Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and the African Union and is often called the "African Capital" due to its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent. Located in the foothills of the Entoto Mountains and standing 7,726 feet (2,355 meters) above sea level, it is the third highest capital in the world.
The city has a National Museum that exhibits numerous antiquates, historical relics, archaeological and paleontological objects including the 3. 18 million year old fossil of Lucy.
Ethnographic Museum is also the museum strives 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.
You will be amazed by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, St. George Cathedral that contains several interesting modern paintings and mosaics.
Trinity Cathedral is a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture that is unique to both Ethiopia and Africa and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Many renowned Ethiopians are buried in the church grounds and the tombs of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife are inside the church.
You will experience the atmosphere of the Mercato - the biggest open market of Africa, and the commanding panoramic viewpoint Mount Entoto, which offers the stupendous view of the city.