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Museums and Churches in Addis Ababa

The metropolis of Addis Ababa does not have too many sights: The city was only built at the end of the 19th century and even from that time there are only a few buildings. The two most important churches, Saint George’s Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, are interesting despite their young age. The first is, typical for Ethiopian churches, a round building, the other is a neo-baroque basilica.

In the National Museum we visit Lucy, perhaps the most famous skeleton of ancient human species. And in the university’s Ethnological Museum, located in the former imperial palace, we learn a lot about the way of life of the various tribes.

Otherwise, it is impressive how much is being built in this city, including some skyscrapers. The logos of Chinese construction companies hang on most of the large construction sites.

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