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Asmara

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Little Rome

Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems. According to oral tradition, four clans of the area waged war against each other until the women of each clan decided that peace can only come through unification of the tribes--hence the city's name, meaning "they made them unite" in Tigrinya. A trip to Little Rome, as the Italians called the city, reveals the most concentrated assemblage of Modernist architecture in the world, thanks to the Italian architects who used the town as an "empty canvas" during the 1930s. Soak in the atmosphere in Asmara's attractions, including museums, cathedrals, and piazzas. Plan your vacation with our Eritrea tour itinerary maker app and discover the best things to do in Asmara.
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Asmara has numerous distinctive hotels and hostels offering affordable sleeping options. For easiest access to the city's top attractions and restaurants, consider hotels in the artistic downtown area, where you can also find a wide variety of furnished rental apartments suited for longer stays. The hotels' fancy architecture and professional staff present a sharp contrast to the poor residences of the local people.
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