ATTRACTIONS OF ETHIOPIA
This country, in which 12 months in a year reigns Sunny weather and holiday atmosphere. To begin acquaintance with Ethiopia by the ancient cities of Axum and Gondar. The first one is just steeped in an atmosphere of antiquity, it was founded more than three thousand years ago, for a long time the city was ruled by a series of Solomonidou. The most famous building, the Church of the virgin Mary. According to one legend, the sanctuary was hidden a valuable relic – the ark of the Covenant, which the city brought the king Menelik. Gondar is famous for the superb castles of the 16th – 18th centuries, one of them opened a Historical Museum dedicated to the fascinating history of the city. In the surroundings of Gondar, you can see the complex of ancient monasteries, Dating from the 13th – 15th centuries, there are many pools with healing spring water.
Several well-known architectural landmarks are located in the city of Harar. Be sure to visit the Governor’s Palace, mosques and the Coptic Church. As a major trading center famous town of diré-Dawa, almost half of its territory is occupied by the colourful markets, bazaars and shops. Lots of interesting excursion routes is preparing for tourists from Addis Ababa. Among the important tourist points worth noting the Church of St. George, the castle of Emperor Menelik II, the Palace of Africa, Artistic and Archaeological museums, and the market is “Mercato”.
Most important from a religious point of view is the Central city of Lalibela, in the territory of which preserved 11 magnificent temples. They are all located in the mountains, a large portion carved out of the rocks. Area first place is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, an unusual style and excellent architecture is the Church of the virgin Mary. Also among the revered shrines of the world level are the Church of Christ, Church of the virgin and the Church of St. George. Quite remarkable is the fact that many buildings are connected by tunnels and underground passageways so that visitors can easily explore the Shrine, located on different mountain slopes.
Beautiful nature reserves can be found in the Northern part of the country, one is located around lake Tana. Noteworthy are the Deep falls of the Nile, surrounded by beautiful tropical vegetation. Several protected areas are located in the South of Ethiopia, the main attraction of these places remains of the lake Abaya.