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Addis Mercato

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we had a realy nice Trip around Markato and Josef our guide knew Everything realy well. :) The drüber was on time and our whiches what we wanted to see were fullfiled. Moreover we saw some special places no Tourist would ever see. Felt save...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in Uganda and Cambodia and travelled quite a bit and markets are starting to become 'just markets'. When we went to Mercato, we had Ras as our guide for the day. He was able to find places to take us up high...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LibbyW516
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

bustling with activity all the time, youll find almost EVRYTHING here. do make sure to check out this place for unique local fruits, veggies, crafts, and other items. It is smelly, crowded and noisy- but it adds to the charm of Merkato! Don;t go expecting...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Samiha D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joseph made it fun and safe don't recommend you go without a guide it is huge and busy with some mentions of pickpockets.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Red I
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Africa’s biggest open market! Yared showed me an amazing time- last minute. All the wonders of Addis through the eyes of someone local who knows everyone in the city practically. Find him on WhatsApp. +251 96 372 7196

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Andrew D
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Imagine walking into a maze of shops with hundreds of friendly strangers. Each one shouting and pushing against each other. No age or money limit, you can even find some farm animals running around in there. It’s a market like no other. It's an experience...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RunAfricaEthiopia
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Generally, Addis Ababa is not very busy capital city. But, visiting Merkato market (the biggest of its kind in Africa) is a real experience to see the other side of Addis Ababa. Best spots of Merkato to visit are the chat (mild stimulant locals chew)...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank mulukeng2016
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

This is the biggest market in the city.It is big ,crowded ,colorful and you may find a lot of local products.It is not that far from the city.If you want to go there,i would not recomend to go by yourself just because it is huge...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Adilet K
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

A few days ago one of our Ethiopian airlines flight was cancelled so we had to spend a day in Addis Ababa, I started looking for things to do in the city and Merkato looked very interesting, most of the reviews said it was better...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

We booked an 3h tour to the local Mercato, the biggest market in Africa. We got picked up in front of our guesthouse and Yayehyradt brought us first to Addis oldest coffee house to start the day with a strong coffee. Afterwards we continued the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from anishavlani | Reviewed this property |
Mostly all shops are open selling consumbales etc.But many also observe holidays especially in the afternoons
March 30, 2016|
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Response from Lgazit | Reviewed this property |
Everyone only wantes Birr from me... most don't know conversion rate either. And taxis are a NIGHTMARE in all of Addis for tourists. I think one of the worst cities in the world to take a taxi in. Of course everybody takes... More
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Response from abletokhuna | Reviewed this property |
Lots of stuff. Department store for the city. Junk recycled, new stuff, old, second-hand, etc. Get guide and be careful.