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What to do in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa is the capital and biggest city of Ethiopa, and this African city is famous for its cathedrals, architecture, cafes, and many more. Not only does the city have plenty of places for you to enjoy, you’ll fall for its beautiful scenery, the people, and the fascinating local culture. So if you want a taste of Africa’s Ethiopia, a trip to Addis Ababa is a must!
Capture the beauty of the city’s iconic sights first. Visit the famous St George’s Cathedral where you can observe amazing paintings all around. Enjoy the view of Menelik II square from the cathedral’s location atop a hill. There’s even a museum right next door for you to see ancient Ethiopian memorabilia.
Don’t forget to check out the amazing Holy Trinity Cathedral and the Bole Medhane Alem Cathedral too. Then bring your camera to the Derg Monument, the Statue of the Lion of Judah in front of the old railway station, and the black stone Statue of the Lion of Judah outside the city’s National Theatre. Save a few hours to check out the Ethnological Museum, the Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, and Addis Ababa Museum next.
Take a trip to Entoto Hill to stop by Menelik II and Entoto Maryam Church, then do a bit of shopping at Shiro Meda market on the way back to the city centre. Spend your money on the local food culture too and take your Ethiopian Birr to Addis Mercato to taste delicious injera and Ethiopian coffee!
When to visit Addis Ababa
The best time to visit Addis Ababa is during dry season from October to April, when you can experience great weather and be part of many festivals and events in the city.
Australians can get a visa on arrival when you fly to Ethiopia and land at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. If you are flying from Australia to Ethiopia through a different airport, check out the Embassy of Ethiopia in Australia and Smartraveller for more info and travel tips.
Travelling to and around Addis Ababa
You will be welcomed in Addis Ababa thought the Bole International Airport, where you can choose taxi or hotel pickup to reach the city centre. You can travel around Addis Ababa by taxi, minibus, tram, and booked tours.
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