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Awash National Park

national park

137km

940

Konso

and other Omo Valley tribes

438km

5.2537.4833
Sights

Africa Hall

This is where the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is headquartered as well as most UN offices in Ethiopia. It is also the site of the founding of the Organization for African Unity (OAU) which eventually became the African Union. Security is tight and you won't be admitted unless you have an appointment.

478m

9.014738.762

National Palace (Ethiopia)

Built as the Jubilee Palace to mark Emperor Haile Selassie's Silver Jubilee in 1955, it is the residence of the President of Ethiopia. Taking pictures is prohibited and even pausing to peer over the wall will attract security.

712m

9.016838.7604

Monument to the Lion of Judah

Commemorates Emperor Menelik. It was erected in 1930 and looted by the Italians a few years later. It remained in Rome for 30 years before being returned in the 1960s.

917m

9.0108638.75316

Tiglachin Monument

Sometimes erroneously called Derg Monument, which Ethiopians find offensive because it is not a monument to honour the Derg regime. This massive statue monument was built in the 1980s. The sides have a tribute to Ethiopian and Cuban soldiers who died in the 1977-1978 war against Somalia. If you want to take pictures, there is a guy asking for a small fee.

1.5km

9.0238.75166667

National Archives and Library of Ethiopia

1.5km

9.0180555638.75

Holy Trinity Cathedral (Addis Ababa)

It was built to commemorate the country's liberation from the Italians, and many victims killed by the Italians during occupation are buried here. The locals call the church Haile Selassie Church because Emperor Haile Selassie's body was moved here in 2000. It was once the largest Ethiopian Orthodox cathedral. Includes a small museum. Shoes must be left outside.

2.3km

9.03079938.766562

National Museum of Ethiopia

A world-class museum. The most famous exhibit is the replica of Lucy, an early hominid. With Ethiopian civilization being one of the oldest in the world, the artefacts within the museum span thousands of years, including some from its earliest days. A wide variety of artefacts are featured, from sculptures to clothing to artwork. Both traditional and modern art are featured.

3.1km

9.0383333338.76194444

Hager Fikir Theatre

The oldest theatre in Ethiopia.

3.1km

9.0376916738.75453611

St. George's Cathedral, Addis Ababa

Built in 1896 to commemorate Ethiopia's victory over the Italians. The cathedral is a octagonal building. As you walk around it, you will notice people praying beside the walls, but it is unlikely that you will find an entrance. The Cathedral houses a small museum and close to it you will likely meet one of the archdeacons of the Cathedral. If he offers to be a guide, take his offer and visit the Cathedral with him. The interior is beautifully decorated with huge paintings and mosaics, and will make the trip worthwhile. It is worth visiting the museum with a guide as well to see ceremonial clothes and ancient manuscripts.

3.1km

9.03669138.751415

Medhane Alem Cathedral, Addis Ababa

This cathedral, whose name means "Saviour of the World", is the second largest church in Africa.

3.5km

8.995938.7899

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Addis Ababa

Ethiopia
Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia. It had a population of 3.4 million in 2007 and it is growing very rapidly like many African cities.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

24°C7
Precipitation: 13 mm

Feb

25°C9
Precipitation: 30 mm

Mar

25°C11
Precipitation: 58 mm

Apr

25°C11
Precipitation: 82 mm

May

25°C11
Precipitation: 84 mm

Jun

23°C11
Precipitation: 138 mm

Jul

21°C11
Precipitation: 280 mm

Aug

21°C11
Precipitation: 290 mm

Sep

22°C11
Precipitation: 149 mm

Oct

23°C9
Precipitation: 27 mm

Nov

23°C7
Precipitation: 7 mm

Dec

23°C7
Precipitation: 7 mm
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