the diverse cultural background of the Ethiopian people. Religious buildings such as St. George’s Cathedral and the Holy Trinity Cathedral complement other landmarks such as the burial place of the late emperor Haile Selassie.

Here are some of the top places to visit in Addis Ababa

1. Addis Mercato
2. St. George’s Cathedral and Museum
3. Meskel Square and Museums
4. Holy Trinity Cathedral (Kidist Selassie) and Museum
5. National Museum of Ethiopia
6. Ethnological Museum
7. Monuments, Lion of Judah, Derg Monument
8. Entoto Hill, St. Mary’s, Shiro Meda Market
9. Edna Mall and Bole Medhane Alem Cathedral
10. Derg Monument

Things to do in Addis Ababa

1. Visit the Mercato – the largest open-air market in Africa
2. Plan an evening out for traditional Ethiopian food and dancing
3. Go far to find a coffee ceremony
4. Visit the National Museum of Ethiopia
5. Go on a Trip to St. George’s Cathedral and Museum