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Addis Mercato, Addis Ababa

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The biggest open-air market in Africa, Addis Mercato offers everything from handmade soaps to ancient artifacts (of dubious origin). Crowded and chaotic, the market remains perhaps the best place to get the feel of the city and observe how its residents shop for everyday essentials. Use our Addis Ababa online trip builder to visit Addis Mercato on your trip to Addis Ababa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Good experience, good guides. Highly recommended and these are the details: +251963727196 email - Yayehyradt@yahoo.com 
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  • If you haven't been to a market in Africa before, Mercato is a must, nothing like the others in the rest of the world, and it would be the highlight of your trip in Addis. It is another world outside....  more
    If you haven't been to a market in Africa before, Mercato is a must, nothing like the others in the rest of the world, and it would be the highlight of your trip in Addis. It is another world outside....  more »
  • I love busy, messy, and caotic places! So here it is Addis Abeba's market, can't get much busier than that. Also not touristic and people not so used to have tourist walking around, and i didnt find.....  more
    I love busy, messy, and caotic places! So here it is Addis Abeba's market, can't get much busier than that. Also not touristic and people not so used to have tourist walking around, and i didnt find.....  more »
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  • Mercato is the only best market in Ethiopia. Everything imported from anywhere are down at here. And expanded to all Ethiopian state.
  • I didn't like this place very much. Clothes are majorly sold here but they seemed overpriced when compared to other currencies. Maybe they are trying to rip off foreigners. I was able to buy their native men's wear tho and I loved it.
  • Good market place in Ethiopia
  • Addis Mercato Market is the biggest market in Africa. It is a large open-air market situation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has different kinds of sight. Small and big alleys, many people carrying heavy load on their heads, ever-moving vehicles, humans and animals. The traffic here is crazy! You just have to catch fun at the sights of the heavy and never-ending streams of pedestrian traffic. It is a place to get all you need.
  • Ethiopias and Africas largest open market. Its crowded but nice place ....take care on the way😜

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