North of Addis Ababa Walking Tour, Addis Ababa

Some remarkable landmarks of Addis Ababa can be found in the north part of the city. There are monuments, beautiful buildings and the zoo where you can see lions walking. This self-guided tour will lead you through these attractions in the north of Addis Ababa.
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North of Addis Ababa Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: North of Addis Ababa Walking Tour
Guide Location: Ethiopia » Addis Ababa (See other walking tours in Addis Ababa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: vickyc
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Addis Ababa University

1) Addis Ababa University

Addis Ababa University was founded in 1950 at the request of Haile Selassie by a Canadian Jesuit, Dr Lucien Matte, S.J. as a two-year college, and began operations the next year. Over the following two years an affiliation with the University of London was developed. The university maintains branches in many cities throughout Ethiopia, leading to the claim of being "the largest university in Africa." The university offered its first master's programs in 1979 and its first PhD programs in 1987. The writer and theorist Richard Cummings served as a member of the Faculty of Law of the Addis Ababa University.

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Karl Marx Sculpture

2) Karl Marx Sculpture

Karl Marx Sculpture is the monument in honour of this person in Addis Ababa that symbolizes the friendship between these two countries. It is a huge sculpture that represents the head of Karl Marx. It stands at the entrance to the campus of the University of Addis Ababa. The statue was created by a German sculptor from GDR - Jo Jastram. He later made many other sculptures for Ethiopia. Until today, this statue has remained as a reminder of Ethiopian and German relations.
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Yekatit 12 Monument

3) Yekatit 12 Monument

The Yekatit 12 Square is a monument in Addis Ababa commemorating victims of Italian reprisals following an attempt to kill the Italian Viceroy Rodolfo Graziani 19 February 1937, or Yekatit 12 in the Ethiopian calendar. Every year, people of Addis Ababa celebrate this day. The monument represents a white obelisk where the scenes of massacre and the funerals of the victims are depicted. This monument is also called the Monument of Martyrs or Sidist Kilo ("Six Kilometer"), that is, the name of the quarter where the monument is located.
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Lion Zoo Park

4) Lion Zoo Park (must see)

Lion Zoo Park was founded in 1948 and is a small zoo in Addis Ababa. Before the park was opened, some lions were hunted in Ethiopia and donated to the Emperor Haile Selassie. The lions lived at the Palace. Later they decided to keep the animals in Lion Park. The few lions that you will see there are rare species: Leopantels Abyssinica. There are also other Ethiopian animals at the zoo such as tortoises, monkeys, baboons, ducks, rabbits and fish.
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St. George Armenian Church

5) St. George Armenian Church

There is an Armenian church in Addis Ababa, as there are very many ethnic groups living in this city. Armenians contributed very much to the development of Addis Ababa and this church is a monumental building in the cultural history of Addis Ababa. St. George Armenian Church is the Orthodox church. It was built from gray stone and is an impressive building.
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Greek Orthodox Church

6) Greek Orthodox Church

The Greek Orthodox Church was constructed in 1935. It stands in a prestigious part of the city as Greeks were very influential in Addis Ababa. The church represents the traditional Greek Orthodox style. Today very few Greeks remain in the city, as they left Ethiopia in the time of the Derg regime. The church remained as a memorial to the once powerful Greek community.
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Hager Fikir Theater

7) Hager Fikir Theater

Hager Fikir Theater in Addis Ababa is a must visit place, for it is not only the theater with the greatest tradition in Ethiopia but also the oldest indigenous theater in Africa. The theater was founded in 1935 and it replaced a former night club. Later the entrance of the theater was rebuilt so as to resemble a real theater. Standing for more than 70 years of cultural life in Addis Ababa, the theater is a playhouse where modern Ethiopian music and drama were born and nurtured. Many stars like Aster Aweke, Tilahun Gessesse and Frew Hailu began their careers on the stage of Hager Fikir Theater. Both traditional Ethiopian plays and translations of European playwrights by William Shakespeare, Friedrich Schiller, Henrik Ibsen and Molière have been produced at Hager Fikir Theater in recent decades. Movie performances are on schedule most of the days. Theater plays are performed on weekend and musical shows are on stage on public holidays.
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Walking Tours in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Create Your Own Walk in Addis Ababa

Create Your Own Walk in Addis Ababa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Addis Ababa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping Areas and Shops Walking Tour in Addis Ababa

Shopping Areas and Shops Walking Tour in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa offers a great shopping experience with its shopping districts and streets. Tourists will find Ethiopian crafts, jewelery, clothes, fresh exotic fruits and vegetables. The main shopping districts in Addis Ababa are Piazza and around Cherchil Avenue. Take this self-guided tour to experience really exciting shopping in Ethiopia.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Foot of Entoto Mountain Walking Tour

Foot of Entoto Mountain Walking Tour

There are several tourist attractions at the very foot of Entoto Mountain and along Entoto Road that lead to the top of the mountain. Attractions at the foot of Entoto Mountain include markets that sell specific Ethiopian goods, like crafts and clothes, churches, a park and a cemetery. Take this self-guided tour to explore the fascinating views offered in this region of Addis Ababa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is the country’s commercial and cultural hub, hosting a number of historic landmarks: monuments, squares, palaces and more. Among them the ones dedicated to the local Emperor Menelek and those commemorating the country's last, 20th-century emperor Haile Selassie. Follow this orientation walk to explore some of the top attractions of Addis Ababa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Religious Sights Walking Tour in Addis Ababa

Religious Sights Walking Tour in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia is mainly a Christian country. However, there are many other religions of the world there as the country has many ethnic groups. Addis Ababa boasts very beautiful and old, Christian cathedrals and churches. There are also Catholic churches and mosques in the city. This self-guided tour will lead you to the great religious sights of Addis Ababa.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.5 km
Museums Walking Tour in Addis Ababa

Museums Walking Tour in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is home to many interesting and various museums. Of special interest are the collections of the National Museum. Other museums display collections that take you through the history of Africa and Ethiopia, its people and its art. This self-guided tour will lead you through the diverse museums of Addis Ababa.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Everyday Life Walking Tour in Addis Ababa

Everyday Life Walking Tour in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is a busy city with millions of inhabitants. You can learn about the everyday life of local people by visiting some of the places that are popular among them, for example, parks, where there are parents with kids and young romantic couples, and shops, cafes and churches, as Ethiopians are very a religious nation. There are many churches in this city. Take this self-guided tour to experience the everyday life of local Ethiopians.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km