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VET130: Full Day Sightseeing tour of Addis

National Museum: - It comprises of many archaeological and historical findings including the famous complete hominid fossil remain of ‘Lucy’ locally known as ‘Dinknesh’ meaning wonderful. Visiting this museum is having a good summary for your visit to the historic Ethiopia.

 

 Ethnological Museum: - It is found 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.

 

 Mount Entoto: - It is the highest peak 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 stupendous views of the city with its surrounding plains and volcanic cones together with its breathtaking air.

 

 Menelik's Mausoleum: The church of Baata was built in 1911 and serves as tomb for emperors, prices and martyrs of freedom. Originally, it was built to house the tomb of Emperor Minilik II. Later, it included the graves of members of his family.

 

 Pottery: Is one of the cottage industries and it is a means of producing house hold utensils from clay mud where it is available. Pottery is normally done by women like other African nations. Here, you can see the whole process of making a pottery, which means, making, drying, and firing to make it strong and durable.

 

 Weaving: This is the means of making cultural clothes with different designs by traditional way. Here, you can see while the weavers are weaving and selling the products in the nearby to their weaving place. The main products are the traditional shema clothes like Gabi, netela, and so on from cotton, which are completely in different style with other industrially made nylon clothes. The national cloth is also made in the same way. >>Inquire/Book This Tour

 


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