Journey to the Roof of Africa gives one an ample opportunity to discover and enjoy many of Ethiopia’s cultural heritage and its exotic, beautiful and picturesque landscapes. Prehistoric (B.C) monolithic moments of Axum, 4th century Coptic churches, 12th century monasteries on Lake Tana, 11th Century rock hewn churches of Lalibella, 17th Century Castles at Gonder, the gorgeous Nile falls and breathtaking Semien Mountains are among the warders you will see. In contrast with the old the new faces of our towns on the route will truly astound you and take you back and forth in time.
This represents the national history of the country with its archaeological findings and collections of fossils, where the skeleton of “Lucy” dating back to 3.2 million years is found.
It is founded 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.
A beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture which is unique to both Ethiopia and Africa and is dedicated to the Holly Trinity. Here you will find scripts of the imperial families, statues 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.
St. gorge Cathedral is which is located at the heart of the city is the church where Emperor Haileselassie is coroneted as the Emperor of Ethiopia. In Its Museum we visit clothes and valuable personal materials of the former Ethiopian kings, religious crosses, and manuscripts and old paintings.
It is the highest pick in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, which was the site for the first palace of Emperor Menelik-II, the founder of Addis Ababa. Here there is St. Mary church, where Emperor Menelik crowned Emperor in it and you will admire the par anomic view of the city with its surrounding forests with its breath taking air.