Addis Ababa Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions in Addis Ababa

With nearly five million inhabitants, Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia is rich in cultural and historical tourist attractions. It's the city of culture, the city of the heart of history, and the city of welcoming people. This vibrant city is located at the intersection of 8.9806° N, 38.7578° E and on the geographical center of the country. The 1880s was the decade which marks the beginning of the establishment of Addis Ababa. From a modest beginning of ten scattered long mountain tops, Entoto is where all began providing a panoramic view both the old and new city of Addis Ababa. Addis Ababa is a city characterized by remarkable diversity and contrasts. It is a city that has maintained its natural setting. There is a wide range of modern shopping malls and supermarkets and full range of international restaurants, shops specializing in Ethiopian handicrafts and various souvenirs of interest of the visitor, open markets where art designers sell their home made fabrics and other crafts, delightful tiny shops where one can discover and buy traditional modern clothing, different kinds of jewelry, handicrafts and all kinds of things are also important attractions of Addis Ababa.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is one of Africa's charming cities surrounded by majestic mountains such as Mount Entoto on the north side. And up on this mountain you find historic churches. There is a lot to see in our Addis Ababa city tours like the Museums which have hosted the nation’s historical and cultural heritages, archaeological collections starting with Lucy through Axumite and Gonderine periods to the modern day, ethnographic items from a multitude of different ethnic groups, perfect places to learn about much of Ethiopia and its rich history. Monuments and statues commemorate Ethiopia’s patriotic sons and daughters. You will see the very best of Addis Ababa in one of our practical city tour suggestions on this website filled with some of the city's most beautiful attractions. Addis Ababa and the whole of Ethiopia with its long history of independence represent something unusual in terms of the African experience. Addis Ababa with  a large number of foreign residents from all parts of the world, big open markets where many goods are transported manually, amazing collection of traditional clothes and musical instruments, day and vibrant night life range from modern state-of-the-art discos and clubs to small and traditional music houses, cultural restaurants to taste Ethiopian dish and see live dances from the different people of the country for a glorious evening out, and more.

At the heart of the modern city center, the famous museums are home to the most extensive collection of Ethiopian antiquities. Merkato is a colorful place where one can see huge array of herbs and spices which is almost impossible to ignore it. Addis Ababa is also home to a variety of shopping this nation. The choice is quite overwhelming.

Piazza, Addis Ababa is filled with interesting shops, restaurants and ancient buildings. You can easily find a map of Addis Ababa perhaps at your hotel or certainly online. We have also excellent day trips from Addis Ababa which are our important escapes from the city.

One can travel to Addis Ababa all year through. One can visit these attractions while he is on his Addis Ababa airport layover tours or Addis Ababa Aiport stopover tours. You can also get information on Addis Ababa tourist attractions from our experienced drivers who provide you Addis Ababa airport transfers .

Cheap Flights to Addis Ababa

  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Air India
  • Lufthansa
  • ASKY Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines