A beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture which is unique to both Ethiopia and Africa and is dedicated to the holy trinity. Here you will find scripts of the imperial families, status done by a Greek sculpture stained glass window paintings from the old and new testament in the bible and coffins of Emperor Haile Silassie –I, the founder of the church and his wife.
It is found in the main campus of the Addis Ababa University by the institute of Ethiopian studies with the aim to preserve the country’s historical and cultural heritages. It has complete collections that describe almost all the tribal groups in Ethiopia. Here you will have an overview about the history, culture and traditions of the people of Ethiopia. The collections include the nomadic tribal groups that are now living just as man’s forefather lived thousands of years back.
It comprises of many archaeological and historical findings including the famous complete hominid fossil remain of “Lucy” locally known as “Dinkinesh” meaning wonderful.
Weaving style at shiromeda :
This is making of cultural clothes with different designs in traditional way. Here you can see while the weavers are weaving and selling the products in the nearby to their weaving place. The main products are the traditional shema clothes like “Gabi”, “Netela”, etc…... from cotton, which are completely in different style with other industrially made nylon clothes. The national cloth is also made in the same way. Even if weaving is the activity that can be done in every part of the country, there are people who are specialized for this activity making quality cultural clothes in many different forms. These are Dorze people, one of the southern nations and nationalities who are also known for their beehive elephant head. In Addis Ababa they are leading in supplying the cultural clothes.
Mount Entoto :
It is the highest peak in Addis Ababa with an altitude of 3200 meters, which was the Sit for the first palace of emperor Menelik-II, the founder of Addis Ababa. Here there is s.t marry church, where emperor Minilik was crowned and you will admire the stupendous views of the city with its surrounding plains and volcanic cones together with its breathtaking air.
The greatest open air market in east Africa. Here you will be presented with confusing, but fascinating, glimpse of the vast range of goods and artifacts available from all parts of the country and you will enjoy the Ethiopian trade exchange tradition in the open air, you can purchase anything you desire.
• The above programs can be adjusted according to your time, budget and interest.