Tourism in Ethiopia
Still have not planned your next vacation? Ethiopia can become the perfect dream destination. Soon you leave dazzled by the African country with the largest number of declared world heritage by UNESCO monuments.
Formerly known as Abyssinia, the current Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia stands as one of the most amazing places in Africa. On every corner you’ll run your way with cultural treasures of unparalleled beauty.
What to see in Ethiopia?
Its capital Addis Ababa, besides being the most populous city, is considered by many as the most representative city of the entire African continent, since inside the very different institutions of the Organization of African Unity accumulate.
All this to say nothing of the many different corners must as are the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity , a temple of magnas dimensions and reserved as a burial site for which has been conceived as the Messiah by the Rastafarians: Haile Selassie, the last great Ethiopian emperor. Next to this wonder of the great city of Addis Ababa, you cannot miss the Archaeological Museum, a building whose walls dream is stamped the imprint of some of the most prominent African ancestors who trod these lands. One of the most valued, hidden inside this museum treasures is Lucy, the oldest human skeleton found to date.
However, beyond the city limits also we can find many places that you must not miss if you choose to travel to Ethiopia. One of this is known as Park Abijatta-Shalla, located about 200 kilometers south of Addis Ababa. With almost 900 square kilometers, this natural corner of the Oromia region brings us closer Valley lakes Rift Abijatta and Shalla, both separated by the impregnable slopes of Mount Fike, the highest of this emblematic corner of the park peak. As if this were not enough, northwest of Lake Abijatta a set of hot springs are concentrated, not to mention a large number of flamingoes concentrated on this very point.
Another major cities to visit in Ethiopia you will find it displayed in Axum , capital called Axumite kingdom for more than thirteen centuries, whose influence extends to today, to the extent presented as the main religious and most representative of Christianity center in Ethiopia . Among other wonders you cannot miss the Archaeological Stele Park, a stunning full of mausoleums of kings necropolis, as well as Axum obelisk with more than 1,000 years old.
Right there you will find the Church of St. Mary of Zion, whose walls are surrounded by controversy when the enclave where supposedly the Ark of the Covenant is hidden.
Similarly, on the shores of Lake Tana you find the city of Bahir Dar. A compendium of churches of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries are concentrated on the surface, not to mention that we will be near the Blue Nile Falls, one of the great wonders of the African continent and the world.
However, one of the most magical and esoteric treasures of Ethiopia is found in Lalibela, one of the most interesting cities in the African country where the famous churches carved into the rock, concentrate a total of eleven Christian churches carved in live rock in the twelfth century with the intention of creating a New Jerusalem, which have been declared world heritage by UNESCO. In this same city we can also find the Monastery of Nakuto Laab, who was raised in a cave surrounded by ponds, rivers and vegetation. Its origins lie in the reign of Nahuto Laad, who dominated this land during the thirteenth century.