The Gateway to Africa

Discover the top five things to do in Addis Ababa

 
With Ethiopian Airlines carrying more passengers than any other African carrier, Addis Ababa is now one of the most important gateways to the African continent. Far from solely a transit destination, the city has a multitude of attractions in its own right, including magnificent churches, globally-renowned museum exhibits and grand palaces. It is also the perfect base from which to explore the country’s wider captivating landscapes and rich cultural history.

An important administrative centre, the city hosts several NGOs and major commercial and governmental organisations, including the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA).

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The National Museum of Ethiopia


Housing treasured national collections encompassing palaeontology, history and archaeology, ethnography and modern art, the museum’s most famous exhibit is Lucy, whose fossilized remains challenged conventional beliefs about the process of evolution.

Addis Ababa Arada
+251 11 111 7150
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Mount Entoto


A site of significant historical importance, Mount Entoto, highest peak of the Entoto mountain range, rises 3200 metres above sea level, offering breath-taking views of Addis Ababa and the surrounding area. Accessible on foot or by taxi, an ideal excursion.

Mount Entoto, Addis Ababa

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Mercato


The sprawling outdoor Mercato market is thought to be the largest open-air marketplace in Africa. A heady blend of bustling street traders, thronging traffic and free-roaming livestock; popular wares include spices, clothing, recycled goods and handmade curios.

Addis Mercato, Addis Ababa

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Holy Trinity Cathedral


The final resting place of countless figures of historical significance, including former Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife Empress Menen Asfaw, this vast and impressive cathedral is the highest ranking Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo cathedral in Addis Ababa.

Arat Kilo area, Addis Ababa
+251 11 123 3518
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Unity Park


Established in 2019, Unity Park is a new attraction located at the Grand Palace, a compound that has been a seat of state for more than a century. Housing authentically restored historical buildings, beautifully landscaped botanical gardens and zoo.

Niger St, Addis Ababa
+251 11 122 6767
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