Africa Hall
The Africa Hall is situated opposite the Grand Palace. It has been the seat of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The first African Heads of State Conference, which brought the Organization of African Unity (OAU) into being, was held in this building in 1963. Inside you will find one of the finest works of Afework Tekle, depicting the Africans of yesterday, today and tomorrow in their struggle for freedom and progress.
Menelik Museum
Menelik Museum is situated in the enclaves of the old palace under Batta Church. It was built in 1911 and houses the crypts of Emperor Menelik II, his wife, Empress Taitu and his daughter, Empress Zauditu. The mausoleum also yields numerous parchments, scrolls and other vernacular scripts.
Mercato
This is largest open market in all of Africa and one of the largest in the world. Everything one can think of (and we mean everything) is bought and sold in Mercato. It is a sight definitely worth seeing.
Mount Entoto
Mount Entoto is the best location to observe the panoramic view of Addis Ababa both by day and night. On top of this hill stands St. Mary's Church built in 1885.
National Museum
The National Museum is situated within the old palace, which is now Addis Ababa University. The museum contains numerous antiquities, various historical relics, archaeological, paleontologist objects including the 3.5 million-year-old skeleton of Dinkenesh (Lucy).
Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral was built in 1941. It is the largest and most magnificent of all modern churches in the country ornamented with carvings, mosaics, and other artistic works including stained glass paintings of saints and apostles.
Adadi Mariam & Melka Quntture:
Adadi Mariam is a 13th century Lalibela type rock hewn church located approximately 50KM South of Addis Ababa on the Alem Gena-Swodo road. It is surrounded with beautiful and enticing hills. From here, you can easily proceed to Melkam Quntture. With its scenic site on the bank of the Awash River, Melkam Quntture is an archeological spot where experts have excavated fossils, stone tools and related materials dating from 1.5 million years ago.
Ambo & Guder:
Ambo is situated 125Km West of Addis Ababa. The Ambo road passes through Geferssa Reservoir, thereafter Mengesha and Addis Alem towns. Ambo yields the most popular mineral water source. Its hot springs have been turned into modern spas. After a few minutes drive, the town of Guder can be reached. Here, the beautiful volcanic Crater Lake of Wonchi, the spectacular Guder Falls, and its vineyards can be seen. Guder, a popular export quality red wine has been named after this town.
Arba Minch:
Arba Minch is well known for its large number and variety of wildlife, species endemic birds and natural beauty of the landscape. Drive Southeast of Addis Ababa passing through Debre Zeit and continue driving along the main road of the Great Rift Valley which leads you to the South along the shores of many of the lakes.
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