Addis Ababa City

The National Museum | Oromo Cultural Center/ Museum | Ethnographic Museum | Africa Hall | Trinity Cathedral | Merkato | Entoto, Mariam and Raguel (Elias) Churches | Bishoftu/Debre Zeit | Adamaa/ Sodore | Sub Sabata/Forest | Ambo/ Wonchi | Melkaqunture/Adadi Miriam/ Tiya | Debre Libanos & Blue Nile Gorge | Debre Birhan/ Ankober

Addis Ababa/Finfinne

Addis Ababa is named after her founders, Queen Taitu and Menelik the second in 1886. Addis Ababa meaning in local language “New flower”. Amazed by it geographically location and curative spas it believed that queen Taitu has put this name to the areas. Addis Ababa the city of Africa union, Economic Commission and the capital city of the Country. If you go to visit you will get many tourist destinations in the city, like National Museum, Oromo Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Africa Hall, Trinity Cathedral, Merkato, Entoto Mariam, etc...

The National Museum

The National Museum is the home of Lucy (Dinqnesh), probably the most famous hominid skeleton in the world. Her remains is dated back over three million years, one of the oldest hominids yet discovered. Ethiopian archaeologists have recently discovered even earlier fossils pushing back the origins of humankind even further; the museum also contains an interesting collection of archaeology and artifacts from Ethiopian history, arts and cultures.

Oromo Cultural Center/ Museum

When you go to the Oromo cultural Center frontally you see the building of monuments that show the Oromo’s leaders wearing style, power of Gada grade and around the building there are many scattered monuments represent the culture of Oromo dressing’s style.
This building has many parts where things are done or shown. The Oromo regional state museum is the first get where you can see many material cultures of Oromo people which were used hundred years ago.
This Cultural center almost seems a tower village. If you go to visit you will get many classes made for different activities, like Museum center archive and library center, Meeting hall, Gallery and Gada Sunlight Tour and Travel and Exhibition center, Different bar and restaurant and also Oromia’s many natural and manmade tourist destination in all directions that can be a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual emotion as well as moral and spiritual life. Thus, Oromia culture and Tourism Bureau welcomed you visit and your homeland, Oromia, the land of unique and attractive culture and natural paradise

Ethnographic Museum

Located in and operated by the Institute of Ethiopian Studies of the Addis Ababa University, this is Ethiopia’s first and only ethnological museum exhibiting the physical environment and traditional artifacts of all the major ethnic groups (including costumes, jewelry, traditional household goods, farming implements, military and hunting weapons, art, musical instruments, both Christian and Islamic parchment manuscripts and icons).

Africa Hall

Built and donated by the Ethiopian government, this is where the Organization of African Unity was founded in 1963. It is now the head-quarters of one of the UN’s six regional commissions and was established in 1958.

Trinity Cathedral

Trinity Cathedral is the most ornate example of modern urban cathedrals. Built in 1941, it was dedicated to and remains the special final resting-place of the nation’s heroes and distinguished civil servants. The paintings on the ceiling are by one of the country’s major modern living artists, Ale Felege Selam, who was also the founder of the Arts School.


Merkato is not only Addis Abeba’s commercial center; it is the dynamo of the country’s development in trade and industry, and its real link to all the world’s business and industry. It is said that 60% of the country’s money supply is found inside Merkato at any given time. Unrivaled in Africa, Merkato is one of the largest open-air markets in the world. Although it operates throughout the week, Saturday morning is its busiest period, attracting around 50,000 buyers and sellers, both from the entire city and the surrounding countryside. When it comes to shopping, there is nothing in the world, they say, that one cannot find in Merkato. Here, bargaining is the rule.

Entoto, Mariam and Raguel (Elias) Churches

In the extensive mountain range of Entoto, north of the city, was the original site of Menelik’s capital before he moved down to found present day Addis Ababa. All that remains now are some ruins and two ornate Churches of the time: Entoto Mariam where Menelik was crowned in 1882, and the unusually two-storied Entoto Raguel (Elias) somewhat reminiscent of traditional Chinese structures.