Title:  Addis Ababa and its surrounding

Tour Code: CTT-1601

Duration: Full day city tour

Transportation: Drive

The National Museum   which represents the national history of the country with its archaeological findings and collections of fossils, where the skeleton of “Lucy” dating back to 3.2 million years is found.

Ethnological Museum   It is founded in the main campus of the Addis Ababa University by the Institute of Ethiopian Studies with the aim to preserve the country’s historical and cultural heritages. It has complete collections that describe almost all the tribal groups in Ethiopia. Here you will have an overview about the history, culture and traditions of the people of Ethiopia. The collections include the nomadic tribal groups that are now living just as man’s forefather lived thousands of years back.

Trinity Cathedral A beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture which is unique to both Ethiopia and Africa and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Here you will find scripts of the imperial families, statues done by a Greek sculpture, Stained glass window paintings from the Old and New Testament in the Bible and coffins of Emperor Haile Silassie-I; the founder of the church, and his wife.

St. George Cathedral St. Gorge Cathedral is which is located at the heart of the city is the church where Emperor Haile Selassie is coroneted as the Emperor of Ethiopia. In Its Museum we visit clothes and valuable personal materials of the former Ethiopian kings, religious crosses, and manuscripts and old paintings.

Mount Entoto It is the highest pick in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, which was the site for the first palace of Emperor Menelik-II, the founder of Addis Ababa. Here there is St. Mary church, where Emperor Menelik crowned Emperor in it and you will admire the par anomic view of the city with its surrounding forests with its breath taking air.

Merkato It is the largest open-air market in Africa. Here you will be presented with a confusing, but fascinating; glimpse of the vast range of goods and artifacts available from all parts of the country and enjoy the Ethiopian trade exchange tradition in the open air.

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