Those who perished in the Red Terror are not forgotten in this centre of learning and research, which offers free admission. The Museum Library is also open to the public.
This beautifully conceived octagonal-shaped house of worship is a popular destination with the devout as well as the curious. Take a guided tour of the stained glass windows and paintings. There's also a museum onsite.
Home of one of the world's most famous archeological discoveries - the bones of "Lucy" an early hominid - this national museum covers natural history, art history and the cultures of Ethiopia.
Rising 3,200 metres above Addis Ababa, Mount Entoto offers a breath of fresh air, literally. Photo opportunities present themselves at the colorful St. Mary's Church. The Mount Entoto Museum houses relics and tribal clothes, and you can see the dwellings of Emperor Menelik II.
Located on the main campus of Addis Ababa University, the Ethnological Museum was established in 1955. It serves to preserve the country’s heritage and educate the public. It's also a centre for research. The collection includes more than 13,000 items such as secular and religious manuscripts, ceremonial tools, paintings, icons, exquisitely embroidered robes and books.
The Mausoleum of Menelik II
The last resting place of Emperor Menelik II (1844-1813), this beautiful architectural example is also a place of worship. It also houses the remains of Menelik II's wife, Empress Taitou and his daughter, Empress Zauditu (1876-1930), who ruled after her father's death. Visitors can look at the colorful portraits and murals that recount Menelik's illustrious life.
ShiroMeda Open Market
Experience authentic Addis Ababa open-market shopping at ShiroMeda. You'll be sure to go home with some exciting gifts and souvenirs including hand-made cloths and dazzling jewelry.
In use by worshippers, this 13th century rock-hewn church is a fine example of the kind of religious architecture one finds in Northern Ethiopia. It's adorned simply with some materials of a traditionally constructed house of worship, but it's clear this church maintains its strong connection to the natural world.
Kiddus Raguel Church
Built under the reign of Emperor Menelik II this octogonal-shaped Orthodox Church is a fine example of local religious architecture. Nearby is the cave which was said to serve for 700 years as the original rock-hewn place of worship for Kiddus Raguel before the main church was built.
Holy Trinity Cathedral
The seat of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa, Holy Trinity Cathedral is the final resting place for many of the country's royalty and patriots like Emperor Haile Selassie I and British anti-fascist activist Sylvia Pankhurst, who died in Addis Ababa in 1960. There is a Museum on the Church grounds, and also a school and monastery.