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Addis Mercato, Addis Ababa

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The biggest open-air market in Africa, Addis Mercato offers everything from handmade soaps to ancient artifacts (of dubious origin). Crowded and chaotic, the market remains perhaps the best place to get the feel of the city and observe how its residents shop for everyday essentials. Use our Addis Ababa online trip builder to visit Addis Mercato on your trip to Addis Ababa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I visited Addis in June. On second day I met Yayehyrad Tesfaye.Then we went for a cup of coffee at one of the most traditional coffee houses. And he even took me to the roof top of a building for a pa...  more »
  • I was in Addis Ababa with friends for two days in March. Since we read in advance about the size of the market, but really wanted to see it, we decided to do the whole thing with a guide. Even from Germany, my acquaintance has made contact with the leader Joseph via WhatsApp. This worked very well and it was quickly agreed on a good price. On the day of the market visit, Joseph picked us up at the hotel on time with a driver. We then spent about two hours on the market and then in a traditional restaurant very good food. Joseph explained and showed us everything. He speaks excellent English and is incredibly friendly and outgoing. I would go on an excursion with him again at any time and I would like to thank him again. All the best my friend!
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