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Addis Mercato
Addis Mercato

Addis Mercato

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Shopping, Market
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Addis Mercato, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 91 250 2236
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mercato-Addis-Ababa/1433894400201685
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Local from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

One place to visit in Addis Ababa is Merkato. It is the biggest outdoor market not only in Ethiopia but in the whole of Africa. Few of the worth visiting places in Merkato are the Spice Market, the False Banana Tree (locally known as Enset) Market, second hand items market, Chat (green leaves locals chew for stimulation) and the recycling sections. Note - Merkato is closed on Sundays, and bargaining is the order of business here.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Definitely a hustling and bustling market, with some of the most impressive displays of people carrying huge loads of things through large crowds I have ever seen. Watch your pockets, take a guide, careful taking pictures of people without asking.

There is a small section of the market selling baskets and some clothes, but the vast majority of it is food and household goods. It is much more of a experience in Addis, than a good shopping destination.

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London, UK

All routes begin in the Capital, Addis Ababa. Mercato is the largest open-air market in Africa. It employs tens of thousands and spans a 5 km width. Be warned, you can literally find anything. A guide is essential for safety and comfort. A walk-through is a cultural assault of all the senses. Afterwards, stop for some respite on the fringes with a Latte Macchiato (legacy of Italian invasion) to watch Mercato’s manic mayhem pass by.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis
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Chaotic, crowded, and stifling but one of the largest markets in Africa and a must-see if you are in Addis. Expect interesting but not necessarily enjoyable or attractive.

Apparently, this is the place in town where you are the most at risk of crime.

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Djibuti, Djibouti, Djibouti

fOR SHOPPING mostly,there is much to buy with less money.How wonderful

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Arba Minch', Gamo Gofa, Ethiopia

Addis is nice place to live and visit.

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